My (Friend’s) Big Fat Greek Wedding!

For those who don’t know, when I am not traveling: I am a full time middle school counselor! And I love my kiddos! When I went to graduate school in New York City, somehow two of my grad school girlfriends were Greek-American.  So, when my friend Christen went back one summer and met a GreekContinue reading “My (Friend’s) Big Fat Greek Wedding!”

A long weekend in Savannah, GA!

Okay, I love Savannah! My motivation to work remotely from Savannah in the winter of 2021 was to escape the frosty New England weather at a time when all of the gyms were closed due to Covid restrictions.  As a planned city (by an early settler named Oglethorpe) Savannah is easy to navigate and veryContinue reading “A long weekend in Savannah, GA!”

An Ideal Ten Days in the Amalfi Coast and Islands

Amalfi coast with its breathtaking views and cliff-hanging pastel homes is known for its limoncello drinks, jaw dropping views and terraced gardens. While other Italian cities like Rome, Florence and Venice are known for their churches and museums, the Amalfi Coast is known for its ambience and natural landscape and is best done just enjoyingContinue reading “An Ideal Ten Days in the Amalfi Coast and Islands”

A Day in Lecce, Italy

Known as the “Florence of the South” for its beautiful Baroque buildings. Surrounded by gentle hillsides dotted with enchanting villages, Lecce is a laid-back city with hospitable people, great food and natural and architectural beauty.  A university city and capital of the province by the same name in the Apulia (or Puglia in English) regionContinue reading “A Day in Lecce, Italy”

A long weekend in Tucson, AZ

Arizona’s “second city,” makes a great snowbird weekend getaway for adventure and food. It is often overlooked for spa retreats in Scottsdale or the landscape of bucket list destinations such as Flagstaff,  Sedona, or the Grand Canyon. Tucson, which is surrounded by desert and mountains, is the best place to see the large Saguaro cactus.Continue reading “A long weekend in Tucson, AZ”

5 Best Coffee shops in Barrio Logan, San Diego

I love spending an afternoon in the vibrant Barrio Logan neighborhood. Known for its food, activism, and artwork. I first discovered the neighborhood because of the beautiful murals depicting indigenous deities, famous Chicanos, and local activists. Known for grassroots activism and good food, this makes for a great afternoon excursion while in San Diego. WhileContinue reading “5 Best Coffee shops in Barrio Logan, San Diego”

Ten Days in Puglia, Italy

Puglia, Italy is known for its terraced country gardens, whitewashed villages, fresh farm-to-table restaurants and seaside Adriatic towns. For those who say Italy looks like a boot, this is the “heel” region. Once a part of mankind’s first democracy as part of Magna Grecia (ancient Greece), the region is rich and deep in history. WhenContinue reading “Ten Days in Puglia, Italy”

Biking the East Coast Greenway

What is the East Coast Greenway? Over 2 months I biked the entire eastern seaboard on the East Coast Greenway (ECG) from the Canadian Border of Maine to Key West Florida. The route connects 15 states, ~450 cities, and ~3,000 miles! The terrain is paved bike paths, back roads, and some unpaved path sections. TheContinue reading “Biking the East Coast Greenway”

3 books to read before going on a roadtrip or hike

Since COVID-19, we have been (safely) going on long adventurous roadtrips and hikes. Here are a few books to get you excited about a ROADTRIP: On the Road by Jack Kerouac 2. The Motorcycle Diaries by Ernesto Che Guevara 3. Blue Highways: A Journey into America Three books to read before a long trek orContinue reading “3 books to read before going on a roadtrip or hike”