Where Are You?

There was a book and in this book was a description of a room. And, in the description of this room was a gentle nudging to enjoy the space and the place. Yes, a whole beautiful flip book sharing everything about the sleeping quarters for the next few nights and the destination. No plastic portfolio … Read more

Bulging Bag Gymnastics: Got Meaning?

Especially since my work is in Wellness Travel, it’s embarrassing…why must so much stuff come with me on almost every trip? Is there a broader implication around this material attachment?  Husband Jay can attest: my packing skills need improvement. Suitcases bulge!    Big bags partly reflect the last minute nature of organizing myself. A little … Read more

Find Newer Richer Experiences in 2020

Sometimes, if we’re lucky we travel to a destination that is so beautiful we retain a picture in our minds forever. Being in a gorgeous place creates Well Being. Consider  French Polynesia as an example, five archipelagoes in the south-central Pacific Ocean. Traveling to this part of the world is about shimmering blue water, verdant … Read more

And We’re Off! Tools for Trusting 2020 Intentions!

As much as the holidays can be stressful, pressure to meet expectations and attain our 2020 goals create anxiety too. At least that’s my recent experience. There’s some freneticism in the air, reflecting perhaps fear about not accomplishing what we’ve set out to do. As we Live As Travelers, the inner journey is as important … Read more

Road Rituals

Well Being on the road has to do with health. And feeling healthy is boosted by daily rituals, activities that create comfort and ease, such as brewing a cup of coffee in the morning. Why else do so many hotels provide coffee machines in the room?  Some habits nurture us, including our morning coffee!    … Read more

2019 is Almost Finito: My Gifts to You

You’ve realized suddenly that the Year End is approaching. Yes, 2019 is almost “finito”! Thanksgiving is next week and then we’re into December.  Egads!   Ok… let’s hit the pause button and allow our initial panic to dissipate. Now take a few breaths, grab a pen and and let your heart and mind consider the … Read more

Well on the Road

Similar to a beagle running on the chase, during my recent New York City trip, there was little pacing. Each day was packed with activities, followed by late nights enjoying the aliveness of the city at midnight! By Monday my head ached. A Flu was approaching. Happy visions of exploring the The Big Apple blurred. … Read more

Leveraging The Good Ahead

If we’re fortunate during our lifetime, there will be many occasions to celebrate: birthdays, anniversaries, new births, milestone achievements, graduations, marriage, even the end of life. Maybe we’ll travel for the occasion. When life is good, we might leverage any and all opportunities to celebrate. My sisters, for example, created a hashtag to commemorate big … Read more

The Next Time Promise

Call it an obsession. Seeing family and clients’ travel photos brings me great joy. There’s so much vicarious learning and happiness. As a travel consultant it’s imperative to learn about what went well, the “stand-out” experiences, and improvements for Next Time. My business benefits by constantly growing expertise.    Oh, the Next Time. What’s your … Read more

Slow Down and See The World: Is This Possible?

“Slow Down and See The World” has appeal as a tagline. Instead of driving from place to place, some touring companies suggest biking. Travel by bike is slower. Imagine cycling from town to town, enjoying the landscape, stopping in a quaint village for lunch, and moving at a relaxed yet active pace. This is a … Read more