Category: Travels & Exploring

Finding nature in downtown cities

I love to travel and have been fortunate to visit many great places. All fun and all very different in space and culture. I like to mix up my trips with low-key, big space places, like Montana and Alaska, to bustling cities, like Chicago and Los Angeles. My recent trips to Chicago, New York City

Ahoy! Touring the SS Jeremiah O’Brien navy ship

I decided to expand on my exploration of San Francisco by continuing to play the role of tourist (so fun!). After visiting Alcatraz Island (read about my trip), I wanted to check out the navy ship docked at Pier 45 at Fisherman’s Wharf. I had seen this massive ship on my previous visit to the

10 things to discover visiting Alcatraz Island

It was another beautiful day in San Francisco as I headed to Pier 33 at Fisherman’s Wharf to board the ferry to Alcatraz Island. I felt so grateful and happy to be in one of my favorite cities, enjoying great weather and exploring the areas. I purchased my ticket the previous day so I lined

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.