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Should you quit your job to freelance: 6 questions to ask yourself

Should you quit your job to freelance: 6 questions to ask yourself

One of the biggest questions I get asked is how to get started and become a freelancer. I took that leap of faith long before this whole gig economy became a thing. I was working in the corporate world when my son was born and […]

Booking Hotels: How to Avoid Hotel Nightmares

Booking Hotels: How to Avoid Hotel Nightmares

I’ll never forget arriving at a luxury hotel in Napa to celebrate our 20th anniversary only to find that half the hotel was under construction and that the gym and spa were undergoing renovations. It was a hotel booking nightmare. I’m pretty thorough when researching […]

Blogging Tips: How to Better Organize Your Time as a Blogger

Blogging Tips: How to Better Organize Your Time as a Blogger

1. Use a timer – I bet I’m not alone in saying managing social media is the biggest time suck in being a blogger. I have my list of tasks – liking, following, commenting, responding – and I sit down with my coffee each morning […]

Being an Introvert in an Extrovert World

Being an Introvert in an Extrovert World

I am over traveling alone. I’m a travel writer, so I’m constantly on the go. My job entails visiting places and talking to people and much to my dismay, most of the time, I’m traveling alone. I’m an introvert in an extrovert world. Recently, a […]

To My Daughter: You Can Be Anything You Want To Be

To My Daughter: You Can Be Anything You Want To Be

This is what I want to tell my daughter. Why? Because I am what I wanted to be. I am proof that you can be anything you want to be. I’ve crafted out the lifestyle I want to live, to love. Not one dictated by […]

Creating Your Legacy: Are You Doing the Right Things?

Creating Your Legacy: Are You Doing the Right Things?

My kids recently lost a good friend who was tragically killed in a car accident. I did not know her well but as I read what her friends were writing about her on social media, it was clear that she had such an impact in […]



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