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Magic Castle Hollywood is Truly Magical!

The Magic Castle in Hollywood is a private club for professional magicians and members of the Academy of Magical Arts and is one of Hollywoods most iconic sites. I love magic! Even the simplest card trick dazzles, leaving me wondering in disbelief what my eyes just saw. We all know these tricks aren’t ‘real,’ yet it’s still thrilling to…

Last Summer Before College With Son

It’s the last summer before college with my son. In fact, if you think about it, we only really have half a summer left since he needs to be on campus early for pre-season training. August 10th is hurtling towards me like an out-of-control freight train.  That’s the day we get on a plane to fly cross country…

Senior Year: Where did High School go?

Senior year is almost over for my ‘practice kid’. My firstborn. The one who helped me figure out how to be a mom. As I wrap my head around the logistics of moving him into college across the country, there are so many things I want to do. So many things I want to say. So many things I want to share. And I’m…

10 Best Places to Travel in 2019

People ALWAYS ask us what is the best place to travel. And our answer is always the same. Travel is so subjective. Each trip is so different, and it’s hard to compare a city destination with an adventure destination with a wonder of the world. Here are 10 places that blew our mind. I’d strongly recommend you try to carve out the time…

Mother’s Day Gift: 9 Perfect Gifts for Mom

For me it isn’t about expensive presents, but more about thoughtfulness. Choosing the right Mother’s Day gift for the woman who raised you, or the other empowering mother figures in your life, is a way to show love and gratitude. Read more…

Breast Cancer Survivor: Four Years Later

Hey I’m still here! It’s been four years since my world was rocked and my life was forever changed… Read the thoughts of a breast cancer survivor…

Top Ten Travel Tips

I’ve been traveling over 45 years. 26 years with hot hubby, and almost 18 years as a family. We’ve visited six continents and over 50 countries. I feel pretty confident we’ve learned some core travel tips along the way…

Women with Breast Cancer Could Avoid Chemotherapy

A few years ago, if a women was diagnosed with breast cancer, it was an automatic chemotherapy and radiation sentence along with whatever surgical options were planned to remove the cancer. I fell into this category with my breast cancer diagnosis. I used these tests to make the agonizing decision whether or not chemotherapy would provide a large enough risk of recurrence to warrant the…

Petra: Five Reasons to Visit Now

Petra has been on our bucket list for years, but the timing never seemed quite right. There’s NO doubt in our minds why Petra is considered one of the seven wonders of the modern world after our recent visit!  We loved Petra! The pictures do not do it justice. Gorgeous. Impressive. I could go on and on. The site is much bigger than…

Top 5 Things to do in Munich Germany

I recently took my high school senior on a mother/son trip to Munich Germany.  He’s heading to college soon (sniff sniff…I’m not crying you’re crying), and since he first tasted champagne in Paris with me years ago, I thought it was only fitting to buy him his first beer in Munich.  (The drinking age in Europe…