My first clip with RCI Magazine~ Winter 2020! Souvenir The Kitschier, The Better.
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.
“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/
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!
Read in full in USA Today GoEscape Florida/Caribbean 2020: Mexico Sans Travel-Experience Puerto Morelos flavor without leaving home.
“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.
Given that I’ve moved dozens of times, I have some thoughts to offer you and your family if you’re facing a move this summer!
Read in full on Oregon Family Magazine, Spring Home Issue. Originally published on Erma Bombeck and republished with permission.
Not 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.
“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.
Long ago, vacationers heading to the beach would rent bungalows with porches showcasing swings, a natural gathering point where breezes blew freely, and conversation flowed easily. Where the local grocery, ice cream shop and café were a short stroll away. Where kids left on bikes, and parents didn’t worry, to fearlessly explore the family-friendly town. In many beach destinations today it’s hard to find these simple but significant characteristics.
Want to learn more about this special place? Read in full: Take refuge in the small-town charms of Seaside, FL North Oakville Living.