World Travel – “I am The Special One so Get Out Of My Way!”

Bad, rude, angry travelers...go away!

Fresno, CA – Fresno Yosemite International Airport Let me put on my sarcastic hat for a moment and write to you from another perspective – indulge me please.  And after, please share your “Do you know who I am?!” travel moments.  How did you or a fellow traveler handle it?  How did it make you [...]

World Travel – Rocky Mountain National Park Hike – “Because It’s Hard!”

On top of the world!  We made it!  Estes Cone.

Estes Park, CO – Rocky Mountain National Park.  Fifth in a series of six articles. We were warned.  On Day One of my 42-mile hike, she told us.  Repeatedly.  ”Tomorrow’s the BIG day,” Phebe would say.  I was like, “yeah, yeah, yeah.”  So the Universe again smacked me and my attitude down and not only [...]

Funglasses – Hiking Junkies in Colorado!

Phebe, Katherine, Kris and Vicki bringing the fun hiking through Rocky Mountain National Park.

New members of the Funglasses Brigade – Phebe Novic, Katherine & Kris Komarnitsky and Victoria Pardee – getting ready to take their first steps on a 3 day, 42 mile hike through Rocky Mountain National Park.  Phebe is both the owner and guide of Footpaths of the World and the leader in “inn-to-inn” hikes all over [...]

World Travel – Rome, Italy – “An Amazing Roman Morning”

A dream day

Rome, Italy  After little sleep, I awoke to a hot summer morning and Rome waiting for me!  Finally, a dream come true and a packed day of ruins, crowds, crazy traffic, charming Italians, history and modern comforts and a thrown coin with a singular wish.  Join me for my amazing morning in Rome…. I feel [...]

World Travel – Tucson, Arizona – “It’s Not About The Horse”

Elvis, Wyatt & Me

Tucson, Arizona – Miraval Resort & Spa Read the series of W2N Miraval stories. I came to Miraval to see what it was that made it the #1 Med Spa in the country.  Part of my strategy was to experience every unique program they offered…the things you can’t get anywhere else.  Perhaps the most unique [...]

World Travel – Grand Cayman – “Revisiting my youth with my Youth”

Epic Cayman

Caribbean, Grand Cayman – What We Did Into the ocean we went, met some really nice Stingrays, had a cold one where pirates used to tred and about killed myself on my jet ski!  All is a week’s work trying to keep up with my kids! Well, I didn’t go to Hell. In fact we [...]

World Travel – Vail, Colorado – “My Home Away From Home”

Vail's Crown Jewel

Vail, Colorado A “home away from home” that opens its doors for me winter or summer…in beautiful Vail, Colorado.  Warm bathroom marble floors, cookies on my nightstand at night, the best service anywhere and people whose kindness has helped me through heartache and celebration.  Join me as I visit the Sonnenalp Resort here at Where [...]

World Travel – Holland – “Tiramisu Makes Everything Better!”

The Delftse Pauw Factory

Holland, Delft & Scheveningen – Day 7 Even when you are sick in this fabulous city, it finds a way to take care of you!  I now own original Delft pottery, played taxi driver and had a very interesting walk in the rain.  I had an entire restaurant to myself and discovered once again that [...]

World Travel, Life Travel – California – “A Premier Party!”

My "Amazing Friends!" Ron Kellum, me & Tony Stovall

Southern California – Day 8 Four hours of windshield time gave me the chance to reflect and get pumped about what was waiting for me in Southern California.  Said goodbye to my Fresno family and friends and to my friend overseas in my thoughts – goodbye is always hard – but I will get to [...]

World Travel – Napa, California – “A Napa Limo Ride”

“California Here I Come" - Going Home Again

Napa, California – Day 2 Not a trick question, but…what do you get when you put seven strangers, a stretch limo, fine champagne and wine tasting at amazing boutique wineries together for an entire day?   Answer: the perfect Napa experience.  That plus a booming headache followed immediately by a late afternoon nap!  Ok, so not [...]