Mad Cool Festival laughter

You know you’ve been to the Mad Cool Festival when you wake up in your Madrid hotel room at 2:00 in the afternoon with your pillow covered in glitter and sparkles. In fairness, this particular festival in Madrid doesn’t even start until 6:00 in the evening at the earliest, and it doesn’t wrap up …

A beach sunset on the Camino del Norte

The Day We Hit 100 Miles Walked: We hit a major milestone on day eight of walking the Camino del Norte. Just as we reached our destination of a beachside campsite in Islares, we finished our 100th mile walked. But mile 99 might have been the hardest mile yet.

A beach sunset on the Camino del Norte

The Day We Didn’t Move: We gave ourselves a rest day on Day 9 of walking the Camino del Norte. Our bodies just needed it. We honestly thought we would go to the beach and splash around in the water, but we couldn’t be bothered to do anything but lounge around and drink sangria. …

During my recent trip to Chiang Dao, “City of Stars,” I climbed 500 stairs every morning to reach a mountaintop Temple in a remote reach of Northern Thailand. As I loped up the wide, meandering stairs lined with motivational messages on either side, I recalled a set of stairs in another remote part of …

How is it possible that, at the age of 37, I didn’t know how to ride a bike?    I’ll get right to it: I grew up cross-eyed. Yep, until I was 16 years old, one of my eyes was always turned toward my nose.

Houseboats and Cafe's along Regent's Canal

This London itinerary is simple and fun, and it takes you through some of London’s major tourist attractions – all while avoiding the crowds. Join my gal pal Mel and me on a walkabout through Baker Street and the fictional home of Sherlock Holmes, through Little Venice and along the Regent’s Canal, and all …