What Is the Hawaiians’ Secret?

What Is the Hawaiians’ Secret?

Graceful, kind, gentle, delicate, unassuming, happy. Those are the words that come to mind when I think about the people of Hawaii. You can see it in their hula dance, in their singing, and in their every day life. There’s something about them that makes you wonder. How do they do it? How do they […]

Home, Sweet Home

Home, Sweet Home

“Home is where I am,” many travelers say and I would agree with that – until today. I just spent a month at my folks’ place and coming back HOME seems unreal. HOME: Where I do what I want. Where I put my feet up on any table I choose. Where there is peace and […]

Go Get a Massage

Go Get a Massage

I just came back from a 60 minute massage and the world seems to be a better place! I feel clear minded. I am happy and I think it’s because I want to. People I don’t like no longer irritate me – they seem insignificant to my happiness. I feel relaxed and at peace. I […]

2014 – New Year’s Non-resolutions

2014 – New Year’s Non-resolutions

Yesterday I summed up 2013, now it’s time to verbalize my plans and dreams for 2014. I don’t call them resolutions. Resolutions are boring and usually last only until mid January 🙂 What I am planning is a long term quality improvement of my (already pretty great) life. I’ve finally completed the first step – after several […]

2013 – My Year in Review

2013 – My Year in Review

In around 48 hours this year will be gone amongst spectacular fireworks all over the world. I’ve never done this before but since this is the first year that I entered the decade of my 30s, I thought it would be a mature thing to review this past year. I will divide this recap into […]

It’s Time to Make That Vision Board

It’s Time to Make That Vision Board

In What The Heck’s A Vision Board—and How Can It Change Your Life? Martha Beck explains what a vision board is and how to make it: “Find pictures of things you want in your life and stick ’em where you can see ’em”—and create virtually identical collages: a wad of cash, a handsome husband, a gorgeous body, a […]

Ten Ways You’re Offending Italians Without Even Knowing

Ten Ways You’re Offending Italians Without Even Knowing

Italians are very peculiar people and I love them this way. However, before you can truly understand and love them, you have to know a few things about how you might unknowingly be offending them: You don’t get their gestures. You HAVE to know their gestures. Italians do a lot of speaking with their hands […]

Ten Top Cruise Destinations

Ten Top Cruise Destinations

The world is full of astonishing places. The ways to see it are countless but of course the best one is cruising 🙂 Here are my favorite ten destinations I’ve visited by sea, so far: 10. Alaska Yes, I know that ALASKA is quite a broad term. I’ve been to Ketchikan, Skagway, Juneau. I’ve cruised […]