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…

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…

My Big Fat Greek Honeymoon

For over a decade, I dreamed about Greece, but I didn't want to go to this romantic destination alone. Like all good things, I had to wait for the right person and the right time. It happened in the Fall of 2015, when I married the most wonderful guy on the beautiful island of Crete…

“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…

Tovah Feldshuh: The Walking Dead Star Embraces Life

As a writer who has focused on animal and travel articles for the past five years, it came as a surprise when an interview with the amazing Tovah Feldshuh came my way. She’s an iconic Broadway star, known for her roles as Yentl and Golda Meir in Golda’s Balcony, and now appears in one of…

12 Things Allison Argo Learned from Filming THE LAST PIG

For more than 20 years, Allison Argo has worked on the front lines fighting for the just treatment of endangered and abused animals. She has produced, directed, written, and often narrated films, broadcast by PBS and National Geographic, reaching audiences worldwide. THE LAST PIG, releasing next Spring, continues Argo’s mission to speak out for those…

Open Letter to Walter Palmer, Murderer of Cecil the Lion

Dear Walter, I didn’t know who Cecil was until his beautiful, majestic face appeared all over the Internet following the callous and sadistic manner by which you ended his precious life in Zimbabwe. My heart was broken. This beloved lion was simply living among his pride when you lured him out of the sanctuary, shot…

Bask in the Bounty of Sandals Barbados

I am so excited to share my article on Sandals Barbados, the newest resort in the chain to offer exceptional all-inclusive luxury. Whether you are looking to relax under a beach umbrella sipping a rum drink, go snorkeling with turtles, or explore the island on a 4 x 4, you will be glad you chose this…

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 Costa…

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 Rocks…