Did your grandmother ever rub mustard plaster on your chest when you were congested or offer you a honey-lemon drink to help soothe a sore throat? Have you ever used... Read more
What do Deborah Kerr, Janet Reno, and Linda Ronstadt have in common? They’ve all experienced Parkinson Disease (PD). While men are diagnosed with PD at almost twice ... Read more
I remember it like it was yesterday. On a rainy Sunday in 2001, I rushed inside the local Catholic church, dragging my children behind me. My husband, whose wor... Read more
What are your health and fitness goals? We all have our own list. But how do you get from the ideas in your mind of what you want to actually making your life more a... Read more
There’s one thing that most of us would love to have more of. No, not money. That would be nice too, but that’s not it.
When you think about it, you ca... Read more
Last month we featured Part I of Peggy’s adventures in the Cook Islands (available HERE if you missed it). Here’s Part II.
I am standing waist deep in the most... Read more
“Open your third eye,” says Pa as we walk through the jungle learning about medicinal plants and the wisdom of nature. It’s my last day in the Cook Islands, and I fe... Read more
It’s official. I have fallen under the spell of the sirens’ song. Ever since my visit to the Greek islands last year, I have been plotting to return. As I sit at a t... Read more
In a forest near France’s Champagne region, Peter and I bike along an idyllic trail past meadows and streams underneath tall trees festive in fall colors. It’s hard ... Read more
My mother and I are people of snow.
We come from a place of deep winters. Both of us were born in the North, and Mom’s was a childhood heavy with scarves, gal... Read more
Just one taste of Spanish brandy—and I was smitten. A few years ago I attended Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans, an annual gathering that celebrates cocktails an... Read more
As sultry guitar music plays, the lights dim and two flamenco dancers appear on stage—a man and a woman. For the next hour, my husband, Peter, and I are enthralled b... Read more
“This place is a secret,” our tour guide, Izabella, tells us. “Not many tourists know about it.” We climb a grassy hill and behold an amazing view of the historic po... Read more
With a giant puff of smoke and the screeching sound of metal on metal, the steam train lurches from the station in Hoorn, a cozy city an hour north of Amsterdam, and... Read more
Berlin is on a roll. The German capital has blossomed into a city for bicyclists, a healthy alternative to das auto or public transportation. Recently, Peter, our so... Read more
The first time I used a Eurail Pass was in 1982 when I was visiting Europe with my mother on an if-it’s-Tuesday-this-must-be-Belgium whirlwind tour. We arrived in Fr... Read more
Vacationing is all about balance for me. My goal is to balance adventure and exploration with rest and relaxation. Too often I build too much activity into the itine... Read more
It was obvious we were lost. It was so obvious in fact that a well-dressed couple stopped on the sidewalk where Peter and I stood peering at a map in Valencia’s old ... Read more
Nature’s Playground: Iceland
Blue skies and sunshine would have been nice, but when we landed in Iceland at 7:30 a.m. last April, cold rain, low-hanging clouds, and... Read more