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 [...]

22 03, 2011

CALIFORNIA: Cool Things to Do in Santa Ynez Valley

2021-12-11T04:48:21+00:00March 22nd, 2011|Categories: Destinations, USA|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Cool Things to Do in Santa Ynez Valley Ahhhh, a long weekend with a girlfriend sans disgruntled teenagers. The moment the plan was solidified, I starting searching for cool things to do in Santa Ynez Valley. Day 1—En Route from San Diego Even the joy of driving my manual transmission Mini-Cooper can't override my aversion to [...]

15 09, 2010

HAWAII: More Solo Travel to Kauai

2022-04-19T05:30:28+00:00September 15th, 2010|Categories: Destinations, USA|Tags: , |0 Comments

Back Again (Already) for More Solo Travel to Kauai My first experience with solo travel to Kauai happened one year ago—I came to the North Shore to heal (and it worked). I vowed to return for a refill every four months. This is my fourth time back. These wanders have been like none other. This place [...]

8 07, 2010

NEW YORK: Exploring New York City with Teens & Tweens

2020-02-06T03:43:08+00:00July 8th, 2010|Categories: Destinations, USA|Tags: |2 Comments

New York City with Teens (and Tweens)  A little insane, but what the heck—this year's family vacation would be a trip to New York City with teens (and a tween) in the dead of summer. The Plan Rent out our house to fund this year's family wander ✔️ Fly the whole family to NYC ✔️ Begin our search for the [...]

28 05, 2010

HAWAII: Maui vs Kauai

2022-02-15T06:16:05+00:00May 28th, 2010|Categories: Destinations, USA|Tags: , , |2 Comments

HAWAII: Maui vs Kauai Maui vs Kauai is kind of like comparing ice cream vs cake — they're both delicious and it's really a matter of personal preference. Some people swear by Maui,  others wouldn't go anywhere but Kauai. Your spirit will make the decision for you. Mine definitely did. Before this trip, I'd already been to [...]

21 04, 2010

CALIFORNIA: San Francisco with Teens & Tweens

2020-02-06T03:50:03+00:00April 21st, 2010|Categories: Destinations, USA|Tags: , |0 Comments

Fun Times in San Francisco with Teens & Tweens One of the perks of living in a tourist town is the ability to rent out one’s home to people willing to pay a ridiculous wad. This pays for our annual family vacation—and then some. This spring break we wandered to San Francisco with teens — or, more accurately, one [...]

9 04, 2010

NEW YORK: Tips for a Delicious New York City Food Tour

2019-11-18T06:59:48+00:00April 9th, 2010|Categories: Destinations, USA|Tags: |6 Comments

NEW YORK: New York City Food Tour Tips I'm thrilled to be back in the Big Apple again—this time for a New York City food tour with my girlfriend (and without my husband and kids...woo hoo!). This city is a mecca for foodies, which brings my inner glutton out to celebrate. "Gluttony, derived from the Latin 'gluttire' [...]

10 09, 2009

HAWAII: A Solo Trip to Kauai

2020-04-27T03:05:11+00:00September 10th, 2009|Categories: Destinations, Favorites, USA|Tags: , |0 Comments

HAWAII: A Solo Trip to Kauai This stressed out mom needed a break. I needed time to finish incomplete thoughts and entertain new ones that were forcing their way in. My husband was practically pushing me out the door in the hopes that he would get his formerly sane wife back. Where to go for a [...]

12 07, 2007

NEW YORK: 9 Themed Days in New York City With Kids

2022-03-16T05:02:02+00:00July 12th, 2007|Categories: Destinations, USA|Tags: |0 Comments

New York City with Kids Nine Themed Days in the Big Apple This New York City with kids adventure was the second half of a luxuriously long summer vacation—Part 1 took place in Quebec, where we discovered that you don't have to cross the ocean to experience France. Wandering in the Big Apple with minors requires some [...]

6 08, 2006

CALIFORNIA: Sequoia National Forest Camping

2021-12-11T04:43:14+00:00August 6th, 2006|Categories: Destinations, The Great Outdoors, USA|Tags: , |0 Comments

SEQUOIA NATIONAL FOREST CAMPING: PART 2 — The Behemoth Summer Road Trip Part 1 of our behemoth summer road trip was spent under behemoth trees in the California Redwoods. After soaking up nature at its best, we headed south to meet up with friends, meadows, caves and more behemoth trees on a Sequoia National Forest Camping trip.  Day 8—Healdsburg & [...]

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