Solo Road Trip: A Full Guide to Ted Turner’s Reserves

My latest solo cross-country road trip through New Mexico gave me the opportunity to discover new wide-open spaces with one revisit to a favorite spot from my first quest many years ago. My adventure included some areas in New Mexico that I’ve never explored and oh, what a journey! I’m always searching for something more. A deeper […]

White Stallion Ranch: A True American West Experience

It ain’t dying I’m talking about, it’s living. I doubt it matters where you die, but it matters where you live. Robert Duvall as Gus McCrae, ‘Lonesome Dove’ It was living that I was after.  A need to feel awake, energized…alive!  So, I returned to Arizona. The pandemic has taken its toll on all of […]

Winter Wellness and Adventure in Costa Rica

Once a year go someplace you’ve never been before. Dalai Lama I took this advice and went someplace new, which was also a bucket list destination, Costa Rica. You’ve likely heard “Pura Vida” in relation to Costa Rica – it’s a way of life – and evident with just about everyone you meet.  I, for one, needed […]

Lakeside Retreat: Escape to Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin

Elkhart Lake Pier

[quote align=’left’]“They both listened silently to the water, which to them was not just water, but the voice of Life, the voice of Being, the voice of perpetual Becoming.” – Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha[/quote] What’s the antidote for stress? A lakeside retreat My journey began in southeastern Michigan as I traveled west to Wisconsin and ultimately […]

Enchanted by Ischia

Ischia Boat View

My dream, influenced by the movie “Enchanted April” (1992), was to return to Italy during the month of April and experience the sunshine, the wisteria bloom, the deep blue sea and the passionate Italian way of life.