At the start of every new season I always declare, “I just love (name any season)!” And I really mean it. Maybe it’s a photographer thing, but I’m fairly obsessed with the changing of the seasons and weather. Every time of year is beautiful in its own way and should be celebrated. Yes, even winter. So right now it’s fall, and I just love fall! The way the colors can completely transform a familiar view into something spectacular amazes me year… Read more »

Today is the French National Day, celebrated every year on the 14th of July. Though I no longer live in France, I will always be grateful for my time there. It’s the country that first lured me to Europe. It’s where I met, and then married my husband. And it’s where I have had some of the most valuable experiences of my life so far. It’s so much more than Paris and the Côte d’Azur, and I wish everyone the opportunity to visit someday.

We had a blast camping in Yellowstone National Park two summers ago. The combination of spectacular scenery, wild animals and geothermal features makes this one of my favorite trips we’ve ever taken. Early June was still a little chilly for tent camping, but it warmed up beautifully during the day. And by going in the shoulder season, we beat the peak summer crowds. Totally worth those freezing nights and frosty mornings! Even though we only had 4 days, I’m amazed at how much we saw. Here… Read more »

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Pond hockey was a new discovery for me, and in case it is for you too, it’s just what it sounds like – hockey played on a pond or other natural body of frozen water. Also, the rinks are smaller, the goals are lower and the players spend more time playing and less time fighting.