As you may or may not know, the third member of our little family is a scrappy beagle-terrier-chihuahua pound mutt named Charlie Mae. Mr. M & I spotted Charlie at a rescue while visiting family in Los Angeles and instantly knew she was destined to spend her days with us. Less than 24hrs after we […]
Moving to Manhattan from the west coast may have been more jarring than moving to a different country. I stepped off the plane into the whirling, bursting, blaring lights of Manhattan and pretty much froze with big saucer-eyes and my tail between my legs… like a poorly-dressed deer in taxi headlights. There was a whole […]
One of my favorite days EVER happened because of the Duggar family. I first heard of Pigeon Forge while watching a rerun of TLC’s “Nineteen Kids & Counting,” which- like a hot dog eating contest- I can’t stop watching because it alternately fascinates and horrifies me.
In radical departure from my usual… shall we say, verbose… style, our trip to the Galapagos is best served by pictures. Day # 9,998: While wildlife generally took center stage in the Galapagos, this was a day focused on the islands themselves. Our first stop was at the long, white sand expanse of Bachas Beach […]
When we moved from San Francisco to Manhattan last year, I was faced with the unholy task of sprucing up my resume. And in the process of doing so (or more aptly, procrastinating from doing so), I couldn’t help but wonder: Why do we only have career-based resumes? Why aren’t there Life Resumes to categorize […]
Sometimes we luck out and get to use Mr. M’s travel points for oceanfront rooms and airline upgrades. And sometimes… well, sometimes we economize. Day #10,289: We economized. And I mean that in the best possible way. I should start by saying that I love tripadvisor.com more than any one person should. It’s the first […]
“Kah-lee-for-nyah?” The lone English speaker at Shangana Village in South Africa smiled graciously. “Where is this place? Is it far from here?”
Because I’m a wildlife veterinarian, an avid animal lover, and… perhaps most importantly… the gal planning our travel, many of our trips *somehow* turn out to be animal-centric. Once we knew we were headed to Southeast Asia, I immediately imagined a side-trip to Borneo. Which is how Mr. M & I ended up spending three days […]
Cinque Terre is precisely the sort of place where you’re always met with another flight of stairs leading upward and onward and somewhere beyond your line of sight (perfect for those with insatiable wanderlust, no?)… and where you eventually find yourself lost in the hillside under a huge moon listening to midnight chants at a monastery built into the cliffs.
Looks like it’s about that time. The time to say ‘so long’ to my 20’s and ‘hello’ to a brand new decade of life. I’ll admit I had my concerns about an impending Thrisis (for the uninitiated, the Turning Thirty Crisis) which often plays out as 1) ‘finding’ imaginary wrinkles and grey hairs that somehow […]