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Exploring New England

I love to explore new places. My neighborhood, my town, the local area, and neat places within a day’s drive or so. It’s the reason I enjoy moving. I get to dig deep into areas I’d normally only cover with a quick pass. There are lots of ways to find hidden gems. I start by

Incredible Sedona

  I was in Phoenix and Sedona over the weekend to say goodbye to a wonderful and amazing woman whom we lost too soon, my mother-in-law. Our reason for being there was sad, but Sedona is beautiful. The perfect place to celebrate the life of a beautiful woman who brightened the spirits of everyone she

Oh, Canada

My husband needed to take some time off or risk losing it, so we decided to give our passports a little work out and head to our neighbors up north last week. First stop: Niagara Falls (Canadian side). I hadn’t been to the Falls since I was eight, so I was excited to see them

Work and play in California

I had a fabulous time in San Jose two Saturdays ago, delivering my first in-person Scrivener workshop for the Silicon Valley Romance Writers. Lots of good questions and enthusiastic students, followed by a delicious Indian lunch buffet. To top it off, my flight didn’t leave until Sunday night. Never one to miss an opportunity for

A long weekend in Delaware

I’ve driven through Delaware on my way to New York, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts, but I’ve never stopped there before. Dover is less than three hours away, so over the long weekend, we decided to check it out. We started off on Saturday with a detour to Rehoboth Beach for a quick ocean fix. There’s

On impulse

I fancy myself spontaneous, but in reality, I’m not. I’m a planner by nature. I make lists. I categorize things. I love adventure, and might plan a trip last minute, but I still don’t leave without hotel reservations confirmed, a route planned, and a loose budget in mind. Snore. Even when we decided to drive

Undressed

I’m leaving for the RWA National Conference on Sunday, and I have this fear that I’m going to forget something important. Like my awards night dress. Sounds silly, but unfortunately, it’s not unprecedented. Back on 2002, we drove from Santa Maria (CA) to Phoenix to visit family and attend my childhood friend’s wedding reception in