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When choosing a hotel in San Francisco, I was looking for something that would provide a home base more interesting than the basics for myself and my teen daughter. When I stumbled across the Hotel Zephyr San Francisco, I loved the quirky photos of the colorful interior, and the communal areas that seemed so inviting. … Continue reading Hotel Zephyr San Francisco Review
Headed to San Francisco with kids and trying to figure out how to make it an enjoyable time for everyone? Completely understand. I’ve wanted to go to San Francisco for years and was eager to finally get to go recently. But, since my daughter was going to be going with me, I started being my … Continue reading 8 Things To Do in San Francisco with Kids
The 16th Avenue tile stairs in San Francisco’s Sunset District went from utilitarian, if long, neighborhood steps to beautiful, instagrammable attraction, regularly drawing tourists to walk the length and photograph. The sunset neighborhood tile stairs is actually one long stair mural, made up of layers of smaller stair murals in vibrant colors. Creation of this … Continue reading San Francisco’s Stair Mural: Instagrammable Community Project
The San Francisco Ferry Building history is wrapped up in the history of the great city itself. Today, tourists and locals alike flock to the building seeking the raved about San Francisco Ferry Building restaurants, the Farmers Market, or the yummy wares of the artisan shops that line central nave of the beautiful building. By … Continue reading San Francisco Ferry Building History & Marketplace
Today is October 7th, and that, my friends, is also Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day. I bet you didn't know that. A few years ago, I would have been right there with you. The first time I stumbled on the words 'Trigeminal Neuralgia' I had to sound them out. And as I kept reading, my heart … Continue reading The Travel I Don’t Blog
A series of fortunate (or un- depending on your perspective) events in our quest for places to eat in Newport, Oregon this evening led us to a quirky, healthy, and wonderful surprise in the form of dinner at Cafe Mundo. And, as a result, it became my must-stop restaurant in town! We wanted to go … Continue reading Newport, Oregon: The Quirky and Yummy Cafe Mundo
Eclipse 2017 brought us to Oregon, but we didn't just want to turn around and go home after the 2 minutes of totality! (Though it was amazingly cool and you should check out Katie's awesome photos in This Post). So... I did my research and found activities I knew my family would enjoy, and we … Continue reading 4 Top Oregon Coast Family Activities
Eclipse 2017: Totality Planning Many months ago, Scott had come to me, put some info on Eclipse 2017 in front of me, and asked me to research the best place in the United States to see the whole phenomenon. So, I got to work. There were SO many details and questions to sort through. What … Continue reading Eclipse Totality Travel
Every once in a while, my camera drags me to New York City - and I usually drag some family along so I can pretend we're there for a show or a doctor's appointment or something. Often, my strategy on hotels it to choose something with a pretty good location, but I don't care about … Continue reading NYC in Photos
The plane suddenly drops, leaving my stomach three to five feet above my head, then lifts just as suddenly, and then the right wing lowers a bit and we all seem to slide down to the right before it bumps back up again. It’s going to be one of those flights.
"Everything out of your pockets! If you leave something in there, you're going to get a little extra TLC from the TSA. And if you are going to make us do that, we would prefer you buy us dinner first!" Kudos to him for making everyone's least favorite part a little easier. First time I've … Continue reading When TSA Makes You Laugh – In a Good Way
Katie, Lydia and I are people-dodging our way down a loud and crowded street in New York City. So far we have ducked in and out of two stores, and are desperately seeking one of the roughly four million Starbucks or Dunkin' Donuts in the Times Square vicinity. Finally, we round a corner and spot … Continue reading NYC: Pottys, Pedicabs, Adrenaline
"Should I run ahead?" she asked, a reflection of my stress in her eyes.
I only hesitate a moment before telling her, "Yes, go! Remember, Gate A14!" And she was off. I watched my recently turned 15-year-old daughter's head bob in and out and around people in the growing distance as I speed-walked farther and farther behind.