Imagine, a private island refuge in the South Pacific. Clear turquoise waters, soft, Egyptian cotton white sheets, exotically flavored foods straight from a sustainable garden on the grounds. Your own private villa, complete with infinity pool and private jetty. And this, is all against the dramatic backdrop of a gorgeous rainforest, white sand beaches, coconut groves and endless coral reefs. Welcome to Laucala Island Resort in Fiji. Style and sustainability jump the broom at this resort with it’s gardens that boast fresh-daily fruits and vegetables, and it’s farm with cows and chickens, providing fresh food to the restaurant on the…

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If my potty mouth offends, excuse it. It’s my intentional rebellion against acceptable lexicon, but, if any young (under 18) ladies are reading this post, please, keep your mouth clean. Speaking of clean! I’ve gotten a lot of inquiries about how my vegetarian journey is going, and it’s great! I feel lighter (literally, weird side effect is that I’ve lost 4 pounds this week) and I sleep better. Besides fruits and vegetables, there are some go-to foods and herbal medicinals that keep ME healthy. Disclaimer: I’m in no way, shape or form, a healthcare professional. Just a journo who keeps…

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  You checked your bags, went through security, sat and waited for what seemed like forever to board the plane. Now, in your seat, with your carry-on stowed, there’s one more mystery to solve before you embark on your adventure in the sky. What the %*!# am I going to listen to? Worry no more. If you’re looking for some deliciously dark and moody music for your plane ride, indulge in my carefully curated list. I grabbed music from almost every genre, from A Tribe Called Quest to The 1975, Kehlani to Coldplay, Goldlink to Phantogram. Feel free to skip around,…

If you're looking for some deliciously dark and moody music for your plane ride, indulge in my carefully curated list.

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I’ll give this thing a chance I will. I won’t run away, I won’t. I’ll sit on this thrown of lofty possibility. I’ll be vulnerable, I’ll defrost. I’ll float untethered in this space, may it never ground me. I’ll make you my muse. I will write you. I’ll sing you. I’ll protect you. I’ll capture your things unseen in my lens. I’ll liken you to waves and water, foam and an infinite sea. I’ll let you bask in my warmth, rest in my sand, find reverie in your eyes. I’ll hold your stare fast, no, I won’t run. I’ll hold.…

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If you know me, or have followed my blog at all over the years, you know I’m a nature savant, a hiking impresario, a pine master, you get it. I love long trails and anything having to do with the outdoors. A little while back I traveled to Denver, CO with my daddy. It was a bonding trip, we’d never been anywhere together just us two, let alone hiking, so I thought it’d be great to bring my dad along. We drove to Estes Park, CO to go hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park. Now my daddy is older, he…

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