Vitamins and Supplements: Manage Your Pills On the Road

It’s time to talk menopause. Men – you’re welcome to stay, but if this kind of conversation makes you uncomfortable, feel free to check out one of my posts about football instead. Last January I missed my period. It happened again in February and I sensed it was the beginning of the end. Rather than proceed with a year of living dangerously, I hightailed it over to a holistic medical center and met with the physicians and counselors to express my fear of a. hot flashes, b. getting fat, and c. cataclysmic mood swings. They reviewed my diet and exercise habits, did some blood and hormone workups, and recommended bioidentical hormones and vitamins and supplements.

One year later, I’m happy to report that I haven’t killed anyone. Continue reading

Oh! The Places You’ll Want to Go in 2016

Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, cariocas landscape, general view with the Christ of Corcovado

All I want for Christmas is a bucket list trip. Rio, anyone? (Photo: Travel + Leisure)

Between the shopping and wrapping and baking and singing, I like to pause during the holidays and daydream about the vacations I want to take in the new year. Every December there are many “Best Of” lists published and each one comes with gorgeous slideshows. I pour a glass of wine, kick back, and swoon. It’s Tinder for travelaholics: swipe right, swipe right, SWIPE RIGHT! Continue reading

Stop Waiting. Take Your Bucket List Adventure Today!

Complete my bucket list? It’s more likely that I’ll be Dancing with the Stars.

When I completed the first draft (on the back of a Red Robin cocktail napkin), I was giddy with possibility. That was ten years ago and life is constantly putting up roadblocks.

Alaska glacier cruise

Getting up close and personal with glaciers was a highlight of my Alaskan Cruise.

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Drive, Baby, Drive: What You Need to Know Before Renting A Car In Europe

Castle in Bazel BelgiumEurope’s train system is incredible. For the price of a lunch in New York City, you can pick up a 2nd class ticket in any city and get yourself to another city for a day of touring. It’s practical, economical, and reliable.

Why, you ask, did we forsake that security to rent a car?

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Travel Lesson: The Importance of Symbols

monet-gardenPoppies. Poppies will put them to sleep.” We couldn’t help ourselves.¬†Wandering through Monet’s lovely gardens, my sister and I simply had to do our very best Witch of the West cackles. Tour groups scattered in all directions. It was a great way to clear the area of selfie sticks to better enjoy Giverny’s waterlilies.

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