I am an American who was lucky enough to spend about half of my formative childhood years living in Europe and traveling extensively throughout the gorgeous continent. I’ve been able to return to Europe regularly since then, both for work and for pleasure. If you’re one of the 12 million Americans who is headed to […]

Native to Asia, the Bornean orangutan is native to the island of Borneo, the third largest island in the world.  They are considered endangered due to threats caused by deforestation, palm oil plantations, and hunting. Like all great apes, Bornean orangutans are highly intelligent and 97% of their DNA is the same as a human’s.  This […]

Better Half is one of the most creative, thoughtful gift givers I know, especially because the gifts he gives me focus more on experiences than stuff. For example, you might remember that last year’s birthday present was a dinner on the Napa Valley Wine Train. This year, for Valentine’s Day, we had dinner at Table […]

After getting the idea from this year’s Valentine’s episode of the Big Bang Theory, Better Half treated me to dinner on the Wine Train for my birthday this year.  It was an amazing experience!  We planned ahead and were lucky enough to score a Vista Dome reservation. Boarding began around 5:30 pm for a 6:00 […]

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As long as I’m setting foot in Amsterdam, my first stop will always be a bee line to frites with mayonnaise and curry.  Later in the three week trip I had a five hour layover in Amsterdam, and I had a few more servings of frites again then. You Might Also Enjoy: Other Frites Posts […]

Once a box of Christopher Elbow chocolates is open in my house, it’s essentially gone.  To take these photos, I had to kick my kids out of the kitchen and tell them they couldn’t have any chocolates until I was done shooting.  What do you think?  Do you have a favorite below? Christopher Elbow Chocolate […]