I realized I never posted our itinerary on the blog. I had merely sent it to our close friends and family via a newsletter, so I thought I'd post it again on here since many of you were interested in how we did our cross-country trip in the first place. So, see below from July [...]
Paris in the Time of Coronavirus!
Many of you already know how much I love Paris. I especially love that I need only take a mere 2 ½ hour flight from Portugal to visit one of my very favorite cities in the world. I had previously booked a trip in April because my dear friend Aubrey had a family vacation scheduled [...]
Time for a New Book?
Sorry that I have been so bad about updating my blog but I will try to be better. The reason I’m writing now is I actually want to hear from all of you! I’ve received so many fantastic comments about my book Whatever – How to Look Younger than Your Actual Age that many of [...]
My Book is Here!
I’m so excited to announce that I finally finished writing a book and it is here! Thanks to so many of you who encouraged me to share and write how I maintain my youthfulness, I was able (and motivated) to compile them (finally!) in book format: Whatever – How to Look Younger than Your Actual Age. [...]
Life in Portugal during Coronavirus
It's been a while since I've written so I thought I'd give an update on our lives since we began self-isolating and social distancing due to COVID-19. We've been self-isolating since Thursday, March 12. Today marks 20 days of being homebound. A few days before we decided to do this, Ry had been pleading with [...]
How to Look 25 When You’re 50
That may be a slight exaggeration. I’m not sure it is possible to look 25 when you’re 50 but I figured it would capture your attention. Also, I have a few more years until I turn 50 so hold your horses Betty. I’m not quite there yet. However, countless friends and family have asked my [...]
Penn Momentum 2020
Sometime this past summer my dear friend and occasional work colleague Meesh (who also writes this wonderful blog) asked me if I was available to help her on the tech committee for the Momentum 2020 Planning Committee. Meesh, ever always the leader, is the co-chair on this committee. I, of course, was eager to jump [...]
This post is long overdue because we went to Porto on November 1st. November 1st was a national holiday here in Portugal (All Saints' Day) so all schools were closed. It was the perfect time for a 7-hour road trip up to Porto, a city I have been wanting to re-visit since we moved here [...]
Prost! It’s Oktoberfest!
We made it to Oktoberfest this year - the actual, real authentic Bavarian Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany. And it was A BLAST! I'm so glad we made this last minute decision to go - it was a once-in-a-lifetime, check it off your bucket list experience. We left Saturday afternoon and took a straight flight on [...]
Our Roman Holiday
I have had a hard time writing this recap post because honestly, part of me wants to keep it all to myself. I think Italy does that - romances and seduces you so much that my limited vocabulary is not enough to explain its gloriousness! Since my clients would be celebrating the US Labor Day [...]