vacation

Post image for Photos: How to visit California on a budget

Now I know why my friends who move to California never come back. The sights, the scenes, the food! Of course, the Golden State is also quite expensive. But good buddies who live there made the trip both affordable and memorable. In September, my bf and I spent five days in the San Francisco Bay […]

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Post image for My favorite chair & the art of sitting still

It’s been eight months since my shrink explained to me that vacations are so powerful that even the act of planning one can already lift the spirit. This has proven so true for me that I’ve found a way to get a bit of that buzz every day while still working full-time and living on […]

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Post image for My video of the Eiffel Tower twinkling at night

I’m so excited to share this video from my 2012 vacation in Paris. This post is about sharing memories  — and my thrill in learning how to make videos of them on Final Cut Pro X! This time last year, my daughter Gabi and I were getting ready for a 10-day trip to Paris. We […]

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Post image for 5 ways to unplug from electronics & social media & reconnect with your life

My goal for the past two weeks was to unplug from social media. But the break from Facebook, Twitter and blogging turned into something bigger. I’m now reorganizing my life for 2013. Since I was off from work during most of this experiment, I really had a chance to turn off the devices and recharge […]

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Post image for Why I’m unplugging for the next two weeks

Who needs Santa? I am here to deliver a huge gift to myself — and you. From now through Jan. 7th, I am shutting down my social media and pretty much getting off the Internet. The goal is to detox and return to you fresher and more relevant than ever. For those of you who […]

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Post image for Giving thanks: you helped my kid’s video to win!

Back in September, I asked for your help in “liking” and watching a video that my daughter Gabi made about her summer camp trip to Tanzania. Guess what — she won! The photo here is of us at JFK International Airport on that July afternoon when she set out for that adventure. The journey changed […]

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