In downtown Atlanta, Georgia, tucked in between the World of Coca Cola and the Georgia Aquarium, right on the edge of Centennial Olympic park, you will find the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. I hesitate to call it a museum because it is so much more than a look back at the history […]Read More Exploring Freedom & Dignity
If you have not heard, the city of Atlanta has embarked on a massive, in-town, transportation and economic re-development project called the Atlanta BeltLine. By paving over the old railroad tracks that circle the city, the vision is to create a 22-mile loop of trails and parks, linking 45 neighborhoods. The corridor is designed to […]Read More Riding the Atlanta BeltLine
When children are young, parents are the primary teachers. As they grow up and become adults (even young adults), life is the primary teacher and our role as parents shifts more to cheerleader, sounding board, and bank. It is so tough to not be able to put a band-aid on a hurt and distract them […]Read More Gone too young
People live in Tucson for the sunsets. Each day of our visit, I knew exactly what time the sun would set and had staked out a spot to watch the show. Every single evening is a masterpiece. The sky is a canvas that is painted in a new way. Like a snow flake, no two […]Read More Painted Sunsets in Tucson
I’ve been guilty of boring gifting, but no more. I’m ditching the standby Starbucks or Visa cards for more personal, themed gift bags. After receiving this All Things ‘Rose’ themed Birthday gift bag, I’m inspired! My determination to step up my gifting from obligatory to memorable was further solidified this week where plans for a […]Read More Just say “No” to the gift card
Labor Day is behind us and the kids are back in school, the days are getting shorter… so, hopefully we can all find some time this Fall to curl up with a good book. I recently participated in one of those FaceBook chains that I generally ignore. This one was in support of literacy promotion […]Read More What did you read this Summer?
Sorry I’ve been distracted with Hurricane Dorian headed toward the eastern seaboard. You would not know from watching the sunrise yesterday what was swirling mere hundreds of miles away. I’ve been told the surf and wind started to pick up a bit yesterday and have intensified this morning. All coastal areas are under mandatory evacuation […]Read More “Preparing” for Hurricane Dorian
Getting out of your comfort zone is one of the best ways to challenge yourself, to stretch, and to grow as a person. And travel is one of the best ways to move yourself out of your comfort zone. Please don’t associate the word travel with a once in a lifetime trip, it is so […]Read More Why Travel?
The Battle of Atlanta in 1864 was a defining moment in the Civil War and it’s captured in breathtaking detail in an immersive 360° painting that stands nearly 50 feet high and is longer than a football field. These paintings, once quite famous, are called Cycloramas, and were created as touring exhibits back in the […]Read More The Virtual Reality of the 1800’s
Awhile back I had a travel scare… One of those hair standing up on the back of your neck moments when all of your spidey senses are activated. So, what did I do? Like a bad horror movie, I just plunged right in and opened the proverbial door. Why, you might ask? One, because I […]Read More Surviving Sticky Travel Situations