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TRIP 4: 24 hours in Tullahoma, TN

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For my list of 50 places I’ve never been the year I turn 50, I’m hitting some big tourist destinations like Italy and Iceland. I’m going to ‘best of’ spots…

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Trip 3: The perfect view in Miami

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I love a good view. The front row of a concert, the top of a mountain, watching the waves from a hotel balcony. As I travel to 50 places I’ve never…

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Trip 2: A magical night in Key West

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The tiny white lights on the large Victorian house caught our attention. Had it not been for them, we might have missed the massive front porch nestled behind the crowds…

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Trip 1: What I learned in Burlington, Vermont

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It’s official. I am out of my comfort zone. Trip number 1 is in the books. My visits to 50 places I’ve never been the year I turned 50 kicked…

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Trip update

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With just a few weeks left to the beginning of my journey to visit 50 places I’ve never been the year I turn 50, I wanted to give you a…

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6 words that should go in the parenting manual: A milemarker parenting moment

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Betrayal at any age hurts. When you are a teenager, it is devastating.  So when my daughter found out a girl she thought was a friend said something about her…

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3 travel apps worth adding for frequent travelers

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When I was little my family would load up in our big wood-paneled station wagon with a luggage carrier on top. Us kids took turns sitting in the middle seat…

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When time stands still…

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They move in unison to a rhythm all their own. Other people can hear the music too, but they seem locked in their own song. There is a twinkle in…

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An update on my big adventure

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I am a bit of a planner. Ok, maybe more than a bit. After all, I’ve been planning to visit 50 places I’ve never been the year I turn 50…

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It’s a Wonderful Life…

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The twinkling lights on the Christmas village illuminate the front window of my parents’ small home. Stepping inside from the cold Indiana air,  I am greeted by the colors of…

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