Traveling in Sin, our memoir, is available on Amazon.

Cook Islands: Back to the Land

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It’s 5 o’clock in the morning and I’m running through waist-high grass toward a pack of frenzied dogs. Their cacophonous barking drowns out the squeals of a wild pig, who’s preparing to pay a price for the crops he and his fellow swine have uprooted. Sweat drips from my hairline and red mud streaks my […]

Te Are Karioi: Searching for the Old Ways on Aitutaki

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“Watch out for wasps,” Ngaakitai Pureariki calls over his shoulder as we dive into the underbrush.  My friend and guide has convinced me to accompany him to Te Are Karioi on the island of Aitutaki.  The site, which translates into English as “House of Entertainment,” has never been seen by outsiders.  How could I refuse […]

Not Wasting Time: Meet Plan Go Career Break Style

Meet Plan Go: Stop Dreaming Start Packing!

  In October 2011, George and I were the hosts for Meet Plan Go Los Angeles, part of 17 cities hosting events about Career Breaks, Mini-Retirements and Long Term Travel. We had traveled for nearly a year in 2008-9 and this month we left again for at least a year. Meet Plan Go National recently […]

Couples Travel Together: How do we do it?

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Our year journey in South East Asia started July 2, 2012. When we were gone for eleven months in 2008, one of the common questions was, “How can you spend so much time together?” We were recently  interviewed about Traveling as a Couple by Travelinksites: Today we have the fine pair behind the super blog […]

Aitutaki–a jewel in the South Pacific

My first trip to Aitutaki was for our honeymoon two years ago. George and I had wanted to visit there before but it was the first time the dice of price allowed it to happen! Our two weeks in the Cook Islands included kayaking, hammock swinging and two trips to the incredible jewel- toned Aitutaki […]

Cook Islands

Our Honeymoon in the Cook IslandsDecember 20-January 4 After our direct flight from Los Angeles to Roratonga, Cook Islands, we met Diana and Kit from The Backpackers Handbook who are Aitutaki veterans. Following their recommendations, we spent an amazing day on the gorgeous lagoon with Teking Tours. The tour is the BEST thing on the […]