Costa Rican Rainforest Getaway: Manuel Antonio and Rainmaker Reserve

The central Pacific coast of Costa Rica is home to the smallest, yet most bio-diverse, national park in the country: Manuel Antonio National Park. I was both excited and eager to explore the magical rainforests when traveling alone in the Central America for the first time. After a short cab ride from my hotel CostaContinue reading “Costa Rican Rainforest Getaway: Manuel Antonio and Rainmaker Reserve”

12 Wacky Facts About Sydney

After spending ten drought-ridden days in Queensland, I was excited for a change of scenery in Sydney. It poured non-stop for four days in the city I imagined to be sunny. Regardless, I bused and walked everywhere, savoring the iconic sights of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, traipsing through trendy neighborhoods like The RocksContinue reading “12 Wacky Facts About Sydney”

Cruising in Paradise: An Eco-Friendly Galápagos Adventure

Visiting the Galápagos islands was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. Opportunities to get up close to nature’s wonderful creations are abundant in the enchanted isles. This animal lover was in paradise. Read all about my experience aboard a seven-day Ecoventura cruise in my latest for 25A Magazine by clicking on the picture below.Continue reading “Cruising in Paradise: An Eco-Friendly Galápagos Adventure”

Nine Must-See Sites from The Walking Dead

First off, let me start by saying that I met RICK GRIMES!! Last Monday, at The New York Times – TimesTalks, Andrew Lincoln graced the stage with his charming personality and sense of humor, not to mention his adorable looks, all of which he hides behind a tough exterior on the hit AMC show, TheContinue reading “Nine Must-See Sites from The Walking Dead”

Five Beaches to Beat the Winter Blues

I am not a beach person, but working long hours has made me dream about sun-kissed shores and water sports. I have been to beaches all over the world and a few have stayed with me. The calm tradewinds of Aruba offer a perfect opportunity for wind surfing and snorkeling. There’s no place like CostaContinue reading “Five Beaches to Beat the Winter Blues”

Stumbling Upon Sweet Savannah

Savannah, the city known for its elegant haunted houses and Spanish moss, was surprisingly never on my to-visit list. Somehow I ended up in the Historic District on a road trip in Georgia this past December. The oldest city in the Peach State immediately became one of my favorites. As a tree lover, I wasContinue reading “Stumbling Upon Sweet Savannah”

Live it Up with The Walking Dead: Fans Share Their Dream Getaways

The Walking Dead returns soon and, if the trailers are any indication, it’s going to be one hell of a ride. Like millions of fans, I cannot wait for the season premiere. AMC’s Walking Dead has a following similar to Breaking Bad; it is host to characters with whom we can sympathize, even when they’reContinue reading “Live it Up with The Walking Dead: Fans Share Their Dream Getaways”

Eco-Friendly New York State Summer Escapes

“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks,” said naturalist John Muir. There is no better time than Summer to savor the great outdoors. Beautiful island beaches, river kayaking, gentle hiking, and friendly farm animals are a short Zipcar or train ride away. Central Park has its perks, but New YorkContinue reading “Eco-Friendly New York State Summer Escapes”

Finding Balance in Aruba on Paddleboard

Stand up paddleboard yoga brings new meaning to the word serenity. Balancing above the tranquil, turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea is a life-altering exercise every yogi must experience. A four-hour flight from New York landed me in Aruba, an island in the southern Caribbean Sea, known for its trade winds, casinos, white sand beaches,Continue reading “Finding Balance in Aruba on Paddleboard”