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Sedona Pink Jeep Adventure: Not for Prissies

Sedona’s Pink Jeep Adventure: Not for Prissies first published in Ladies’ Home Journal, 2011 “You simply must go – it’s so…. you,” friends would suggest.  This beach girl would always respond with the same condescendingly sweet smile.  The desert? But when I was invited to speak at a national conference in Phoenix, Arizona at the beginning […]

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Transfagarasan

Transfăgărășan: The World’s Best Road Trip

Romania’s Transfăgărășan winds through the Fagaras Mountains, part of the Carpathian Mountain Range that connects Transylvania to Wallachia via a shocking series of white-knuckle hairpin turns and sharp descents. The 56-mile path climbs to an altitude of 6,699 feet, slinking past stunning outlooks of lake, waterfalls, and a dam. After our initial arrival and two […]

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Southern Indiana Road Trip

Southern Indiana Road Trip: 21 Things to See, Do, and Eat

Driving through Indiana might not be the first place that comes to mind when planning a road trip, but it’s a route that definitely should be considered.  Road trips can be a ton of fun, especially when there are stops all along the way that blend together a mix of fun, good food, adventure, history, […]

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Solo Road Trip: Ten Best Stops on the Gulf Emerald Coast

I moved from New England to South Carolina a few years ago to escape the snow. Like many other parts of the country, it was an unseasonably cold winter, even in the South. So when we got that half-inch of snow in February, I jumped in my car and headed even further south! Emerald Coast […]

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On the Road for the Donuts in South Dakota

“You have to stop at Wall Drug,” said Kathy, my buffalo safari guide at Custer State Park. I’d just told her I was going to visit South Dakota’s Badlands the next day.  “And make sure you get one of their homemade donuts – they’re legendary.”  Decision made.  I’ll travel just about anywhere for donuts.  If […]

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On her own in Bend and loving it

Bend, Oregon, dubbed the “outdoor playground of the West,” is the perfect destination for women traveling solo.  With outdoor pursuits like dogsledding and snowshoeing, to touring microbreweries, and boutique hotels with staff that cannot do enough for you, the friendliness of the residents is second to none. Read more about how a woman can travel […]

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On the Road in Oahu: Three Girls, Three Days

The best view of Oahu came right at the moment I leaned forward and tumbled out of the plane. Finished with an Aikido conference in which Marie and Rebecca participated (I was there to photograph the event) we had decided a short girls’ getaway as in order. After all, the conference was in Waikiki, so […]

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Blown Away by the Badlands. Literally.

  With just 48 hours to spend in Rapid City, I had already scheduled a visit to Mt. Rushmore, a drive on the Needles Highway, and a Buffalo Jeep Safari at Custer State Park. From my hotel the first night, I spontaneously Googled “things to do” and found that Badlands National Park was just an […]

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Weekend Roadtrip in Northern California

….and then it hit me. I’d never been to northern California, just a few hours’ drive from Sacramento. So I did my due diligence and created an itinerary for a long weekend on the northern California coast. Read about my adventure in Northern California in The Travel Writer’s Life, April 3, 2013

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