• Day Tripping – Los Angeles Garment & Art District

    Hey there! A trip to pick up a few pieces of fabric turned into a day trip in L.A. Whenever I say I’m tired of California I’m reminded of just how MUCH culture we have here and for years, the art district has been one of those “I’ll check it out one day” so finally – I had time. How relaxing is it to be on your own schedule?  To be able to stroll around leisurely, popping into any and every garment shop to check out the different types of fabrics, unique trinkets to make just about anything your mind can come up with and then drive just a few…

  • All Travelers Are Not Created Equal

    Travel can bring out the best and the worst in people. My trip planning normally consists of me picking a destination, taking time off work and preparing for a good time with friends or family.  Nowhere in the planning does it include wanting to slap the friend who decided Mexico was the best place to turn into a mean girl, or having to deal with the broke friend while in Florida whose idea of splitting rental car expenses involved a partial payment in food stamps, nor does it include explaining to others in the travel group why my friend was just angry at the world while in Europe. These are…

  • TRAVEL TIPS

    Whether you’re traveling locally or abroad, it’s always helpful to do what you can to give friends and family a little piece of mind. Take a look at this helpful Emergency Contact Sheet which provides everything from basic destination information to the people traveling in your party, and there’s also a section I added to provide contact details for the local U.S. embassy if you’re traveling abroad. Sometimes it seems as if there’s so much going on in our world it may be best to just stay at home, but I say we still need to live our lives and travel! This handy information sheet can be found by clicking…

  • Love to Travel? Think Big, Plan Smartly

    People who aren’t able to take vacations are cheating themselves and those who don’t even make the effort to plan at least one major getaway in a lifetime are missing out on so many things out there to see and experience.  While finances and of course the time to get away are the two largest obstacles for why some of my friends and acquaintances can do nothing more than a weekend trip to Las Vegas, but do you know what I think the main problem is? Lack of planning. How much are you spending for that four hour drive down the 15 freeway in gas or that ticket price for…