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“Instructions for living a life: Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.” ― Mary Oliver

Part 2: The Streets of Paris

Years ago I questioned the fascination with this “city of lights”. After this visit I realized that what makes it special can’t be neatly described in a sentence or even a paragraph. So … Continue reading

June 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Part 1: Paris adventure series

We planned our trip to Paris many months ago, and we almost rescheduled it back in the winter when we learned about my mom’s cancer and related surgery. I was nervous to … Continue reading

June 8, 2014 · 2 Comments

Review: Sanctuary Spa Resort

When last I wrote, I was starting a whirlwind weekend in Scottsdale with a few friends. Our time at Sanctuary Resort & Spa was relaxing and rejuvenating, I came home refreshed … Continue reading

March 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Finding Sanctuary in Scottsdale

No, really. As in Sanctuary Resort and Spa at Camelback. Just landed late this morning for a weekend with some girlfriends and it is ahhh-mazing. Seventy-plus degrees and sunny. Wish … Continue reading

February 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Can you put a price on magic?

Well, if it’s Disney’s brand of Magic, you can.  At the risk of being gauche, one magic-filled week on the Disney Fantasy cruising the Caribbean, for a family of four who had … Continue reading

February 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

5 ways Disney Cruises are like college Spring Break

We’re just back from a week-long vacation in the Caribbean, it was our first Disney cruise… much-anticipated and, with the winter we’re having, much-needed! So we are sufficiently sunned and funned … Continue reading

January 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Disney magic on the high seas

As winter threatens its arrival here in the very northern state of Minnesota, its inhabitants make preparations. We have our furnaces and fireplaces inspected, we test start our snowblowers (or … Continue reading

November 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Bon appétit!

Those who know my husband and I at all know that our travels are usually very food-centric… many times we plan itineraries, if not the entire destination, based on what and … Continue reading

November 1, 2013 · 2 Comments

I love Paris in the springtime

Or so the song goes. I actually wouldn’t know, never having been to “The City of Light” in the spring.  I did get to spend a few days in Paris … Continue reading

October 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Family camp memories

At the end of September, our family ventured north six hours from Minneapolis to the town of Ely, Minnesota. We were on a pilgrimage with my mom and dad, sister, … Continue reading

October 22, 2013 · Leave a comment