12 09, 2018

SAN DIEGO: Adams Avenue Restaurants Crawl

2018-10-03T04:54:23+00:00September 12th, 2018|Categories: At Home in San Diego|Tags: |0 Comments

Adams Avenue Restaurants Crawl I am a proud food glutton who has padded the pockets of many a food tour operator around the world. After my divorce, the hefty price tag of guided tours killed my appetite—so I started creating my own. This is a self-guided Adams Avenue Restaurants Crawl that will have you feeling fat and [...]

19 11, 2017

CANADA: Hiking Tour of the Canadian Rockies

2018-08-26T00:42:36+00:00November 19th, 2017|Categories: Canada, Destinations, The Great Outdoors|Tags: |0 Comments

Hiking Tour of the Canadian Rockies Why would I, a hardcore introvert who doesn't like to be told what to do, choose to go on a hiking tour of the Canadian Rockies with two guides and 10 strangers? As a result of 22 years in the suburbs and a decade smack in the middle of [...]

31 08, 2016

5 Places to Get the Best Brunch in Brooklyn

2018-08-26T01:09:14+00:00August 31st, 2016|Categories: Destinations, USA|Tags: |0 Comments

 5 Places to Get the Best Brunch in Brooklyn by Helen Nichols | well-beingsecrets.com  Brunch in Brooklyn is a SERIOUS business to any true Brooklynite, so choosing the right spot for your dining experience is key. Luckily, I’ve been exploring the Brooklyn brunch scene for a while now and I can give you few valuable tips. Here [...]

16 08, 2016

INDONESIA: Bali Tips for First Timers

2018-11-20T23:21:23+00:00August 16th, 2016|Categories: Destinations, Everywhere Else, Favorites|Tags: |0 Comments

Bali Tips for First Timers Are you about going to Bali for the first time? If so, then this post is definitely for you. It's packed with Bali tips for first timers that will definitely shrink the odds of a catastrophe and possibly save a life. Seriously. Here's how my first trip to Bali came about... I [...]

10 02, 2016

SAN DIEGO: 10 of the Coolest Things to Do in San Diego

2018-08-27T01:25:58+00:00February 10th, 2016|Categories: At Home in San Diego, Destinations, Favorites, USA|0 Comments

10 of the Coolest Things to Do in San Diego Whether you're a visitor or a local, I recommend that you go to the San Diego Zoo, Seaworld, and one (or more) of our awesome beaches. But, afterwards, I encourage you to veer off the beaten path. Here is my first list of 10 of the coolest things to [...]

5 12, 2015

FRANCE: Laduree Macarons

2018-08-27T01:30:21+00:00December 5th, 2015|Categories: Destinations, Europe|Tags: , |0 Comments

Laduree Macarons Sure, you can get a real French macaron all over the place in France. But, there's something extra special about Laduree macarons. Maybe the fashionable Parisian matrons sipping tea and delightful French families with their well-dressed (and even better behaved) children or the mind blowing coffee have something to do with it.  If you've never had [...]

31 08, 2015

BELIZE: Mexico Rocks and Bacalar Chico Tour

2018-08-27T01:31:21+00:00August 31st, 2015|Categories: Destinations, Mexico & Central America|Tags: |0 Comments

BELIZE: Mexico Rocks and Bacalar Chico Tour My boyfriend nailed my 48th birthday. It's entirely likely that this year's gift—a Bacalar Chico tour and snorkeling in Mexico Rocks—may never be beat. Two local guides who knew where the BBQ was, a tiny boat, fishing poles, our hats, strong sunscreen, one Transderm Scop patch, and a plan to catch our [...]

8 07, 2015

ABC Tips on Visiting BELIZE

2018-08-27T01:47:57+00:00July 8th, 2015|Categories: Destinations, Mexico & Central America|Tags: |0 Comments

ABC Tips on Visiting BelizeI have wandered to Belize numerous times, visiting both the rainforest and the reef. I adore this place—the landscape, the people, the climate, the food, and the cocktails! Since I have a thing with ABCs, I'm sharing my tips on visiting Belize with you alphabetically. Enjoy—and, don't hesitate to contact me with any questions! [...]

2 06, 2015

BELIZE: Colorful Caye Caulker Tips

2018-08-27T01:51:22+00:00June 2nd, 2015|Categories: Destinations, Mexico & Central America|Tags: |0 Comments

BELIZE: Colorful Caye Caulker Tips FINALLY!!! I got to do Belize exactly MY way. Until this latest wander, I had always come with my kids and/or ex-husband, which involved major sacrifices. My guy is neither skiddish or snobby, so I booked an Airbnb on the colorful island of Caye Caulker I'm sharing my favorite Caye Caulker tips in this post. Caye [...]

3 02, 2015

ABC Tips on Visiting FRANCE

2018-08-27T04:29:14+00:00February 3rd, 2015|Categories: Destinations, Europe, Favorites, Tips + Culture|Tags: , |0 Comments

ABC Tips on Visiting France Since 1997, I have traveled to France numerous times to visit my French family. Even though I (am embarrassed to say I) have yet to visit the Louvre, I have visited France (even the Eiffel Tower) like a local. I'm sharing my favorite tips on visiting France here—in my usual alphabetical [...]