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Bring on the April showers! I wrote about 10 Stylish Items That’ll Keep You Dry in a Downpour for USA Today 10Best. Bet you’ll especially love the cute boots and the heart-shaped umbrella!

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Wait until you see what these chefs are cooking up in the Arizona desert. Could it be an oasis?!


One of the highlights of my trip to Little Rock, Arkansas was the ESSE Purse Museum, where women’s history is in the bag.


A 35th anniversary warrants a special celebration so we spent ours at Island Hotel Newport Beach, and I wrote about it on Huffington Post. Be sure to watch the video tour of the amazing suite they gave us!


Yes, there’s more to Green Bay, Wisconsin than football! Read my 10 Good Reasons You Should Pack for Green Bay on USA Today’s 10Best!


Don’t ruin your vacation by worrying about the safety of your home. Here are 10 Gadgets that Will Protect Your Home While You’re Away.


10 places to meet in st. louis

Did you ever see the Judy Garland movie, Meet Me in St. Louis? Well, here’s my USA Today 10Best piece, 10 Places to Meet in St. Louis – Other Than The Arch!


Nashville may be called Music City but it’s so much more than that! Check out my USA Today piece, “10 Things You Need to See in Nashville That Have Nothing to Do With Music.”

dancing in the dark

So, apparently, my relationship with Bruce Springsteen has changed over the years. See how in Dancing in the Dark, the essay I wrote for Purple Clover.

Travel can be transformative — for both you and the world. Read my post on USA Today about unique voluntour trips that will change your life.


travel gadgets

I have a slideshow up on USA Today now: 10 Gadgets to Take on Your Next Trip! Don’t leave home without these!