Travel Tips

Take Time to RECHARGE after Vacation!

November 29, 2016
Recharge after vacation

Taking time to recharge after vacation is one of the best things you can do for yourself. It’s always fantastic to escape the daily grind and go on vacation, but when it’s time to go back you want to feel recharged and ready to go.  After taking a long vacation, it seems like you’re relaxed and refueled; however, sometimes it feels as if another vacation is needed just to recoup. I remember a time in my 20’s where I could go, go, go; wake…

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Southeast Asia Videos

Southeast Asia Video Surprise

November 26, 2016
Singapore Southeast Asia

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and recouping from their good eats & Black Friday! While my Thanksgiving was good, the best part of it was the surprise gift from my daughter. She has an incredible talent for creating videos & doing picture edits. Since she’s always busy with school,  time doesn’t always permit for extracurricular editing. I badly wanted a video collage of our trip to Southeast Asia last year to Singapore & Bali that we took with her father and SURPRISE……

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D.C. Bound Weekend

November 15, 2016
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The last time I was in Washington D.C. was 2010. It’s incredible how quickly time flies! The other weekend I had the opportunity to return to D.C. to visit my friend Antonette Artiz, after her fabulous visit to Los Angeles, as you can see in my first vlog here. It was the perfect weekend getaway – a girls weekend (just what the doctor ordered). Although I’ve been to Washington D.C./Maryland many of times, there is always something new and different to do.…

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Flashback Friday Southern California

Flashback Friday: Orange, CA

November 11, 2016
Orange, CA

A visit to Orange, CA is like taking a step back into time. A friend told me about a neat place to go antique shopping about an 1.5 hours from Los Angeles. I was searching for a unique gift and a town filled with antique goodies sounded like just the right place! Amazed by all the different antique stores in Orange, CA, it’s definitely worth spending an entire day. Some places consisted of ‘malls’ sectioned of various antique owners selling their goods.…

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Southern California Videos Vlogs

Downtown Los Angeles: A Quick Vlog Tour

November 8, 2016
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Downtown Los Angeles has so much to offer that it’s amazing all the things one can do. I know I’ve been MIA (missing in action) and that’s what happens when your plate gets too full. I thought I’d try something different and take on a little vlogging from time to time. This is a HUGE deal for me as I don’t like being on camera, but I’m stepping out of my comfort zone and going for it! I decided to vlog about…

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Retreat Southern California

Flashback Friday: Manzanita Village

October 21, 2016
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Manzanita Village is a magical place where I did some incredible transformation work with my mentor Michele Benzamin-Miki. In addition to my personal work, I’ve attended a couple of fabulous retreats. Each visit to Manzanita Village has been a profound experience. Because I’m a city girl, the spacious land provides room for me to breathe and think clearly. At night, it’s so dark the stars shine so bright. It almost feels like you can reach out and touch them. Only a two and half hour…

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Halloween Holidays

Repost: Top 5 Haunted Hotels in the U.S.

October 18, 2016
Haunted Hotels

In honor of Halloween, I thought it would be fun to list my top 5 favorite haunted hotels in the U.S. If wanting to getaway this Halloween weekend, check out one of these haunted hotels. Nothing quite says paranormal than staying overnight in a haunted establishment.   1. Jerome Grand Hotel – Jerome, AZ                 Having visited the town of Jerome (see my post Top 10 Things to Do in Sedona, AZ), this place has a haunting vibe and officially…

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Central America Guest Blogger Mexico

Lost in Mexico

September 21, 2016
Lost in Mexico

Today’s post features one of my dearest friends, Jacqui Tavis. She loves to travel as much as I do; but Jacqui took it a step further by saving up several years to travel throughout Central America. Jacqui, her adventurous partner Jorge, and her beloved dog PJ, left the daily grind to travel for an entire year. I admire their audaciousness of traveling by trailer and hope to fully embrace their spirit one day. Please make sure to visit her blog and follow along during…

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Caribbean Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday: Puerto Rico

September 16, 2016
Castillo San Felipe Del Morro in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is one of my favorite places in the Caribbean. Because the people are warm and welcoming, it contributes to a very relaxed environment. My last visit was in April 2015, traveling to the towns of Aguadilla; Cabo Rojo; Corozal; Old San Juan; and Isla Verde. Read all about it in previous posts of Puerto Rico. Today’s flashback photo is of a visit to Castillo San Felipe del Morro in Old San Juan. Since this was one of my favorite spots for taking amazing pics, I…

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Flashback Friday Roadside Attractions

Roadside Attractions: World’s Tallest Thermometer

September 9, 2016
World's Tallest Thermometer

Roadside attractions will be a new category added to the blog. I love my little road trips and you never know what you’ll discover along the way. The idea came to me when I stumbled upon a giant James Dean cut out along Hwy. 46. Click here for details. Today’s Flashback Friday showcases the World’s Tallest Thermometer located in Baker, CA. I stopped to take a pic of this interesting roadside attraction en route to Las Vegas last month. It’s not my first…

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