Travel Diary: Allegheny National Forrest in the Fall

A Weekend Stay in Venango County, Pennsylvania.  My man & I come back each year.  Life would feel incomplete without time spent admiring the simplicity of life, as we do in the country.  Here, the eggshells are the color of rich caramel and the yolks are 24k gold. We live, blissfully unaware of a headline or hashtag….

Travel Diary: Canadohta Lake

This is the birthplace of my soul.  The beginning of my bare-footed escapades on hot & sticky summer days. Like some beautiful cosmic reward for our genuine appreciation, This town stays frozen in time.  Unfazed by modern ice cream prices & the senseless city virtue of haste.  Most of my fondest escapes live on as mere…

A Spirited Destination: Lily Dale, NY

It’s no secret that soul-work and spirituality are great creative forces in my life, so it only seemed fitting for my man & I to spend our summer holiday at the genesis of spiritualism- Lily Dale, NY. Since 1879, Lily Dale has been home to the Lily Dale Assembly, a religious organization of mediums and…

Travel Diary: Sierra Nevada Brewery + Asheville, NC

A spirited season || A time to be spontaneous. My love and I headed out to indulge in the best of this town’s brews, sites and bites.  Since the moment we hit the road in Pittsburgh, I was eager to get to Asheville, antsy to feel that vibrant city’s soul and share a beer with…

Travel Diary: Autumn at the Lake

  There is something so sacred about nurturing traditions, and I am blessed to have a mother who can share with me, what she shared with hers. The Autumn escape to the lake, A 40-some year Tradition. Shared this year with the family & my man.  We went for early morning bike rides, got everyone…

Travel Diary: Charleston & The Angel Oak Tree

Flashback photos from a lazy hazy summer day in Charleston, SC.  The peaks and points of each church stretches into the couldless sky, there is spanish moss on every tree limb, and bold emerald ivy flourishing on the ancient brick walls of boutiques. The sun is hot, and always beaming, people bustle about searching for…

Life in the Wild: A Stream-side Tipi Home in Tennessee

We set off with a dream: no plan, no reservations.  Starry-Eyed & Feelin’ free, we drove through mystical stretches of mountain peaks that ran parallel with the road.  For miles, we followed long back-roads with nothing but pastures & parish’s. Minute by Minute we were amplifying the distance between us and the civil world.  We…

Travel Diary: St. Augustine, Florida

The time I spent in St. Augustine, Florida was glorious.  A sunny, warm place with a welcoming atmosphere.  This city opens it’s arms to you with ancient architecture and rich history. The fondest memories were, of course, around the dinner table.  The spread of restaurants, sweet shops, coffee & cigar bars was abundant to say…

Enjoy the Ride: Making the Most of 17 Hours on the Road

“On the road again, like a band of gypsies we go down the highway, We’re the best of friends.” -WN This summer has been 70% travel, 20% work, 10% rest, and 100% bliss.  My beau and I have spent days behind the wheel and covered over 5000 miles of rural american earth.  Our journeys have…