2019 – The Year of Reflection and Change

I started out 2019 with some great goals. I was going to get back into working out. I was going to focus on my career and finding my happy spot. I was going to go on great trips, and including a trip to Bali for my 40th birthday and my first ever solo trip. I…

2018 – The Year I Got Back to Travel

I’ve talked about this before. The end of 2015 saw great changes in our family life and lifestyle. 2016 w as a year of transition and 2017 was a year of adjustment. But the end of 2017 saw yet another change in our family situation, and allowed us some wiggle room to breath and more…

Stinson Beach

“Over the river and through the woods to Stinson Beach we go!” Even though Stinson Beach is considered “right outside” San Francisco, it’s actually a beautiful cove hidden behind miles of the twists and turns of the Marin Headlands. Living in the East Bay our entire Californian lives, we had never made it to Stinson…

Place in the World – My Favorite Places

This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge was “Place in the World”. I wanted to explore what my favorite places were, and where I can be happy the minute I am there:       This has been a part of the WordPress Photo Challenge: Place in the World *Starred photo taken by Atma Photography

Serene – Overlooking the Water

When I saw this week’s photo challenge, Serene, I immediately thought of my happy place — the beach. I grew up near the water, and have managed to find a way to live near it all my life. Something about being close enough to smell the ocean, hear the waves, and breath in the salt…

Peek – Wine Tasting in Napa

Several weeks ago, before the devastating fires closed Napa and Sonoma for a period, my cousin was in town visiting.  In the Bay Area, when you have relatives visit, wine tasting is a must do.  Since it was his first time wine tasting, we went to Robert Mondovi Winery, because of its stunning location Anyone…