Unless you've been hiding under a rock for the past few weeks, you'll know all about REI's bold Thanksgiving campaign to ...
It's hard to turn away and pretend nothing bad has happened. Paris and Beirut have suddenly become close next-doo...
I love New York. There is no place in the world like Manhattan. The energy, the people, the food and the history. It's true, the city never sleeps and after I spend a day there, I always feel invigorated, inspired and grateful I live so close to the best city in the world.
So very often, as parents, our schemes do not pay off. It rained on our camping trip. The hike to the waterfall was a bust. But, finally, here was an adventure that exceeded all of our expectations.
Just because Star Wars takes place in a galaxy far, far away and we haven't yet mastered that kind of commercial space travel doesn't mean the mood of those places can't be captured here on earth.
Figuring out where to go in Costa Rica is no easy task. There are several regions to choose from, all offering vastly different experiences. Once I'd discovered that Costa Rica was a great destination for a wellness trip I still needed to decide where to go.
"Mama, don't let your sons grow up to be cowboys" the song goes, or in our case, sailors and rock climbers--but then again, why not? We had to hope that we gave our children the tools and know-how to craft their lives successfully, hoping that the jumble in their adolescent and young adult brains would all sort itself out.
Water. Water. And water. Bring re-usable water containers and bottles to fill at restaurants, since doing so not only reduces trash and bottles floating in the car, but is also a way of staying hydrated and ready for hitting the road.
After all this excitement, we finally staggered back to camp, only to realize that now we had to find some way to relax enough to actually fall asleep on a blanket in the desert.
Getting a kick taking an adventure used to be easy: running with the bulls, swimming with dolphins, climbing Kilimanjaro, riding the Trans-Siberian Express. Been there?
What is really interesting is that this desire to seek out unique, authentic experiences is not limited to going abroad. People are actively trying out new experiences in their own home cities, even if they do not think of it as tourism in the traditional sense.
So many questions I have been asked about our 10-year voyage on our sailboat. How do you cross an ocean with a 9-month-old and a 3-year-old? Don't you get bored? Getting bored was not an issue. It's a "survival" mode lifestyle. That was part of the purpose: taking the time to live
Photo: Ben Ashmole Norway is home to some of the most stunning landscapes on the planet with its massive fjords, fa...
In regular society, your neighbor does not have the right to any part of your backyard and no man is allowed to purposely block your path to a fire escape in a crowded place. Somehow during air travel all of these agreed upon laws and social customs are completely ignored.
After dinner my first night in Split, Croatia, I started back to my hotel only to realize I had no idea what the name of it was or where it was located.