COVID-19 quarantine has found me organizing my closet. Sorting through the garb has been a trip down memory lane as I arrange favorite clothes and accessories I pack for every trip. They’re not fancy items, but comfortable, durable and easily transportable. After years on the road, I’ve complied a “must have” list when traveling. Some

Travel may be on hold right now. But, with a few creative ideas, travel treasures collected on past vacations can infuse your home with memories. While we all stay home these next few weeks, it’s the perfect time to rethink how to display items we purchased on trips. It’s easy to mix souvenirs into your

We all are feeling the uncertainty of COVID-19 and the impact it has made on our lives. New reports about the pandemic emerge daily, if not hourly. While most of this is out of our control, we don’t need to allow the situation to riddle us with stress. Isolation is the mandate, with social distancing

Travel insurance is an important purchase and should be considered carefully. With the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health scare creating worldwide concern, some travelers are choosing to cancel trips. Many are inquiring as to what type of reimbursement they’ll receive — if any. Knowing specifics of vacation cancellation and medical coverage is beneficial when planning your next

Traveling doesn’t have to be expensive. Whether you explore solo, with girlfriends, or family, budget travel destinations can be found.  Flights tend to be the biggest expense of a trip. So, planning ahead is imperative. Keeping an eye on travel websites and apps will cut both airline and accommodation costs. Furthermore, check airlines’ low fare

North Park’s streets sing with the cacophony of city life. Its multicultural citizenry, sanguine locals and soupcon of homeless is indicative of an evolving San Diego inner city. The burgeoning area is a study in urban cool with something to offer everyone.    One of the many assets is its walkability. The iconic North Park

Ask anyone, and chances are when given the choice to shop at a chain store, or a one-of-a-kind boutique, they’ll choose the latter. Certainly, department stores have their benefits. But, when exploring a neighborhood, the independently owned retailers reveal a regions personality. North Park has a bevy of curated shops selling eclectic collections unique to

North Park restauranteurs know food is the consummate unifier. The table and people around it fulfill a purpose; to feel love and connected while sharing that which sustains us. In a culture where everyone in trying to figure out how they are different from you, gathering for a meal is a great equalizer and shows

The snow has melted, and the sun is shining in this North American metropolis. Perched on a 30-mile-long island at the convergence of the St. Lawrence and Ottawa Rivers, Montreal is the perfect blend of modernity and stunning historic architecture. I spent a week there last summer and felt like I was in Europe! Why

Summer is upon us ⛱. That means vacation time for two and four-legged family members! Pet-friendly vacation rentals are perfect when traveling with your beloved pooch. Having a house with a fenced backyard for Fido to romp, and your own kitchen where you both can chow down feels like home. You care about where your pet