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Venice Beach Ice Cream | CNN iReport

I was recently on assignment, recording a video in Venice Beach, California for the American Writers and Artists, Inc. The recording was about the perks I receive as a travel writer just by wearing my press badge, specifically Venice Beach ice cream. Read more about my Venice Beach ice cream extravaganza at CNN iReport, October 6, […]

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Girls Get High: How to Skydive Hawaii

The small round light turned green, the plane decreased speed to the point of hover (or so it seemed), and the bottom of the garage-like metal door began to creak its slow, ominous rise.  Strapped into my tandem jumpmaster as snuggly as I would allow without dinner and a movie, there was no turning back […]

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Best Boston Cannoli: Mike’s or Modern? | Luggage and Lipstick

It never gets old.  Strolling through the narrow streets of Boston’s North End, known affectionately as “Little Italy,” is always a multi-sensory stimulating event.  From the sumptuous smells of homemade pasta dishes wafting from the small restaurants, the vibrant New England-accented banter of the pedestrians, to the colorful and festive façades of the shops and […]

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Tequila Tasting in Santa Fe. Watch Out for the Floor

One Tequila, Two Tequila, Three Tequila, FLOOR Move over foodie walking tours, Santa Fe’s tequila tasting is stepping in front. Top Shelf: Tequila Class & Sampling in historic downtown Santa Fe is no pub crawl. It provides thought-provoking history, tequila/food pairing, and the progression from illegal mezcal to high quality and high priced sipping tequila. […]

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San Diego to Rosarito Mexico: 2-Nation Vacation [updated 2020]

During tight economic times, vacationers are looking for ways to pack the most punch into their vacation. Unfortunately for many, travel abroad seems out of reach. However, with some careful planning, there’s a way to combine two top-notch destinations for nearly the cost of one: San Diego, California, and Rosarito, Mexico. Did I hear you […]

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Summer in Chicago: Top Things to Do in Chicago

Looking for a beach destination but can’t afford a jaunt to the Caribbean?  No problem. . . pack up the kids and head for. . . summer in Chicago! Ohio Street Beach on the shore of Lake Michigan is sure to please everyone in the family. Less crowded than the better-known Oak Street or North […]

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Carolina Renaissance Festival

Jousting knights, kings, queens, wenches, fairies, and even pirates, the Carolina Renaissance Festival is considered one of the best in America.  The fair comes alive every weekend in October and November on a permanent a 25-acre 16th-century theme park that Disney would be proud of. Non-stop, day-long amusements delight children and adults alike. Activities and […]

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Random TSA Searches: Some Days Are Like That, Even In the Midwest

TSA rules! Tell me…. do I look dangerous to you?  Apparently the TSA still thinks so. Rapid City Regional Airport.  Just another nondescript launching pad in the life of a travel writer.  Or so I thought. But it turned out to be a no-good, very bad, terrible day. As I’m going through security in the […]

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Kemah Boardwalk Bulletcoaster: Why It Is a Suicide Run

  The fact that I was the only one on the Kemah Boardwalk Bulletcoaster would have been a red flag to most people.  But I love roller coasters… how bad could it be?  It was one of those wooden, old school types, not the sleek high drop kind that leaves your stomach in your mouth. […]

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Westin La Paloma Tucson AZ

Looking for a great place for a girlfriend’s getaway?  Try the Westin La Paloma in Tucson, Arizona. Located in the foothills of the beautiful Catalina Mountains, the La Paloma offers something for everyone.  In addition to incredible views of the mountains, desert, and city below, the location could not be better; whether you are looking for upscale shopping, […]

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