How to Pack for any Trip

In August, my family and I are preparing to take a 14 day Alaskan cruise, including visiting Denali National Park.  There will be 10 in our party, ranging from children to seniors, with different levels of travel experience and interests.  We will need to be prepared for a range of temperatures and surroundings (sunny excursions,…

Vermont City Marathon

This Memorial Day weekend, my husband Jeff and I drove to Vermont so I could run the Vermont City Marathon.     We spent a few days beforehand exploring Boston to celebrate Jeff’s upcoming birthday.  We hit all of the Boston essentials: we walked the Freedom Trail, had a drink at Cheers, saw a Red…

Lisbon, Portugal

After Marrakesh, we jumped a plane and flew to Lisbon.  Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in the world and the oldest in Western Europe. Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, is a beautiful coastal town with steep hillsides, magnificent plazas, tree lined streets and historic bright yellow electric street Trams.  The oldest neighborhood in…

Marrakech Memories

Days after running the Madrid Marathon, Jeff and I hopped a plane headed for Marrakech, Morocco.  It was our first visit to the continent of Africa, and we were both very excited and unsure of what to expect. I was lucky and got the window seat on our two hour flight, and I watched as…

Madrid Maratón

In January, my college friend Mindy contacted me and told me that she was running in the Madrid Half Marathon in April. As a fellow runner/traveler junkie, she encouraged me to run in the Madrid full Marathon.  I was certain that the logistics would not work out, as I was scheduled to work the weekend…