Solo in the Sierras, USA


My headlamp swings like a pendulum, hanging from a carabiner clipped to the top of my tent, casting a cone of light on the void of space next to my sleeping bag—the naked nylon of the tent floor reminding me of one thing—this time, I am alone. I had been crafting the ten day Sierra […]

Saying Goodbye in The USA


Saying Goodbye Waves rushed up the beach, displacing frail shells and frosted pieces of sea glass with each surge. I sat at the top of the sandy slope, letting the lukewarm ocean water barely wet my feet. One by one, beachgoers packed up their towels and brushed off the sand clinging to their bodies. Three […]

11 Million Impressions: #LuxeExperience

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Thank you to everyone who shared, tweeted, retweeted and commented on my #LuxeExperience articles, videos and instagram photos. Thank you to Luxe Hotels for hosting me and to The We Said Go Travel Global Alliance for the team work. On January 14, 2015 9amPST, the hashtag #Luxe Experience had a rating of “zero.” This morning […]

An Inner Journey: Yearning For A Place To Call Home


I moved around a lot growing up and at times felt like an alien or an outsider in my own life. Like a chameleon, I learned to mold and blend and change my colors in order to survive and connect with the world. I attended nine different schools spread between three geographical locations before college. My […]

Delicious Dining On Rodeo Drive: #LuxeExperience

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Delicious Dining On Rodeo Drive: #LuxeExperience Dining on Rodeo Drive was FANTASTIC! The food was amazing and the atmosphere was superb! After dinner, it is a short stroll to Spaghettini and the Dave Koz Lounge. Gerald Albright was incredible and watching him Dave Koz and Marcus Miller was outstanding. Surprises happen in Beverly Hills. Be […]

How to Thank a Whale in Tonga


The driver of the boat was leaning over us as we scrambled to secure our fins and snorkels.  I’m sure he was barking instructions and urging us forward into the water but all I heard was the rush of my blood pulsing past my ears.  Steady now.  Be calm.  Don’t splash, just ease into the […]

A Staycation on Rodeo Drive: #LuxeExperience

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Stay at the only hotel on Rodeo Drive: Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel is your place for a #LuxeExperience During my stay, the Christmas lights were wrapped around the palm trees and throngs of people were shopping on the most iconic shopping street in America. I loved discovering the parts of this hotel. You can have […]

Freedom on a the face of a mountain in the USA


         It’s quiet up here. The wind is calm, the trees are still, the snow lay underneath me unmoving. My lungs are the only things moving.   Inhale. Exhale.   It’s a peaceful place the top of mountain. The wintery earth spreads our for miles around me, tall evergreens sprinkled with snow […]

#LuxeExperience: Beverly Hills 90210 Drinks on Rodeo Drive

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#LuxeExperience: Beverly Hills 90210 Drinks on Rodeo Drive Jesse, Dexter and the team at Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel have created specialty cocktails for your enjoyment in Beverly Hills. I got behind the bar and learned to mix the Kelly Taylor and the Brenda Walsh. Next time I am going to make a Donna Martin. The […]

Dining On Sunset #LuxeExperience

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Dining On Sunset #LuxeExperience at Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel  During my Los Angeles Staycation at Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel, I had a marvelous dinner at On Sunset. Chef Olivier selected choices for me that were fantastic and fit my food preferences. Staying in a suite with a view of the pool and the Getty Center […]