The Enchanting Greek Islands

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France's Sparkling Champagne Region

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Start Running Safely

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Plan a Debt-Free Holiday

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So You Want To Be a Writer

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Caring for Aging Parents

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Stop Creating Your Own Misery

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The Enchanting Greek Islands

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

Local Fashionistas Share What's Hot for …

Are you one of those people who never misses an episode of fashion reality shows like Project Runway, Renovate My Wardrobe, The Face, What Not To Wear, or America’s ... Read more

France's Sparkling Champagne Region

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

Start Running Safely

As a child you may have heard about the tortoise and the hare a few too many times, but it’s a lesson that should be your mantra when starting a running program. Man... Read more

Plan a Debt-Free Holiday

If you’re like me, then this is your favorite time of year. I absolutely love Christmas!  One of the reasons I love the holiday season is because I’ve learned ... Read more

So You Want To Be a Writer

Have you ever found yourself so frustrated that you had to vent and ended up doing so in writing? Maybe you wrote something as simple as a Facebook post, venting abo... Read more

Caring for Aging Parents

“Mom always liked you best.” This comment from Tom Smothers was incorporated into nearly every Smothers Brothers comedy routine. Tom Smothers would make this complai... Read more

Stop Creating Your Own Misery

We’ve all heard of looking at life through rose-colored glasses. But few of us actually do it. Quite the opposite. Most of us view our lives through what might be ca... Read more

Alberta: The Promise of Snow

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

Olé! Spain's Unique Brandy Region

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

The Heart and Soul of Seville

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

The Spirit of Gdansk

“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

Dutch Journey to the Past

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

On a Roll: Berlin by Bike

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

Riding the Rails in Europe

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

The Simple Pleasures of Spain

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

Flavorful Valencia

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

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

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