I started blogging in 2008. Here’s my journey.

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My 1st full day in Asia: Hanoi, Vietnam

December 18, 2016

Greetings from Hanoi and the continent of my immigrant parents! I am deep in the land of selfie sticks and fantastic food. After only one whole day in Asia, it’s […]

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Inspiration for the week (or longer)

August 13, 2016

This week, I rediscovered the pleasure in talking less and saying more. So instead of blathering on for hundreds of words, here are barely 300 words — plus a few […]

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5 reasons why I love Madrid

March 5, 2016

Last November, a 10-day vacation in Madrid made me a fan for life. The city was so welcoming and filled with surprises. The art, the cultural immersion — I was […]

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How to double date on a mother-daughter vacation

January 24, 2016

Vacationing in Amsterdam transitioned my daughter and I to a grown-up relationship. For the first time ever, we traveled as two women with romantic partners in tow. Thankfully, we survived […]

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How to vacation with a dog in Vermont

July 11, 2015

Summer’s flying by! The headlines? Daughter home from college. Boyfriend moving in the last of his possessions. Blog under major renovation. Writing, gardening, cleaning, adjusting…and, vacationing. With a dog. The […]

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The price of freedom: My $9k dream vacation

June 22, 2015

Running away from home for a 10-day painting vacation in France came with a price — $9,079.80, to be exact. But it’s what I wanted to do. I had a […]

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What I’ve learned about abstract painting & life

June 14, 2015

The sun is setting on my 10-day dream vacation in France. When I fly back to JFK tomorrow, I will be packing a ton of new experiences, insights and concrete […]

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