16 07, 2014

CALIFORNIA: Backpacking at Chickenfoot Lake (Little Lakes Valley)

2018-08-30T04:55:31+00:00July 16th, 2014|Categories: Destinations, The Great Outdoors, USA|4 Comments

Backpacking at Chickenfoot Lake (Little Lakes Valley, California) At 47, I was still a backpacking virgin. I was both excited and apprehensive about my first backpacking trip to Chickenfoot Lake in Little Lakes Valley, California. My guide, who doubled as my boyfriend, was a very brave man. Although I had trailer camped with the masses numerous times, I [...]

14 10, 2012

SAN DIEGO: Little Italy Festa

2018-08-27T03:55:47+00:00October 14th, 2012|Categories: At Home in San Diego, Destinations, USA|1 Comment

San Diego's Little Italy Festa San Diego's Little Italy FESTA is not your typical street fair.Every October since 1994, the streets of Little Italy are cordoned off and the community morphs into a street fair, art gallery, concert venue and stickball court.You'll find the typical mix of vendors and artisans hawking some pretty cool stuff. The food, [...]

13 07, 2011

TENNESSEE: One Day in Nashville

2018-09-05T05:07:28+00:00July 13th, 2011|Categories: Destinations, USA|Tags: , |0 Comments

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 for [...]

13 07, 2011

GEORGIA: Two Days in Savannah

2018-09-05T05:06:47+00:00July 13th, 2011|Categories: Destinations, USA|Tags: , |0 Comments

Two Days in Savannah, Georgia 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 [...]

7 07, 2011

LOUISIANA: New Orleans with Teens

2018-09-05T05:06:16+00:00July 7th, 2011|Categories: Destinations, USA|Tags: , |0 Comments

A Short Trip to New Orleans with Teens (or Tweens) 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 [...]

29 06, 2011

PENNSYLVANIA: Two Days in Philadelphia with a Tween

2018-09-05T05:10:30+00:00June 29th, 2011|Categories: Destinations, USA|Tags: , |0 Comments

Best Things to Do with Your Tween for Two Days in Philadelphia 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 [...]

25 06, 2011

VIRGINIA: One Day in Virginia Beach

2018-09-05T05:14:09+00:00June 25th, 2011|Categories: Destinations, USA|Tags: |0 Comments

What to Do for One Day in Virginia Beach 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 [...]

17 06, 2011

TEXAS: One Day in Austin

2018-09-05T05:15:37+00:00June 17th, 2011|Categories: Destinations, USA|Tags: , |0 Comments

What to Do for One Day in Austin 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 [...]

15 06, 2011

NEW MEXICO: Las Cruces & White Sands National Monument

2018-09-05T05:18:44+00:00June 15th, 2011|Categories: Destinations, USA|Tags: |2 Comments

Visiting Las Cruces & White Sands National Monument 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 [...]

1 06, 2011

The Retro Advice Adventure: A Mother Daughter Road Trip

2018-09-05T05:23:19+00:00June 1st, 2011|Categories: Destinations, Favorites, USA|0 Comments

The Retro Advice 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 [...]