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Glen Ivy Hot Springs: A Perfect L.A. Girl's Day Trip

Glen Ivy Hot Springs: A Perfect L.A. Girl’s Day Trip

  Moms deserve a vaca­tion. Pret­ty much always but espe­cial­ly in Los Ange­les with its cease­less hus­tle and bus­tle.    NO TIME TO READ NOW? PIN OR BOOKMARK FOR LATER!       Glen Ivy Hot Springs is …

Holiday Family Shopping in Ohio's Amish Country

Holiday Family Shopping in Ohio’s Amish Country

A shop­ping trip to Amish coun­try is the per­fect hol­i­day and long week­end get­away! The pace of life is slow­er in Amish coun­try. It offers a chance to final­ly enjoy the scenery and the time to do it. There aren’t many high­ways, so you have no …

Our 9 Favorite Family Friendly Things To Do in Charleston

Our 9 Favorite Family Friendly Things To Do in Charleston

Ahh­hh Charleston.  The land of sweet tea, true south­ern charm, and humid­i­ty so thick it took my hair weeks to recov­er from our fam­i­ly trip.  No joke.  Walk­ing around in Charleston feels almost akin to walk­ing through a pool.  The humid­i­ty is …

Lesser Known Chicago Restaurants for Foodies

Lesser Known Chicago Restaurants for Foodies

  Be hon­est — when you think of food in Chica­go, you think deep-dish piz­za, Chica­go style hot dogs and maybe some Gar­ret­t’s pop­corn — if you real­ly know your stuff.  But I’m here to tell you that the Windy City food scene is so much …

Girl's Weekend In Temecula Wine Country

Girl’s Weekend In Temecula Wine Country

  To be that won­der­ful moth­er and wife that every­one has come to expect, mom­my some­times needs a time out too. The whin­ing, the dish­es, the piles —  it can get to be too much. Mom­my needs to ditch the kids and the hub­by and spend a …

Grand Velas Riviera Maya: An Luxury All-Inclusive for Families

Grand Velas Riviera Maya: An Luxury All-Inclusive for Families

  No, he was­n’t a real genie but the way our per­son­al concierge tried to antic­i­pate our needs as he wel­comed us into the Grand Velas Riv­iera Maya Resort in Playa del Car­men, made us feel like he was. The five dia­mond, all-inclusive …

Best Food in the North Carolina Mountains

Best Food in the North Carolina Mountains

The pic­turesque towns of High­lands & Cashiers, N.C. are at the top of our week­end get­away list! Check out this guide for the best food in the North Car­oli­na mountains.

Seeking Balance in New York City

Seeking Balance in New York City

I recent­ly took a week­end girl’s trip to New York City. (And no, that is not a mis­placed apos­tro­phe, because there was only one girl on this trip — me.) That’s right, I did New York solo. I did vis­it and spend time with friends, but much of the …

Wine Tasting — Discovering Uncharted Vineyards

Wine Tasting — Discovering Uncharted Vineyards

There’s noth­ing that can bring you deep­er into the pages of a roman­tic fairy tale than gaz­ing across an expan­sive field, jagged roots twist­ing along grape vines, the sun dan­gling over the hori­zon, as you savor and swirl a red, white or rose hue …

The Most Fun You Can Have With Your Girlfriends in Nashville

The Most Fun You Can Have With Your Girlfriends in Nashville

Not a fan of coun­try music? Don’t wor­ry — there’s plen­ty for you to do with your girl­friends on a Nashville get­away week­end. And who knows? You just might be con­vert­ed by the end of the trip. I recent­ly spent sev­en days in Nashville — half …

7 Tips for Traveling with Girlfriends

7 Tips for Traveling with Girlfriends

  I am an unusu­al trav­el­er. I go where my soul tells me and to places that I want to explore.  The oppor­tu­ni­ty to dis­cov­er a new city, area or nature with­in our world fills me up to the brim of my exis­tence. l do my best to plan …

Free Yoga in the Santa Monica Mountains

Free Yoga in the Santa Monica Mountains

  There’s a mir­a­cle around every cor­ner on the trails in the San­ta Mon­i­ca Moun­tains north­west of Los Ange­les. In June, a hik­er might have come across a group of col­or­ful­ly dressed yogis of all ages and sizes stretch­ing and pos­ing under …

10 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Stagecoach Music Festival Girl's Getaway Weekend

10 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Stagecoach Music Festival Girl’s Getaway Weekend

The Stage­coach Music Fes­ti­val is com­ing April 2/24–4/26 and it will be the per­fect girl’s get­away. Sure, you could take your hus­band or your kids, but why would you want to do that on a girl’s week­end? The last five years I’ve attended …

Finding Your Alternate Universe at Shakti Fest

Finding Your Alternate Universe at Shakti Fest

  I recent­ly had the chance of sit­ting down with pro­lif­ic yoga mas­ter, Shi­va Rea, for a fire­side chat. OK, maybe she was dri­ving on the free­way and talk­ing to me through her cell phone and I was sit­ting in my office, endur­ing the hot …

Love of Flying

Love of Flying

When I was in col­lege, I read an assigned book in my wom­en’s psy­chol­o­gy class,  writ­ten by Eri­ca Jong, called Fear of Fly­ing. She used fly­ing as a metaphor for the lim­i­ta­tions we put on our­selves. I’m not say­ing I don’t do that anymore …

Shakti Fest: An Untypical Girl's Weekend

Shakti Fest: An Untypical Girl’s Weekend

  I thought I was tough. I was sporty and strong in the unre­mark­able gym sort of way. When I took my first yoga class, it was a lev­el 2/3 on a VHS tape. A measly lev­el 1 begin­ner class did­n’t sit well with my self-image but I want­ed to …

Out Of This World: A UFO Convention

Out Of This World: A UFO Convention

Many won­der if there’s life beyond our plan­et, alien beings who may vis­it our world or who have shaped our his­to­ry in some way through past vis­i­ta­tions. Oth­ers just scoff at the idea of aliens, say­ing if they haven’t seen it, it must not …

Giving Mothers the Gift of Peace: Shakti Fest Yoga

Giving Mothers the Gift of Peace: Shakti Fest Yoga

  As a young moth­er, Dror­it Rudin said, she was always wor­ried about spe­cif­ic things that might hap­pen to her kids, things that were most­ly beyond her con­trol. Rudin had three kids with­in three years of each oth­er. She tried to take care