My Time with Winter the Dolphin

Tomorrow, “Dolphin Tale 2” opens in movie theaters, starring dolphins Winter and Hope. I was a volunteer at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium when Winter stranded, and helped with her care for a little while. Here’s More »

Culture and Coastlines – Croatia

I’m thrilled that my latest piece for Denver Life magazine appears in the September issue of the magazine – all about Croatia! What’s more, all of the photos used to illustrate the piece are my More »

Florida – You’ll Wish You Were Here!

As I posted a few weeks ago, I was selected to be a part of a blogger group to write about Marriott properties throughout Florida as part of the “Wish You Were Here – Florida” More »

Celebrate National Dog Day!

Today is National Dog Day, and it’s time to celebrate our beloved four-legged friends. Of course, in our house, every day is a day to celebrate our pup, Lucy! More »

Celebrate Our National Parks

In the U.S., we’re fortunate to have some incredible national treasures, our national parks. And to entice visitors throughout the year, the National Park Service offers fee-free dates – the next one is Monday, Aug. More »

 

My Time with Winter the Dolphin

Tomorrow, “Dolphin Tale 2” opens in movie theaters, starring dolphins Winter and Hope. I was a volunteer at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium when Winter stranded, and helped with her care for a little while. Here’s a piece I wrote in 2010 for a local magazine about my experience.

Culture and Coastlines – Croatia

I’m thrilled that my latest piece for Denver Life magazine appears in the September issue of the magazine – all about Croatia! What’s more, all of the photos used to illustrate the piece are my own! Hope you enjoy discovering this jewel of a destination as much as I did! Click here to read the piece!

Florida – You’ll Wish You Were Here!

As I posted a few weeks ago, I was selected to be a part of a blogger group to write about Marriott properties throughout Florida as part of the “Wish You Were Here – Florida” campaign. Just last week, I stayed a few nights at the Courtyard Tampa Westshore/Airport, just a few miles from my home, and had a nice little working staycation.

Celebrate National Dog Day!

Today is National Dog Day, and it’s time to celebrate our beloved four-legged friends. Of course, in our house, every day is a day to celebrate our pup, Lucy!

Celebrate Our National Parks

In the U.S., we’re fortunate to have some incredible national treasures, our national parks. And to entice visitors throughout the year, the National Park Service offers fee-free dates – the next one is Monday, Aug. 25, the organization’s birthday! (Oh, and mine, too! No wonder I’m such a “green” tree-hugger and park lover!).

Behind the Scenes at TIA

Today’s National Aviation Day, and coincidentally, yesterday I had the chance to go behind the scenes at Tampa International Airport (TIA) with the Central Florida chapter of Entrepreneurs’ Organization. As a travel writer, I’m at the airport –  a lot – and it was fun to see inside the magic, as it were.

Shark!

Shark Week has begun on Discovery, and everyone’s abuzz talking about the stealth animals who swim the seas. A few years ago my girlfriends and I went swimming with the whale sharks – the largest fish in the ocean! – in Mexico and wrote about it for WestJet’s up! magazine. Take a look at the story, and video!

Florida – Wish You Were Here!

I’m thrilled to have been selected to be part of a blogger group writing about Marriott properties throughout the state of Florida, as part of the “Wish You Were Here – Florida” campaign. As part of the campaign, I’ll be staying at the Courtyard Tampa Westshore/Airport, just a few miles from my home, and I can’t wait to share my experiences with you!

Le Méridien Tampa – Ooh La La!

Recently, I was invited on a staycation at the new Le Méridien Tampa, which opened in June. I say new, but in fact, Le Méridien opened in Tampa’s downtown historic 100 year old federal courthouse. My husband and I have lived in Tampa for 13 years now (gasp!), and have longed to see the courthouse restored and renewed. We couldn’t wait to check into – and check out – Le Méridien Tampa.

Cheers to Cigar City and Carnival Cruise Lines!

Earlier this week, Tampa’s own Cigar City Brewing made waves by announcing its partnership with Carnival Cruise Lines to serve two of its craft beers aboard 13 Carnival ships sailing from five Florida ports.