Latest Entries
Travel Purse You Can Wear 4 Ways
Go Gear

Travel Purse You Can Wear 4 Ways

My travel gear, whether functional or fashionable, has to be versatile. On my recent trip to Switzerland and Paris I carried a purse that can be worn four ways. You can wear it as a crossbody, wristlet, shoulder bag or waist bag. I like to always have a smaller purse when I travel for just … Continue reading

Fall Weekend in Port Aransas, Texas
3 Day Getaways / Explore Texas

Fall Weekend in Port Aransas, Texas

Fall is the secret season along the Texas Riviera, aka Texas Coast. It’sbeen 2.5 years since I’ve been to Port Aransas, a laidback small beach townthat was nearly wiped off the map when Category 4 Hurricane Harvey pummeled it in late August 2017. My friend Kerry rebuilt her small beach cottage andI had been wanting … Continue reading

The Garden You Have to See in Vancouver
Explore The Outdoors

The Garden You Have to See in Vancouver

In the bustling vibrant Chinatown district of Vancouver is a magical place of serenity and reflection.  Back in January when I was in Vancouver, I noticed a Chinese garden on a map, but it was already closed for the day by time I got there.  On a rainy Sunday morning before boarding a cruise ship … Continue reading

Castle Ruins in Colorado: A Great Hike in Morrison
Explore Colorado

Castle Ruins in Colorado: A Great Hike in Morrison

I set out on a hiking adventure with my cousin Elizabeth and her two grandsons in Morrison, Colorado. It’s a great small town in the Foothills and only about 20-25 minutes from downtown Denver. I thought we were heading out on a 3-4 mile hike. Little did I know we were hiking to castle ruins … Continue reading

I Fell in Love with Royal Robbins Clothes in One Hike
Go Gear

I Fell in Love with Royal Robbins Clothes in One Hike

Recently I got to trail test an outfit from Royal Robbins on an incredible hike in Yosemite National Park, the place where the brand started. Royal Robbins uses #BeyondtheMap hashtag on social media and this hike was certainly that. Our small group headed out with two guides from the Yosemite Conservancy. The exact connection of … Continue reading