Category: Travels & Exploring

Wandering San Francisco

One of my plans to make this year my Best. Year. Yet include traveling to explore the world around me. And that includes being open to opportunities that are presented to me. So when the chance came to return to one of my favorite cities, San Francisco, I didn’t hesitate too long (if at all).

5 ways to meet new people in the new year

I’m so fortunate to be surrounded by kind, fun, smart people in my life, people I’m blessed to call friends and family. My life is also busy with different activities that I enjoy with many of these people. Being open to meeting new people has enabled me to make great memories throughout my life. Meeting

A to Z ideas for the new year

I have so many ideas for fun, travel and making my dreams come true in 2018! You may have read that I’m not setting big goals this year, but focusing more on ensuring my days and experiences are full of three emotions – Love, Laughter, Joy (check out the blog). That doesn’t mean I don’t

5 tips to save money while having fun

The holidays are over, the new year is here, and winter is on the way out (wishful thinking as I sit with my fireplace warming me. Sigh). If you read my new year’s blog, you know that I decided not to set big goals this year, but instead focus on ensuring joy, love and laughter

The blank page of a new year

“This year I will be more thoughtful of my fellow man, exert more effort in each of my endeavors professionally as well as personally, take love wherever I find it, and offer it to everyone who will take it. In this coming year I will seek knowledge from those wiser than me and try to

5 lessons from a year of cycling

It’s been a little over a year that I purchased my road bike. It’s been quite a year…okay, for reasons also off the bike, but what a year it’s been thanks to my new bike. A journey, possibly even an awakening, something I’ve been waiting for. Maybe that sounds silly and doesn’t make sense, or

Exploring Little Caesars Arena in Detroit

If you’re heading to downtown Detroit to check out a sports game, concert or other entertainment event, there’s a good chance you’re going to the newest venue, Little Caesars Arena (LCA). I’ve been fortunate to attend some sports games at the new arena. I like that it brings more energy and people to downtown Detroit.

The music in a book about Duane Allman

People who know me even a little know I love music from almost all genres. I sing out loud no matter where I am, and sometimes break into dance in store aisles, at friends’ homes and definitely in my living room and kitchen. I also love books, submerging myself into the stories of fiction and

I know Jack, you should too

As we enter the end of the year giving season for charities, I’m focusing on some of my favorite nonprofits. I recently wrote about two that help animals and cancer survivors. 2 This charity feature is the I Know Jack Foundation. This foundation was started by a family in Iowa, people I’m honored to call

Film retraces bike racing history

I recently saw promotions for a new documentary about a team participating in the 1928 Tour de France. Le Ride is a film by Phil Keoghan (the host of the Amazing Race television show), that tries to recreate the route ridden by the four-man team from Australia and New Zealand. I wanted to see the