Vacations Can Be Stressful – 7/08

I’m back. I’m amazed. My first cruise ever woke me up to a word I’ve never attached to myself before, “complacency”. Climbing into my own bed after a week on this huge floating hotel made me realize how great I already had it at home. No matter where you live, it...

Vacation Close to Home – 6/07

Every year about this time I get slightly jealous of all the tropical cruises, Italian villas and road trips that people talk about. But this summer I’ve started looking at all the great places close to home that I’ve ignored because of my vacation daydreaming. (I...

have a Stay-cation – June ’06

Piggybacking my last Clue… now that you’ve made a teeny dent in converting your living space to more of a sanctuary, you could go a step further and plan a summer vacation at home for a change. Personally, we’ve been thinking about this lately because money is...

You Home is Your Sanctuary – June ’06

Memorial Day is often a time when you want to take off for some R&R; you’ve worked hard, you deserve it. The trouble with this is… everyone else is thinking the same. I know this because I now live in a tourist destination. Planning getaways on non-holidays...