The Road Less Traveled: Chicago’s Palmer Hotel

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'The Road Less Traveled' is a series from me with recommendations of things to see and do that are lesser known or off the beaten path. If you’ve been to Chicago, you know that the city is filled with exceptional museums, restaurants and sights.  One of my favorites is the historic Palmer Hotel.   The hotel was built in 1925 and at that time was famous for being the largest hotel in the world. In 2009 it was renovated Read More

First Peek: Travels with my Holga Camera

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  In the last couple years my Holga Camera and I traveled 7 countries and 8 US states together having shot about a dozen rolls of film. I have not seen any of those photos until now. Stupid crazy, I know. Just scanned the first negative and wanted to share it. It's the Port of Soller, Mallorca Spain. Stay tuned for more! Read More

Shutterfly 50% off Photo Books and Free Shipping on $30

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I am a big fan of Shutterfly Photo Books; I have made almost a dozen from various travels around around the world and it is a great way to share your experiences with friends and family and also to remind yourself of your adventures and fun photos. Use this coupon code to save 50% on Hard Cover Photo Books from Shutterfly, valid until next Tuesday, June 25th. They are also offering Free Shipping on orders over $30 with code Read More

Santa Ynez Valley

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The Santa Ynez Valley is a collection of six distinctive communities encircled by the Santa Ynez and San Rafael mountains. It is a fantastic destination if you’re looking for a mellow-paced trip to California wine country. It is just 35 miles from the Santa Barbara Coast, 125 miles up the coast from Los Angeles and 300 miles south of San Francisco. I suggest it as a destination no matter where you are from, no matter the time Read More

It’s Pineapple Season! Cleansing and Slimming Juice

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Pineapples actually have fantastic health benefits. They contain the healing enzyme bromelain which helps break down protein, reduce inflammation and aids digestion. Pineapples are also rich in beta-carotene and vitamin C, two of the many antioxidants with anti-aging properties, plus Vitamin B1 which we need for energy production.   Once known as the fruit of kings, for many years pineapples were available only to the Read More

MacaMania! A little taste of Kauai

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The Anahola Granola company has a new bar called MacaMania, and man, I am hooked! All handmade, fresh ingredients, no preservatives and full of exotic flavors. They use a healthy portion of nuts and seeds, the best unsulphered tropical fruits available, canola oil and Hawaiian honey. The special flavoring is pure vanilla made from Madagascar beans. MacaMania bars come in Original, Chocolate Chip, Mango Ginger and Tropical Read More

Dedication

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A few years ago I found a poem that my Dad wrote and I would like to share it with you. It opened my eyes to a passion for life that I didn't know was possible for me. I haven't been the same since; I've tried my best to travel, learn, listen, understand, forgive and love and I've started this blog in hopes that you can be inspired too. I'd like to dedicate 'TrySomethingFun' to Barney. Cheers! oOo The living of life, and Read More