Hearst Castle – Part 1

The past few weeks have been very busy with work and travel – which included a visit to Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California. I’ll be sharing more about this beautiful and surprisingly accessible destination soon. In the meantime, here’s a “sneak-peak” photo of Carrieanna and our tour guide at one of the famous HearstContinue reading “Hearst Castle – Part 1”

Native American Heritage | Southeast Alaska

In the United States November is recognized as National Native American Heritage Month, and November 23rd is recognized as Native American Heritage Day. It is a time to celebrate the rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories of Alaska Native and American Indian people.

Tulip Gardens at Crystal Hermitage

As part of a photography group, I recently visited the tulip gardens at Crystal Hermitage, which is part of the Ananda community located about 15 miles northeast from Nevada City (California) in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

Point Arena Lighthouse

“Situated along the rugged Mendocino County coastline adjacent to the town of Point Arena, is the 1,665-acre Point Arena-Stornetta unit of the California Coastal National Monument. The first shoreline unit of the Monument offers spectacular views of coastal bluffs, sea arches, the estuary of the Garcia River, and sandy beaches and dunes with eight milesContinue reading “Point Arena Lighthouse”

Sundial Bridge | Redding, California

“A bridge adds energy to the landscape.” ~ Santiago Calatrava, world-renowned Spanish architect and engineer who conceived the Sundial Bridge’s unusual design I was in the Redding area (in Northern California) for a wedding last June. With a few unscheduled hours early in the day I decided to do a little exploring, and knowing thatContinue reading “Sundial Bridge | Redding, California”

Healing the Soul at Point Lobos

Multiple Sclerosis is a challenging and unpredictable disease. One week you may be able to get out of bed, transfer to the wheelchair, and take care of daily living activities – shower, dress, prepare meals – without too much stress. And then you may be blindsided with an intense flare-up and need to spend someContinue reading “Healing the Soul at Point Lobos”

Seven Years | A Tribute to Rich

(A personal tribute to my heart’s companion in travel and in love.) It’s been seven years since Rich died. As I recently told a friend, in some ways it feels like an eternity ago; in other ways, just yesterday.