Meeting the Goodreads Challenge 2014

It’s the second year that I take part in the wonderful Goodreads Challenge. And the second year (pat myself on the back) that I met my reading challenge for the year. As a busy working mom, who loves to also carve out time for sports, cultural events, and my own writing, I often find that…

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A room with a view … of the Acropolis

Earlier this month, my family and I had an enjoyable escape to Athens, Greece. We live in Rome, and live close to the Colosseum and Ancient Roman Forum, so it’s not surprising that we wanted to be close to the Greek ruins on our visit to Athens. Because of its position high up, the Acropolis…

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Running at Ancient Rome’s Port Traiano

My youngest son is in a running team, and I spend an awful lot of time on weekends dragging him to races around Rome and its region of Lazio. I always enjoy cheering him and his team on, but it’s even better when I have the chance to make new discoveries. This happened recently when…

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Cover reveal – Melinda Dozier’s Time Out, Valentine

I’m pleased to host the cover reveal for romance writer Melinda Dozier’s newest book. Time Out, Valentine will be released by The Wild Rose Press in January 2015… just in time for Valentine’s Day reading. Lexi’s life is one big dump. Or so she thinks. To keep her mind off her latest breakup, she stays…

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Pass through elk antler gates in Jackson, Wyoming

If you’re passing through beautiful Grand Teton National park, you’re sure to visit the quintessential western town of Jackson, Wyoming. Jackson, established in 1829, was named after the famous trapper and mountain man, Davey Jackson. Jackson is at the edge of the Grand Teton National Park (See my earlier post around hiking around Phelps Lake) and…

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300 posts!

I started my blog almost three years ago, writing about two subjects I’m passionate about: writing and travelling. Blogging has been a lot of fun. I love the discipline of preparing and scheduling my posts, and I love that blogging keeps me looking at topics in an entirely different way. But what I’ve found most…

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Hiking the Phelps Lake Loop, Grand Teton National Park

Of the many impressive hikes to explore in the picturesque Grand Teton National Park, in Wyoming, one not to be missed is the pleasant seven-mile loop around Phelps Lake. The stunning hike begins from the Laurance S. Rockefeller Presereve’s parking area. Parking spots go quickly, so be sure to arrive early in the morning. As…

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