Category Archives: Travel

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Gluten Free Italy

I felt it instantly. It was undeniable. It happened whenever I spoke to friends and neighbors about their travels to Italy. The room stopped. Their faces lit up and hearts melted all around upon speaking and hearing about the trip. I wanted a scoop of that slice of life! I love the heart-melters—the things we… Read More


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How the West Won My Heart

It began as a love affair with Spaghetti Westerns, then turned into a serious and lasting romance when I traveled to Vail, Colorado in 2015… sunshine, mountain air, wide open spaces and beautiful faces! I’d been dreaming of another trip out West for MONTHS. Photos of bison would make me tear up. Road trip songs… Read More


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Disconnect to Reconnect

I just returned from a weeklong trip through the country of Cuba. Living off the grid has taken on an entirely new meaning to me. Take a moment and think— What does it mean To have fresh water to drink? To splash on your face, brush your teeth And hydrate your body with its exquisite… Read More


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DENT the Future

In a few days, I’ll be leaving for Sun Valley to present at DENT, a conference and community for entrepreneurs, executives and creatives who are driven to “put a dent in the universe.” This will be my second year in attendance. DENT is incredibly special to me. For one, I met a treasure trove of… Read More


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Sage Spirit Book Launch

This has been one busy month with SO MUCH happening behind-the-scenes. Preparing the final touches on my new poetry book Sage Spirit, the book signing, the launch party, the Creative Spotlight, the upcoming Mark My Words Exhibition for Sage Words and now DENT. Hard work and a lot of travel, but all wonderful progress! Back… Read More


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Gluten Free U.P.

The words my sister used to describe the Falling Rock Café and Bookstore in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula are that it’s rustic, remote, and right off Lake Superior. The more a place is seen as homey, vintage, and off the beaten path, the more I want to go! It also helps that my sister Nancy and… Read More


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Choose Your Own Adventure

Did you see the moon the weekend of November 13-14?! It was a larger than average “supermoon” and the closest full moon in 68 years, as well as the largest full moon in 86 years. Complete goose bumps! There will be another supermoon again on December 14, but not as large as the one a… Read More


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Life Is An Edible Adventure

Mellow. Chill. Easy Like Sunday Morning. Calm. Zen. It’s well established that I love the peaceful, light and simple. And I love food. Getting dressed up for a special dinner is incredibly lovely—and I can transform easily—but my comfort level is somewhere between margaritas, tacos and a BIG bowl of soup. I prefer an outdoor… Read More


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Cup Is Half Full

When my kids visit I always want to have breakfast here at the house. With the dogs. And in PJ’s. That’s our all time FAVORITE! Our family loves breakfast foods and it’s tops on our list for meal times together. We do have a few places we frequent for yummy breakfasts, and we’re always game… Read More


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Bahamas Embrace

One of the benefits of living in Florida is you are just a hop, skip and a jump from the Bahamas. Either a half-day boat ride or a short flight away. If you fly on a local airline in a small 8-seater Seaplane or Cessna Caravan, it’s much like sightseeing instead of a means of… Read More