A view of the gulf water with green palms, green lawn and blue water

Kicked back in the Keys

Recently, I was blessed to join friends as they vacationed in Florida. While I was not ‘wasted away again in Margaritaville,’ I was definitely kicked back in the Keys. Thank you Kay and Russ. If you are not aware, the Florida Keys consist of more than Key West. They include four Read more…

Gracias Isla Cozumel

Recently, I was blessed to visit Mexico and indulge in the awesomeness of Cozumel. Thank you mi amiga Kim! While we weren’t necessarily off the grid, it was a much-needed and appreciated cultural change. I have never seen so many shades of a smoky blue sky streaked against the mint greens Read more…

Closing time

About this time last year, I was departing on my annual beach trip with the gals to Ocean Isle (OI) in North Carolina. Two things had happened that would influence the trip and inspire my accompanying blog post. Dr. Maya Angelou had passed. I’d lost my job due to a reduction in Read more…

Kidlew art in New York

Sidekicks and the city

I’m fresh back from NYC and while I can’t lay claim to Carrie Bradshaw adventures, I can certainly say…I enjoyed my Sidekicks and the City. Arrival Night – Good Eats and Drinks We arrive on Thursday evening and after catching up with our friends over wine and appetizers, we head Read more…

Hatteras NC

Adrift in the Outer Banks

“Travel takes more than money. It takes the most precious commodity: time. Anyone can buy a car, hand-bag, or shoes, but travel requires energy, bravery, curiosity, and a degree of adventurousness.” So says hotelier André Balazs. Outer Banks: The village of Ocracoke As I set out for my vacation to the Read more…