There is never never never enough time to do everything you want to in Paris! Here are notes from two brief trips with our teens this Spring. SEE: L’Orangerie – I make a pilgrimage to see the Monets every time I am in Paris Fondacion Louis Vuitton – Frank Gehry building in the Bois de … More Paris
VISITING CUBA YES! You can go to Cuba. Nope, you can’t go on a cruise right now, but the country is NOT closed to Americans and everywhere we visited we were warmly welcomed. The main goal is not to have your tourist dollars go toward “enriching the Cuban military, security, and intelligence services,” but instead … More Havana
Two weeks in Nicaragua over the holidays greatly increased our: basic Spanish, sleep mastery (9 hours a night), dedication to Deet, tolerance for creatures sharing our bedroom, surfing skills, enthusiasm for volcanoes, life tally of best sunsets ever, perspective on Nicaraguan politics, and gratitude. CRITTER TALLY: Bats (in our room), howler monkeys, capuchin monkeys, black iguana, geckos (3:00am … More Nicaragua: Land of Lakes and Volcanoes
Nashville is a music and food lover’s paradise and that is all there is to it. We majorly packed it in for 3 days and I think we did some justice to our short window – here’s a few of the delicious and festive spots we hit: EAT!! (Yes we ate all this in three … More Nashville: A Long Weekend in Music City
This one’s a bit nostalgic for me, as we took this lovely road trip from Cape Town up the Garden Route to Port Elizabeth a couple of years ago now, but it will definitely go down as a lifetime family favorite!! I’ve recently updated all the links/businesses so they should be current. CAPE TOWN See/stay: … More South Africa: The Garden Route
How to describe the pristine unspoiled breathtaking beauty of Iceland? Majestic volcanoes and glaciers tower over cliffs and steaming foothills sweeping down to the churning sea past breathtaking waterfalls and rivers of pure glacial melt. These raw swaths of nature are tempered by picturesque red farmhouses, great fields of purple lupine, diminutive Icelandic horses in a rainbow … More Iceland/Island
OK people! The clock is ticking. School is almost out, and it’s that time of year when you pack up your little people and hit the road for Family Vacation. You’re either counting the days or dreading it (or more likely a little of both). Personally I LOVE having my kids to myself for a … More Road trip time!!
I have been vacationing in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico since the mid-1990s (old I am!), and have watched it grow from a scruffy spring break party town into a destination for families, retirees, cruise ships, grown up getaways, and yes still party weekends! You’ll get a lot of differing opinions on what has been gained … More Cabo Baby!
Japan has been on my bucket list for a long long long long time, and I thought this post would be all about how I am so happy to have checked that box with our Winter trip last month. My takeaway however was quite the opposite. After 10 days in Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan has … More Tokyo tastes…
My dear friend and passionate nutritionist Binay (Bacon & Broccoli) is currently leading a super educational five-week sugar detox program that focuses on getting unhooked from unhealthy eating habits and rehooked on delicious, nutritious whole foods. Now if you know me, you know I am very resistant to cleansing, fasting, juicing, or pretty much anything that … More (Sugar) Free Lunch