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Navigating Grief

After months of self-reflection, trials, tribulation and a self-imposed soul-searching sabbatical, I’m back, although you may not have noticed I ever left. I’ve been here but missing, around but gone, present but absent. I had to take a breath, a beat. You see, my life was overwhelming, crumbling in plain sight, but for many years, I soldiered on. Travel is my therapist. Without it, I could not have survived.

“Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life’s search for love and wisdom.” Rumi

Photo Album of Venice, Italy a Top Tier Bucket List Destination

Here is an album of some of our favorite photos from Venice, Italy. With an endless parade of boats, gondolas, and water taxis navigating the labyrinth of canals, Venice is one of the most unique, charming, and romantic cities in the world. Throw in the city’s rich history, architecture, food, and wine, it’s no wonder that Venice is a top-tier Bucket List destination.

Photo Album of Budapest, Hungary

Here is a collection of some of our favorite photos from Budapest Hungary from our adventure on the Danube River with Viking River Cruises.   The entire catalog of our Budapest photos can be found on our Flickr page. [flickr_set...

Five Reasons Why You Should Experience Goat Yoga

For my birthday, my oldest daughter, Sherri, signed me up for a Goat Yoga class. At first, I thought she said she had signed me up for “boat yoga”. I told her that I had taken yoga classes a couple of times on a ship, once in Alaska and once in Mexico with UnCruise...

Seven Road Trip Beauty Tips

Travel and adventure can be thrilling, but it can also be stressful at times. Don't return home looking worse for wear and like you need a vacation from your vacation. These seven road trip beauty tips can help you look refreshed, rejuvenated and ready to...

VIDEO: Tailgating Tips from the Pros Who Know Best

Tailgating is one of our favorite fall activities. There’s something about meandering through large enthusiastic crowds with the smell of charcoal, lighter fluid, and grilled meats permeating the air that guarantees a good time. Even if you’re not particularly a fan of football, the experience is worthy of any bucket list.

We met some incredible people, tasted some amazing food, and picked up some great tailgating tips before a college football game at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

Photo Album of Florence, Italy

Here is an album of some of our favorite photos from Florence, Italy is an absolute must for anyone who loves food, wine, art, and history.

End of Summer Cool Product Round-up

One of the perks of blogging is that brands are constantly offering to send us stuff (products) to review. We tell brands that we don’t do product reviews, but if they want to send something and we love it then we’ll be happy to share it with our audience....

A Fun Way to Connect with College Football Tailgaters this Season

Have you ever attended a college football game and found yourself and your wingman pathetically drinking warm beer and eating chips out of the trunk of your rental car? Meanwhile, the local fans are grilling some form of protein, swirling libations, enjoying music, laughing, playing cornhole or beer pong and generally having a great time. Or have you been that fortunate fan who was invited to a Host team tailgate, got to be part of the “in Crowd” and had an amazing time? 


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