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

Laddoos for the Win, How He Met My Mother

In honor of our six-month wedding anniversary, I decided to share this little vignette from our first year together. I have never seen my mother so happy. In her almost 60 years on earth, I couldn’t even recall seeing her so joyful. Yet, it happened the night I brought home an all white, Jewish boy from Long Island. “Does he eat laddoos?” she asked me. … Continue reading Laddoos for the Win, How He Met My Mother

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