Journey to Italy – The Amalfi Coast

The final leg of our 10-day trip to Italy took us south to the Amalfi Coast. This area is a major tourist destination, and many Italians also choose the region for their annual vacation. Positano, Amalfi, and Revello are three of the most popular towns, but there are many others scattered along the coast. Getting … Read more

Journey to Italy – Tuscany Stole My Heart

Venturing into the Chianti wine region of Tuscany was the part of our trip to Italy I was waiting for. Exploring this world-famous region was the highlight of our journey for me. Tuscany was everything I hoped for, with its picturesque landscapes, historical heritage, and exceptional wines. It turned a dream into reality, and I … Read more

Journey to Italy – A One-of-a-Kind Experience in Florence

As I’m sure you can imagine, two days in Florence, Italy (or Firenze in Italian) just isn’t enough time to experience even a few of the major highlights in this beautiful city. However, we did our best to enjoy our time there and drink in some of the Renaissance architecture, art, and culture that it’s … Read more

Journey to Italy – The Sinking City of Venice

I don’t know about you, but when I think of the historic city of Venice, Italy, I imagine a romantic ride on a gondola through one of the city’s many canals. Famous for its historic landmarks, arts, and culture, no visit is complete without a trip to the island of Murano to watch a master … Read more

Journey to Italy – How to Overcome the Challenge of Air Travel

If you have tried to fly anywhere over the last few years, I’m sure you have experienced some unexpected delays or cancellations. Therefore, our story will not be a huge surprise to you. In preparing for our trip to Italy, there were a few things we did right and a few we did wrong. I … Read more

Journey to Italy – Choosing Accommodations

In the summer of 2023, we had a conversation with our good friends over a glass of wine about taking a trip to Italy together. A year later, we did it! Over the next few blog posts, I will share some practical tips for planning a vacation abroad and highlight some of the amazing scenery, … Read more

Set a Theme to Guide Your Year

Many people have written about the concept of choosing a single word as a theme to guide your year. I have been doing this since 2012. Every year, I choose a word, or sometimes a short phrase, according to how I want the year to unfold. It’s a valuable exercise that helps me focus and … Read more

Why is Taking Summer Vacation So Important?

Do you have that little voice in your head that tells you there is no time to take a summer vacation? You are just way too busy! In the past, when I worked for someone else, it was a much easier decision because I had no choice. They made me book summer vacation several months … Read more

How to Reduce Overwhelm from Technology

Do you find yourself checking email, surfing the internet, and scanning social media to avoid working on other, probably more important, things? Technology is a wonderful procrastination tool, and that phone you can’t stop looking at all day is undoubtedly the culprit. It’s time to reduce overwhelm from technology! Do You Have Smartphone-itis? It’s everywhere, … Read more

Can You Live a Good Enough Life?

Everything in life seems to come back to deciding what matters most. As long as your home and office are organized ‘enough’ so that you can function effectively and enjoy your space, forget about what others may think and go with what works for you.