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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 […]

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 […]

Adults teaching our young adults to adult

Adults teaching our young adults to adult

I just moved my daughter into our new townhouse where she’ll be living. Alone. At 19. It’s a beautiful home but I’m afraid I’ve transformed it into a scene from “A Beautiful Mind”. There are sticky notes everywhere. 21 to be exact. They’re on kitchen […]

50 is the new 90 in California

50 is the new 90 in California

I’ve had a revelation after living in California for just one week. I am an old fart. It all started with the spectacle that is the original Muscle Beach near the Santa Monica Pier. I watched dozens of scantily-clad Millennials doing what appeared to be […]



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