Category Archives: Travel

Alaska Adventures: My Head In the Clouds at Denali

Denali, the High One

Am I writing a travel blog or a home and food blog?  With recent trips to South Africa, Zimbabwe, Alaska and Texas I’m really beginning to wonder.   Continue reading


South Africa & Zimbabwe Safari

What do you get when you combine a good cause — The Junior League of Washington’s annual Tossed & Found sale — with a few cocktails, fellowship, a live auction and complete lack of budgetary discipline? Cheetahs, elephants, buffalo, lions and hippos, oh my! Continue reading

Shopping In Charlottesville All Along Ivy Road

And George in Charlottesville, VA

Last week I finally took a break from work and spent a couple of fantastic days in Charlottesville, Virginia.  Charlottesville known for the University of Virginia, Thomas Jefferson, rolling country lanes, horse farms and wonderful shops and boutiques.  O.K., perhaps it’s best known to me for it’s shops and boutiques. Continue reading

For Your Consideration: Amsterdam, Edam & Paris

Today for your consideration, an armchair trip to Amsterdam, Edam and Paris.  My friend Sarah at A Beach Home Companion, shares her gorgeous vacation photos with us.  Below is just a taste.  Don’t cut your vacation short, be sure to check out all five of Sarah’s posts: AmsterdamEdamParis: The Louvre is a Big PlaceParis: The Eiffel TowerParis: The Sacred, the Savory and the Sweet. Continue reading

Belle Cose, Beautiful Western Things

Surrounded by mountains and wild animal warning signs, Jackson Hole, WY is a small western town best known for it’s skiing and fly fishing.  Unfortunately, October is not the season for either of these sports.  So what’s a girl to do?  Turn to the one sport that is always in season: shopping! Continue reading

Yellowstone National Park & Grand Teton National Park

Today I drove through Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks.  When you spend twelve hours alone, communing with nature you learn things about yourself.  I learned that I am afraid of heights.  To be more exact: I’m afraid of falling off the side of a mountain.  So afraid that on more then one occasion I held my hand up beside my eye to act as a blinder.  I didn’t want to catch a glimpse of what was waiting for me on the other side of the guard rail.  About five minutes into Yellowstone’s south entrance I was sure I had made a huge mistake and seriously contemplated turning around.  I’m glad I didn’t.  I would have missed these amazing scenes. Continue reading