10 Reasons Santa Cruz is So Dreamy

Picture Perfect

This morning I woke up at my leisure and decided to start working off those extra pounds from the holiday indulging I took part in over the last week.  As I hit my iPod on shuffle, Katy Perry’s California Gurls started to play, so I decided to select the 60 minute Monterey Coastal Trail on […]

Jeeps, Dunes & Wild Horses

Photo Credit:  Eve Turek (This picture on a card I bought, was just too beautiful not to post.)

Every year by the end of February I start to yearn for the warmer days of summer.  This year is no different after many gray, snowy days.  On this Sunday afternoon, my mind teeters between making plans for this upcoming summer vacation and memories of our vacation from last summer.  Last August we spent a […]

America’s First Amusement Park: Coney Island


When I told my thirteen-year-old son this summer that we were headed to Brooklyn to take in some history, I received his expected moan as he said “Mom, enough with the history trips already.”    I just laughed and told him to call a friend to join him because this history lesson revolved around roller […]

12 Ways to Explore St. Croix


Dreaming … I do a lot of it!  One of my more frequent dreams is about moving to an island in the Caribbean where I can kayak every day, be surrounded by history and culture and enjoy laid-back attitudes and tropical breezes.  My dreams often vary about what I would do with my time and […]

Our Atlantis Adventure


The weather today is damp and dreary here in New York.  It is hard not to daydream about a tropical and sunny place; therefore, my mind keeps wandering back to memories of one of my favorite vacations with my son.   Ah, the Atlantis!  When we arrived at Paradise Island in the Bahamas, we were […]

Cape Cod


After what I have called my year of transition (new house, new job, new car),  I was looking to escape where I could leave all the craziness of my life behind for a couple of days. My aha moment came when I recalled a quote referencing Cape Cod by Henry David Thoreau, ” A man […]