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The Tail-End of Leaf Peeping Season: Pennsylvania & New York - While living in Portland, Oregon, my husband, Brendan, and I spent a lot of time exploring the Pacific Northwest – from the Olympic National Forest to the Oregon Coast to…
Sebilj Fountain in Sarajevo The 2018 Sarajevo Film Festival - About five years ago I gave up going to movie theaters.  I finally conceded that they, along with any other dark venues featuring flashing lights, were a trigger for my…
Hvar, Croatia HVAR - Not much beats a lunch of espresso and gelato on vacation (the caffeine/sugar combination is the perfect afternoon pick-me-up and tide-me-over until a dinner location is decided).  And no destination…
Mother Theresa Boulevard in Pristina, Kosovo What to Do in a City with Nothing to Do - “Pristina?  Where is that?” “It’s the capital of Kosovo,” answered my husband. I immediately informed him I would be crashing his work trip. We were in Sarajevo, and in no…
Sarajevo Gondola Cable Car Sarajevo’s Famed Cable Car is Back in the Mountain Climbing Business - Sarajevo is freaking gorgeous.  Situated in a small valley in central Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), orange tiled roofs and conifers of every variety descend from the tops of evergreen-covered hills…
Waiting for Barbara Streisand - Through the long months of rain and the snow, tucked between the Sequoia, Pine trees, Magnolias and Palms in Portland’s Washington Park, a magical little garden remains quiet and dormant.…
A Day in Dubrovnik - I always have a plan.  And I used to almost always have a color-coded travel spreadsheet – a beautiful, multi-tabbed document detailing business hours and transportation routes and hotel check-out…
A Birthday Road-Trip to Jajce - What better way to celebrate my birthday than with a road trip to a medieval village, killer waterfalls and a castle on a hill?  Almost none, I tell you.  Jajce,…
A Short List (10!) of Must-Do’s in Istanbul - I love history.  I was even one of those weird kids who loved history in grammar school.  And I can say with relative certainty that though Istanbul was occasionally mentioned…
Panama – The Ultimate 30th Birthday Destination - If you need an excuse to travel somewhere exotic with your friends, I strongly recommend 30th birthdays. Alicia introduced me to this brilliant plan when she declared we were going…