Stella’s Beach Vacation!

I made it my mission to take Stella to a dog beach this summer, and we succeeded. It was the best day of her life! Once the peak summer season ends midway through September, Delaware’s Dewey Beach welcomes dogs all day long…off-leash! We picked a day, and my sister met us there with Parker. The second Stella stepped paw on the sand, she lost it. She was so happy. She immediately started digging and rolling and digging and rolling. You … Continue reading


Here is the last, and best, installment of our trip to Thailand. If I return to Thailand, I will beeline for the islands. We stayed in the Phang Nga Bay, a 45 minute boat ride from both Phuket and Krabi. It was the most beautiful place I’ve ever seen, with its clear, turquoise water and limestone pillars jutting out of the calm sea. The island had the best qualities we experienced sprinkled around Thailand, all captured in one place- kind … Continue reading

Hawaiian Curiosities

The hotel I stayed at in Honolulu had penguins. Penguins. They swam in the water with turtles and koi, and people could pet them if they came close enough. Penguins. In Hawaii. The inner part of Honolulu is very different from the coast. It is cloudier and more tropical. The plant life is very unique. Granted, we were at a botanical garden. But look at this tree! I’d never seen anything like it. It reminds me of a crayon…peel back … Continue reading