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Why Your National Parks Need You Now thumbnail

“It was here that the romance of my life began.” – Theodore Roosevelt, one of the National Park system’s greatest champions, on what would become Badlands National Park Our National Parks system has made quite a few headlines in recent weeks. While much attention has been focused on their official social media accounts being gagged and…

Embracing Autumn in the Empire State thumbnail

Where we’re at: I’m recapping my journey in 2019, including this time in my home state in October. I think anyone who has ever lost someone very close to them can relate to the idea that in the days and weeks that follow, life really is kind of just a blur. And so the first few…

The Great Escape: Months 98 + 99 + 100 Roundup thumbnail

Where we’re at: I’ve wrapped up blogging the third quarter of 2019, of which this is a huge roundup. Summer is always one of the busiest times of the year for someone in the travel industry, and I suppose even in the most disrupted year of my life, that was one constant. Though with my precarious…

The Great Escape: Month 95 + 96 + 97 Roundup thumbnail

Where we’re at: I’ve wrapped up blogging the second quarter of 2019, of which this is a huge roundup. I realize for some this is a difficult time to read about travel. I am writing often about our current global crisis — the impact it’s having on me personally, on the world of travel, and on the…

An Irish Wedding + An Impossible Goodbye thumbnail

Where we’re at: I’m recapping my travels in 2019, including this trip to Ireland in June. Well, I never expected this post to be a memorial one.  I’ve struggled greatly with how to share the wedding I attended in Ireland in June. It was a trip overflowing with happiness and joy — the epicenter radiating from…

Visiting Acadia National Park in The Spring thumbnail

Where we’re at: I’m recapping my travels in 2019, including this trip to Maine in May. We need the tonic of wildness — we can never have enough nature.” — Henry David Thoreau I saved the best for last — though really, it’s hard to pick a highlight of what was such an inspiring, soul-filling trip. After…

A Pet Friendly Weekend in Saratoga Springs thumbnail

Where we’re at: I’m recapping my travels in 2019, including this weekend in Saratoga Springs in March. If you’re familiar with the Upstate New York destination of Saratoga Springs, it’s probably for one of two things: the famous horse racing track, and the renown Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Growing up just forty-five minutes south in Albany…

Announcing Wander Women 2020 Retreats! thumbnail

Create with the heart; build with the mind.” — Criss Jami In 2018, I launched my first two Wander Women Retreats. In 2019, against all odds, I launched three more. In total, we’ve welcomed fifty-two guests from six countries, showing them the beauty of exotic international destinations Thailand and Egypt, and domestic gems of St. Pete…

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