A Beginner’s Guide To Traveling Abroad

With the recent CDC announcement that fully-vaccinated individuals present low-risk for travel (though remaining vigilant with wearing a mask and social distancing), it’s a permission slip to cautiously, gingerly start drafting a plan for that global getaway. I offer some tips to get you started in “A Beginner’s Guide To Traveling Abroad” in RCI  Magazine, Spring 2021. Read in full here

My Daughter’s Pandemic-Era Farmstead Wedding In Scotland Was A Team Effort

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Everyone played a part to make it perfect.

If you’d have told me cows would be a significant theme at our daughter’s wedding and that I’d be shoveling manure the week of the wedding to clear a barn for revelries, I’d have called it “crazy talk!” Two bulls skirmishing the morning of the wedding near the chosen site of the outdoor ceremony, causing the farmer to worry? Nah, as mother-of-the bride I’d have day-of concerns (my hair! my makeup! my dress!), but frisky bulls wouldn’t have come to mind, I promise.

Read in full on AARP The Girlfriend.

The hidden hiking trails of Washington, D.C.

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Washington, D.C., provides a wealth of museums, monuments and sights to explore, but sometimes the abundance can be overwhelming. Our advice? Take a day and head outdoors to get your nature fix at one of these urban escapes.”

My first time publishing in American Way, American Airlines’ magazine!! Read here in full: https://www.americanway.com/articles/the-hidden-hiking-trails-of-washington-dc/

Aquatic Austin ~ Paddle your way around the capital city

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My latest in USA Today GoEscape~ first time in Texas/Southwest issue! Read in full: Aquatic Austin – Paddle your way around the capital city, USA Today GoEscape Texas/Southwest.

*Note: photo taken from the good ole days when I lived in Austin, Texas. Skyline has changed since!

Mexico Sans Travel ~ Experience Puerto Morelos flavor without leaving home

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Read in full in USA Today GoEscape Florida/Caribbean 2020: Mexico Sans Travel-Experience Puerto Morelos flavor without leaving home.

To attend our daughter’s wedding, we spent 14-days quarantined in Scotland

C2511FD0-6D96-419C-B0DD-7E36293BE8D8_1_201_a“When the United Kingdom announced a strict 14-day quarantine requirement for international travelers, it was understandably an enormous disincentive to anyone thinking of crossing the pond — unless they were mission-driven, desperate or crazy. We — my husband, 19-year-old son and I — fell solidly into that camp.”

Read in full on The Washington Post Travel.

Inside the Elegant Tranquility of Panama’s Santa Maria Hotel & Golf Resort

84F55C2A-D249-4851-8FF8-2F36362A3B2ENot far from Panama’s airport and its cosmopolitan urban core is The Santa Maria Hotel & Golf Resort, perfectly placed to allow you a lush home away from home within easy proximity to top tourist sites and the shimmering Pacific Ocean. Once at Central America’s only Marriot Bonvoy Luxury Collection property, you’ll be warmly greeted like an old friend. Fidel Reyes, General Manager of the country’s newest resort, can often be spotted mingling with guests, embodying the hotel’s passion for superior hospitality, which is essentially authentic friendliness. Take a minute to chat with him, and you’ll see what I mean.

Read in full on Islands.com.

Buenaventura Golf & Beach Resort Provides a Little Slice of Heaven in Panama: Escape to this oceanfront haven for rest and renewal.

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“Arriving at the newly renovated Marriott Autograph Collection’s Buenaventura Golf & Beach Resort Panama promises to be dramatic after the 2.5-hour journey from Panama City. The drive out of the city creates natural suspense about this off-the-grid luxury resort in the Riviera Pacifica area so that you’ll feel you’ve been admitted to an exclusive paradise when you enter the resort. Alighting from your car, you’ll be enveloped by a brink-lined cavernous portico, with ocean air gently blowing through palm trees.

The resort is Spanish-colonial designed with an open tiled courtyard concept, which allows the delightful songs of many of Panama’s 400 bird species to waft through the air along with free-flowing cross breezes from the nearby Pacific Ocean. Panamanian artifacts are deftly incorporated into the lobby’s décor strategy, providing colorful accents. Altogether, I felt every sense stirred, as if preparing me for a time of rejuvenation.”

Have I got you hooked? Please read my feature in full on Islands.com.

PHOTO CREDIT: Buenaventura Golf & Beach Resort.

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