helping those devastated by northern california wildfires

I am so saddened by the devastating wildfires in Sonoma County just north of where I live in San Francisco. This year has been a terrible one of natural disasters but wildfires hit close to home, not the least because I am breathing the air intoxicated with the fumes. Sonoma County’s beautiful rolling hills and valleys…

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Visit New Orleans Like a Local

The moist air clings to me like snug spandex as I walk through the French Quarter in search of my hotel. It was eight in the morning and the streets were eerily empty; a welcome respite before the debauchery that would undoubtedly resume in about 12 hours. Walking around this area past the familiar landmarks with Creole architecture built on…

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get closer to nature at mount lassen volcanic park, ca

Lush forests, sparkling lakes, snow capped peaks, quiet camping respites, boiling geysers, active volcanoes, Mount Lassen National Park has it all! Fortunately, Mount Lassen is still relatively less popular than the far more popular Yosemite and Big Sur getaways, so we found it to be a perfect escape for July 4th weekend this year. Just…

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rainbows on hana highway

If you have ever looked into going to Maui, you will know that the Road to Hana is heralded as one of the most incredible experienced. Having done it twice now, I would have to agree! It’s like Maui’s version of Narnia; a magical land resplendent with waterfalls, lush green rainforests, unparalleled views and great…

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seclusion in seward

    The dark blue water stretched on endlessly in front of us. A baby blue sky kissed the top of our heads. Emerald green hills dusted with snow bookended us. Our little boat, commandeered by our Airbnb hosts drifted slowly out of the marina, then picked up speed, leaving behind soft foam that coatedthe dark blue…

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New York City is Me; I am New York City

I’m leaving NYC! Who would have thought that day would come?! Anyone who knows anything about me knows that I always wanted to live in this city. I was lucky enough to be able to do that for the last two years. Now, as I get ready to leave the city, I think back to…

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A snapshot of New York City

People often travel to far off destinations to “find themselves”, as if there is this destination called epiphany, where everything that never made sense back home will suddenly self-organize. Don’t get me wrong, escapism is a legitimate rejuvenation tactic, and why not escape to a beach in Bermuda while you are at it. I have…

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