North America · Travel

Fort Worth, Texas – a City of Surprises

I spent a few of my teen years in Texas, suffering through the heat, humidity, and cowboy hats. As soon as I could, I headed elsewhere. For the last 25 years, I’ve haven’t been the least tempted to go back. And yet here I was, with a trip to Texas on my calendar. To visit… Continue reading Fort Worth, Texas – a City of Surprises

Canada · Restaurants · Travel

An Anniversary Getaway to Vancouver, Canada

My partner and I took a road trip across the border into Canada this weekend, for an early anniversary getaway to Vancouver. Next to Paris, it’s one of my favorite cities in the world, and I was thrilled to experience it together.  We stayed at the Worldmark, The Club resort, the Canadian, on Hornby Street,… Continue reading An Anniversary Getaway to Vancouver, Canada

Inspiration · Travel

Finding Strength in Failure – An Unexpected Journey

There’s a difference between knowledge and experience, and sometimes you run smack into the divider between the two. Confusing them can lead to failure, but if you push past the discomfort, you may find that there is also strength in failure. My recent solo trip to England and Paris really tested the limits of what… Continue reading Finding Strength in Failure – An Unexpected Journey

California · North America · Travel

An Abundant Weekend in Santa Monica

*Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you choose to make a purchase. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. If you’d asked me a year ago what I thought about spending a long weekend… Continue reading An Abundant Weekend in Santa Monica

Paris · Restaurants · Travel

Seeking the Best Croissants in Paris – 2017

I have a little tradition when I’m in Paris. Every morning, I seek out a different bakery and buy a croissant (or two). With just 10 days to spend in Paris, I knew that at most I could only sample a baker’s dozen of croissants. This time I wanted to take notes in case I… Continue reading Seeking the Best Croissants in Paris – 2017

Drinks · England · Gin

Gin Tasting – England Edition

*Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you choose to make a purchase. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. If you get to know me much at all, you’ll quickly learn that gin is… Continue reading Gin Tasting – England Edition