Ultimate Getaways

Big & small, near & far, populated or remote; islands hold a special fascination for me and we know that many won’t be here forever! I have visited many types of islands around the world and am sharing some of my favorites with you.

Weekend Guide to Geneva, Switzerland

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Geneva, Switzerland is often associated with international affairs or luxury goods-- which is not a bad reputation at all. But there’s a lot more to this city. Despite its long history which goes back several thousands of years, Geneva is surprisingly…

VIDEO: Falling in Love in Geneva, A Love Story starring my parents

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This past April 2019, my parents celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary. To commemorate the event, we traveled back to Geneva, Switzerland--the location of their honeymoon back in 1969. See the Swiss love story that unfolded.

The Catalina Island Guide For Everyone

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My second time visiting Catalina made me fall even more in love with this island just off the Southern California coast. This time around, I was not pregnant and it was one of my first trips away from my infant daughter--meaning MOM WAS OFF DUTY!…
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Top 5 Adventures in Setouchi, Japan

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Japan might be synonymous with gardens, temples, sushi and cherry blossoms, but did you also realize that it is home to a wild variety of adventures? I spent 2 weeks exploring the Setouchi Region in Southwest Japan, which is famous for its breathtaking…
Sunset Beach, Oahu

Oahu, Hawaii Travel Guide

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I was positively giddy as I caught sight of those volcanic islands erupting from the expanse of blue out my airplane window. It was only my second time to Hawaii, my first trip being to Maui a few months earlier, and now I was going to be making Honolulu…

Food Guide of Valais, Switzerland

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sliC_nzPfW0 The Valais region in the South East of Switzerland is known for its sunshine! All this sun makes for a great growing season—fruits, vegetables, grains, grapes all grow very well here, making the food of…
Papua New Guinea Profile

Papua New Guinea: A Country Profile

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Explore this remote part of the world with me as I go from Papua New Guinea's mountainous Highlands to the Karawari River and Sepik in the Lowlands. With few roads, we took a charter plane between locations on the most remote experience of my life! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=legFoOaWbIU&t   Sponsors:…