Guest Blogger Hawaii

Hawai’i: The Big Island, Part I – Southern Kailua-Kona

July 18, 2017
Kealakekua Bay

Guest Blogger Danielle Lescure shares her Hawai’i Adventure in a 6-Part series as she ventures throughout The Big Island. You know how you get really excited about a trip and then worry it might not live up to your expectations? Yeah, that never happens in Hawai’i! Though I’ve only traveled to Hawai’i once, exploring the Big Island exceeded every possible expectation I had.   Friends had recommended Maui or Kauai as options for my first Hawaiian vacation, but the Big…

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New York State Wine

The Keuka Lake Surprise

July 8, 2017
Keuka Lake

It’s hard to believe we actually pulled it off! A year in planning the big Keuka Lake surprise for my mom’s 70th birthday. My father wanted to plan a week getaway for my mom’s special day. For years, she wanted the entire family to do a trip to the lake. The original plan was to try to find something around Cape Cod, but ultimately we settled on The Finger Lake Region: Keuka Lake. First, let me mention it is not…

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Central America

Costa Rica New Year

April 28, 2017

YES, YES, I KNOW! Sorry I’ve been gone so long , but truth be told when you’re trying to manage the daily grind it can be a little overwhelming at times. To bring you up to speed with what’s going on in my world;  I had an amazing time in Costa Rica, which we’ll get to that in a moment. Right now, I am getting in gear for my work events and big fundraiser at, and in addition, I’m working towards…

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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

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

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

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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