19 11, 2017

CANADA: Hiking Tour of the Canadian Rockies

2017-11-30T08:06:21+00:00 November 19th, 2017|Categories: Canada, Destinations|0 Comments

CANADA: 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 [...]

16 08, 2016

Bali Tips for First Timers

2017-10-25T07:07:36+00:00 August 16th, 2016|Categories: Destinations, Everywhere Else, Favorites|Tags: |0 Comments

Bali Tips for First Timers I had been fantasizing about wandering to Bali with my French "family" for quite some time, so on my last visit to France, I finally popped the question: “How about we go to Bali together this summer?,” I asked my adopted sister. The look on her face told me the game was [...]

13 07, 2011

TENNESSEE: One Day in Nashville

2017-10-25T06:48:01+00:00 July 13th, 2011|Categories: Destinations, USA|Tags: , , |0 Comments

TENNESSEE: One Day in Nashville A Stop on the Retro Advice Road Trip In the summer of 2011, I somehow convinced my almost 13-year old daughter to embark on a 50-day road trip in search of adventure, fun, and coming-of-age wisdom from women around the country. To get her to agree to leave her bosom buddies [...]

13 07, 2011

GEORGIA: Two Days in Savannah

2017-10-25T06:47:53+00:00 July 13th, 2011|Categories: Destinations, USA|Tags: , |0 Comments

GEORGIA: Two Days in Savannah A Stop on the Retro Advice Road Trip In the summer of 2011, I somehow convinced my almost 13-year old daughter to embark on a 50-day road trip in search of adventure, fun, and coming-of-age wisdom from women around the country. To get her to agree to leave her bosom buddies [...]

1 06, 2011

The Retro Advice Adventure: A Mother Daughter Road Trip

2017-06-05T05:08:00+00:00 June 1st, 2011|Categories: Destinations, Favorites, USA|Tags: |0 Comments

The Retro Advice Adventure: A Mother Daughter Road Trip What advice would you give your teenage self? My girl and I were determined to collect as many answers to this question as we could on our cross country mother daughter road trip—AND have an adventure while gathering them.  Woman have SO much to teach each other—and so [...]

31 08, 2016

5 Places to Get the Best Brunch in Brooklyn

2017-05-01T04:52:52+00:00 August 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 [...]

10 02, 2016

10 of the Coolest Things to Do in San Diego

2017-04-14T14:35:51+00:00 February 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

2017-04-14T14:35:51+00:00 December 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

2017-10-06T06:05:45+00:00 August 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

2017-04-15T02:56:17+00:00 July 8th, 2015|Categories: Destinations, Mexico & Central America|Tags: |0 Comments

ABC Tips on Visiting Belize I 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 [...]