A beautiful winter reflection in North Cascades National Park
Nature offers all kinds of simple pleasures that can bring you much joy in an instant. You only need to be aware of your surroundings to experience it. Hummingbirds, for example, are symbolic of love and goodness.Read More
Road trips are a blast! From the planning stage to the last bend in the road, you will be continually inspired by all of the spontaneity and discovery that naturally happens when you travel by auto.
You are on the move discovering new places. Your curiosity is peaked. You feel really, really good.Read More
I just got back from a few days in the Columbia Gorge, one of the most lush natural areas in the Pacific Northwest.
I returned home believing that exploring a park or some other natural area might be the next best thing you can do for yourself this spring. Here is a bit of description about our recent excursion to the Columbia Gorge.Read More
According to author Esther M. Sternberg, MD, growing research shows a mind-body connection between nature scenes (either a real or photograph) and how they make us feel emotionally. Even though many of us intuitively seek out beautiful surroundings because they make us feel better, Sternberg takes it further.Read More
It was unexpected. The rise of feathered chaos as a huge mass of white birds lifted off in unison from a farmer's field accompanied by their crazy cacophony of honking. Conversation was impossible. I laughed out loud, knowing it was a one-of-a-kind moment.
"Women have always yearned for faraway places. It was no accident that a woman financed the first package tour of the New World, and you can bet Isabella would have taken the trip herself, only Ferdinand wouldn't let her go." -Roslyn Friedman, 1924, American Writer.
Today, we no longer yearn for those faraway places, we just get up and go. And like Isabella, according to travel expert Marybeth Bond of the Gutsy Traveler, women are still "fueling an explosive growth in the travel industry." We make 80 percent of the travel decisions, regardless of who we are travelling with, and spend billions of dollars on travel each year.
So since we are powerful women travelers spending all that money, we absolutely want to get the most out of our travels. Photographs aside, keeping a travel journal is one of the best ways to do this.Read More
Make yourself a cup of jasmine green tea, let your calls go to voicemail, lean back, and give yourself 60 seconds of bliss with these gorgeous images. Happy Spring!