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  • My husband likes to golf; I like to drink wine. But the two don’t have to be mutually exclusive. I originally wrote about some of the best golf and wine resorts for Orbitz, but I’m on the hunt to discover more. I’m happy to head off to the tasting room while he’s on the first tee, sprinkle in a few spa treatments, and then meet back up at the tasting room at the end of…

  • Fiji was always one of those destinations I had as a dream destination but the distance and the expense were a bit out of my reach. But when I was asked to go cover Turtle Island for Islands Magazine, my suitcase was packed before I could hang up the phone. And my husband was inviting along as well (a nice perk of being the spouse of a travel writer). It is by far the best…

  • I get asked this a lot. “Where’s your favorite place?” “What’s the best place you’ve been?” So in today’s pandemic-fueled If you can’t look forward, look back world, I thought I’d tell you about the places I’ve been that left a lasting impression. That’s actually a bit misleading. I LOVE everywhere I go. Because I love to travel and I find something interesting or memorable in every destination. Even the bad experiences, of which there…

  • I like to say, “I may not be a Millennial, but I sure like to travel like one!” My husband and I spent a few days in Puerto Vallarta on an empty nest adventure. Unlike the touristy locales of Cancun and Cozumel, Puerto Vallarta felt real. Authentic. Unspoiled. PV is after all, Mexico’s oldest town not built as a resort destination. And it’s the perfect place to experience a little midlife adventure! There are plenty…

  • The ultimate packing for Patagonia guide There’s one thing you should know about me. I don’t like cold weather. I mean, I abhor (and that’s a strong word) being cold. But when a destination calls that’s a bucket list experience, how could I say, “no?” So when the invite to visit Patagonia came, I began ferociously reading everything I could get my hands on about packing for Patagonia. One thing that was clear in everything…

  • Being an East Coast girl, I’m ashamed to admit that I haven’t spent much time (ok, any time) in the Pacific Northwest. I pictured dense forests with tall trees, cool, breezy weather and rugged outdoor activities. So what would a lounge-by-the-beach girl possibly find to do there? I was about to find out on a weekend adventure to San Juan Island and its charming seaport, Friday Harbor. Getting to the San Juan Islands is half the…

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