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The People That Made Climbing Kilimanjaro Possible and Positive!

By |March 4th, 2013|UNCATEGORIZED|

Last week I shared some highlights from my once in a lifetime adventure climbing Kilimanjaro.  Here's a bit more from behind the scenes. We were blessed to have an amazing 20-person crew accompany and assist us in summiting Kilimanjaro. They are as memorable as the mountain and the reason we happily reached our goal. Charles ...


Take it to the mountaintop. Climbing MOUNT KILIMANJARO!

By |March 1st, 2013|UNCATEGORIZED|

I took it to the mountain top! Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and the highest free standing mountain in the world, measuring in at over 19,300 feet. A dormant volcano mountain, with three volcanic cones, one that will erupt again one day. I always thought of climbing Kilimanjaro as something dramatic and ...


Be Open: A very different Friday night! Acroyoga and a feast in Silver Lake, CA

By |February 27th, 2013|UNCATEGORIZED|

From top: Broome Street General Store via, The Raven, Blair's, Belgian ale donuts at Blair's. Mine and Mary's love affair with the Eastside of LA continues. When my friend Pepper invited me to "acroyoga" at the Raven, I didn't give it much thought even though I had no idea what it was exactly.  I ...


Hotel Spotlight: The Arusha Safari Lodge in Tanzania, Africa

By |February 19th, 2013|UNCATEGORIZED|

On my recent trip to Tanzania to climb Mount Kilimanjaro (!!), the Arusha Safari Lodge quickly became our much appreciated home away from home.  Located just 2.5 miles outside the the bustling city of Arusha - Tanzania's largest city for tourism - it was the perfect, peaceful and secluded "Out of Africa" inspired property for ...


A Memorable Weekend In Minnesota

By |November 7th, 2012|UNCATEGORIZED|

Until the wedding of two close friends, I had only been to Minnesota in the freezing winter months to play hockey.  I was delighted by how beautiful it is in the the Fall and will definitely be planning some weekend getaways there in the future.  We stayed at the W Minneapolis, had the most delicious ...


Be Nostalgic: Princeton In The Fall

By |October 19th, 2012|UNCATEGORIZED|

A convergence of travel plans brought me back to my old stomping grounds for a night and with it a flood of memories - swimming in the Woody Woo fountain, ridiculous costumes and outfits worn to the street, sprinting to turn in my thesis.  Walking the Princeton campus - through Blair Arch, Rockefeller Courtyard, down ...



By |September 18th, 2012|UNCATEGORIZED|

This weekend I was awestruck by the beauty of Yosemite National Park and took in its serenity on an evening stroll to Mirror Lake, hiking Lembert Dome, relaxing at Tenaya Lake, staying at the The Ahwahnee Hotel, and the highlight of having the incredible opportunity to hike the Half Dome. Nothing makes me feel happier ...


Hotel Spotlight: The luxe CAPELLA PEDEGRAL in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

By |August 8th, 2012|UNCATEGORIZED|

After two nights in Todos Santos and two nights at Rancho Pescadero we capped off our Baja adventure with an indulgent night at Capella Pedregal, a five star luxury resort located at the southernmost tip of the Baja Peninsula in Mexico - where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific.  The resort, built to resemble ...


Hotel Spotlight: RANCHO PESCADERO, Pescadero Mexico! A Heavenly and Unrivaled Beach Experience

By |August 2nd, 2012|UNCATEGORIZED|

Sun, surf, sand, and a freshly chilled margarita in an unrivaled setting...Rancho Pescadero is affordable, oceanfront, boutique luxury at its finest.  The perfect beach getaway.  It is a beautifully maintained actual oasis, located on a two-mile stretch of empty, unspoiled beach, where every detail has been thoughtfully considered. The 15 acre property consists of two ...


Exploring San Francisco At Night – North Beach and The Mission

By |June 25th, 2012|UNCATEGORIZED|

Photos Via: #1 Park Tavern, #2 Exterior, #3 Park Tavern Bar, #4 Exterior of The Saloon, #5 Emma & Curtis - Interior of Mission Cheese, #7 Outdoor Patio Mission Cheese, #8 Range Living in LA makes me appreciate the city aspects of San Francisco - easily being able to jump in a cab or walk ...