To Iceland With Love

Dear Iceland, I know you are loved by many, and rightfully so. You are beyond beautiful, with all your natural splendor and opportunities for mere mortals to experience your otherworldly wonders. It has been two weeks since I returned, and I cannot stop thinking about you. I close my eyes and envision driving along the two lane highway hugging the southern coast. I see the … Continue reading To Iceland With Love

An Open Letter to Those Who Are Hell Bent on Celebrating July 4th with Illegal Fireworks

First of all, fireworks are illegal. In case you didn’t know that. They are illegal because you are not professionals trained to handle them. You are especially not equipped to set off bottle rockets after a few bottles of beer. Second, you live in a neighborhood with other houses, busy roads, sidewalks. You aren’t in the middle of nowhere. Even if you are, there’s always … Continue reading An Open Letter to Those Who Are Hell Bent on Celebrating July 4th with Illegal Fireworks

Traveling With Your Dog this Summer? Adventure Girl and Nature’s Recipe Make it Easier

Adventure Girl Stefanie Michaels has been all over the world, but one thing she loves to do is travel with her dogs. After all, they make everything fun! Now, she has partnered with Nature’s Recipe pet food to make doggie travel a lot easier. Nature’s Recipe knows what pet owners worry about most — finding the right hotel and making sure the dog is fed … Continue reading Traveling With Your Dog this Summer? Adventure Girl and Nature’s Recipe Make it Easier

Our Fairy Tale Wedding at Greece’s Agreco Farm

Set to festive Cretan music, the kri-kri goat danced under olive trees while bunnies cuddled with kids, visitors picked fruits and vegetables, and my heart melted. As I watched the video for Agreco Farm, I knew I wanted to get married there.  Located near Rethymnon in the countryside of Crete, Agreco is a gorgeous replica of a 17th Century Greek village. A lovely church, taverna, … Continue reading Our Fairy Tale Wedding at Greece’s Agreco Farm

Tranquility at Antigua’s Blue Waters Resort & Spa

Tropical drinks, spacious suites, and private pools overlooking the azure waters of Antigua were just what I needed to escape  winter storm Jonas. A quick flight on JetBlue delivered us to the paradise that is Antigua, boasting 365 stunning beaches and lush vistas. At Blue Waters Resort, an all-inclusive, luxury resort located on 17 acres in the northernmost part of the island, my friends and I … Continue reading Tranquility at Antigua’s Blue Waters Resort & Spa

Nature Traveler’s 10 Best Organic Beauty Products

Looking good the natural way isn’t as hard as you might think. I’ve wanted to write about the organic/vegan beauty products I love for a long time. Some I’ve used for years and others I just started recently, but they’re all working for me. There was a time when I never applied sunscreen soaking up the sun in California, moisturized during harsh New York winters, … Continue reading Nature Traveler’s 10 Best Organic Beauty Products

From the Canadian Rockies to Costa Rica: My Travel Wish List for 2016

The year 2015 was quite eventful to say the least. I got married on the island of Crete and spent 14 amazing days of our honeymoon exploring Greece. I moved to New Jersey, the one state where I thought I’d never live. I spent three-fourths of the year planning the Greek wedding and Long Island reception that followed. Both were exhausting. Last December, I had … Continue reading From the Canadian Rockies to Costa Rica: My Travel Wish List for 2016

15 New Year’s Resolutions I Won’t Make

It’s easy to come up with resolutions for the new year, but let’s face it: nobody ever sticks to them, even the most dedicated individual. Here are fifteen ways I will not try to change my life as soon as the clock hits midnight on January 1st. Because we all know that the more rules there are in life, the less fun it is! Lose … Continue reading 15 New Year’s Resolutions I Won’t Make

“Annihilation”, Nature’s Sci-Fi for the Win

No one expects a newlywed to bring a book entitled Annihilation on her honeymoon, but that’s exactly what I did. Sitting on the cobblestone wall outside my cliffside suite in Santorini, protected from the sun with a newly purchased wide brim hat, I soaked up this novel. Every single wonderful word of it. What was worse… I couldn’t put it down. My voracious reader husband … Continue reading “Annihilation”, Nature’s Sci-Fi for the Win