Fun Times Traveling Europe with My Family

“Stories are light. Light is precious in a world so dark. Begin at the beginning. Tell a story. Make some light.” – Kate DiCamillo I am a firm believer in writing our own stories. Life is story and story is life, and life is easy in our comfort zones. Stepping out of our normal routinesContinue reading “Fun Times Traveling Europe with My Family”

Unforgettable Italy: Hiking, Polenta, Lake Como, and the Italian Alps

“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.” – John Muir A few weeks ago, I had theContinue reading “Unforgettable Italy: Hiking, Polenta, Lake Como, and the Italian Alps”

New York City: Business Travels, Snow, and Best Friends: a Photojournal

There’s no place like home. – Dorothy, The Wizard of Oz A long time ago, I grew up in New York City. Not the kind of growing up made of apple pies and playgrounds, but more when I was a teenager, navigating the city on my own, before it became safe, and learning a pieceContinue reading “New York City: Business Travels, Snow, and Best Friends: a Photojournal”

Turks and Caicos, Paradise: Dream Destination Come True

“It starts with a dream. Add faith, and it becomes a belief. Add action, and it becomes a part of life. Add perserverance, and it becomes a goal in sight. Add patience and time, and it becomes a dream come true.” – Unknown I love to travel. It’s a known fact. But there are someContinue reading “Turks and Caicos, Paradise: Dream Destination Come True”

Keystone, Colorado: a Photojournal

“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.” ― Ansel Adams I love the mountains. I grew up traveling to see my grandmother who lived in Durango, Colorado. Not only did she have horses and live on a ranch, but we skied when weContinue reading “Keystone, Colorado: a Photojournal”

Journeys, California: San Francisco, Carmel, and Big Sur

“Make voyages. Attempt them. There is nothing else.” – Tennessee Williams Two weeks ago, I had the great privilege of traveling for work to California. Since I live in Ohio, and the ocean and coast is my favorite place to be, I ventured out a day early to spend some time along the coast. PacificContinue reading “Journeys, California: San Francisco, Carmel, and Big Sur”

16 Favorite Moments of 2016: A Photojournal

I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it. – Groucho Marx Today is New Year’s Eve 2016, which makes it a perfectContinue reading “16 Favorite Moments of 2016: A Photojournal”

5 Czech Words to Know When Visiting Prague

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text] Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living. -Miriam Beard I have been living in the Czech Republic for almost two years now, have taken oodles of Czech lessons, and can officially attest that the CzechContinue reading “5 Czech Words to Know When Visiting Prague”