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The Cook Islands: Paradise & More

“Open your third eye,” says Pa as we walk through the jungle learning about medicinal plants and the...

Q & A with Andrea Smith

When Professor Andrea Smith was a young child, she had a clear sense that the world was not fair. He...

A Good Night's Sleep

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Talking about Advance Directives

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Finding Balance at Wintergreen

“Balance is the key,” says Mark, my ski instructor as I struggle to stay upright on my slippery skis...

The Enchanting Greek Islands

It’s official. I have fallen under the spell of the sirens’ song. Ever since my visit to the Greek i...

France's Sparkling Champagne Region

In a forest near France’s Champagne region, Peter and I bike along an idyllic trail past meadows and...

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Racing to the Future

Macy Causey, 14, doesn’t even have a driver’s permit, but she drives cars at more than 100 miles an hour. Back when other 8-year-olds were getting their first bikes ... Read more

The Cook Islands: Paradise & More

“Open your third eye,” says Pa as we walk through the jungle learning about medicinal plants and the wisdom of nature. It’s my last day in the Cook Islands, and I fe... Read more

Q & A with Andrea Smith

When Professor Andrea Smith was a young child, she had a clear sense that the world was not fair. Her mother encouraged her to explore this concept further, which le... Read more

A Good Night's Sleep

Sleep is not just a block of time when you are not awake. Thanks to sleep studies done over the past several decades, it is now known that sleep has distinctive stag... Read more

Talking about Advance Directives

As women, we talk about everything. What’s the best restaurant in town? Who gives the best manicure? What’s the name of that hairdresser you didn’t like? Despite our... Read more

The Enchanting Greek Islands

It’s official. I have fallen under the spell of the sirens’ song. Ever since my visit to the Greek islands last year, I have been plotting to return. As I sit at a t... Read more

France's Sparkling Champagne Region

In a forest near France’s Champagne region, Peter and I bike along an idyllic trail past meadows and streams underneath tall trees festive in fall colors. It’s hard ... Read more

Alberta: The Promise of Snow

My mother and I are people of snow.  We come from a place of deep winters. Both of us were born in the North, and Mom’s was a childhood heavy with scarves, gal... Read more

Olé! Spain's Unique Brandy Region

Just one taste of Spanish brandy—and I was smitten. A few years ago I attended Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans, an annual gathering that celebrates cocktails an... Read more

The Heart and Soul of Seville

As sultry guitar music plays, the lights dim and two flamenco dancers appear on stage—a man and a woman. For the next hour, my husband, Peter, and I are enthralled b... Read more

The Spirit of Gdansk

“This place is a secret,” our tour guide, Izabella, tells us. “Not many tourists know about it.” We climb a grassy hill and behold an amazing view of the historic po... Read more

Dutch Journey to the Past

With a giant puff of smoke and the screeching sound of metal on metal, the steam train lurches from the station in Hoorn, a cozy city an hour north of Amsterdam, and... Read more

On a Roll: Berlin by Bike

Berlin is on a roll. The German capital has blossomed into a city for bicyclists, a healthy alternative to das auto or public transportation. Recently, Peter, our so... Read more

Riding the Rails in Europe

The first time I used a Eurail Pass was in 1982 when I was visiting Europe with my mother on an if-it’s-Tuesday-this-must-be-Belgium whirlwind tour. We arrived in Fr... Read more

The Simple Pleasures of Spain

Vacationing is all about balance for me. My goal is to balance adventure and exploration with rest and relaxation. Too often I build too much activity into the itine... Read more

Flavorful Valencia

It was obvious we were lost. It was so obvious in fact that a well-dressed couple stopped on the sidewalk where Peter and I stood peering at a map in Valencia’s old ... Read more

Nature’s Playground: Iceland

Nature’s Playground: Iceland Blue skies and sunshine would have been nice, but when we landed in Iceland at 7:30 a.m. last April, cold rain, low-hanging clouds, and... Read more

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