Anything but Vacation – Lake Placid, NY

Where in the world to start with Lake Placid? I cannot think of a better place to spend a week during the Winter Olympics, yet our being there was an accident of fate, or rather hurricane. Originally our February vacation week was planned for Puerto Rico but then Maria happened and we had to make … Continue reading Anything but Vacation – Lake Placid, NY

Good times and teddy bears, too – Boston Globe Travel Show

Last Friday I volunteered to help a sister alum at her company's stand at the Boston Globe Travel Show. The company, called Wanderful, is a global network for women who love to travel. And that, of course, is me. There were three of us at the show on Friday evening, including the CEO who is … Continue reading Good times and teddy bears, too – Boston Globe Travel Show

Embracing Winter – Weston Ski Track, MA

When we moved from Brazil to Massachusetts in 2014, we had no idea what awaited us. Snowmageddon, Snowpocalypse, Polar Vortex, whatever you prefer to call it was a short season away from burying us under 110 inches of snow here in metrowest Boston. Honestly, I think I handled it pretty well with my husband traveling … Continue reading Embracing Winter – Weston Ski Track, MA

Badass – Loon Mountain, New Hampshire

With all due respect to my friends who waltz down powder-filled snowbowls in Colorado, Utah or Canada, you are not a badass skier until you ski with me and my friend Wendy in any list of icy, bitterly cold or sometimes rainy, Northeast mountains. To be truly badass, you have to look at a weather … Continue reading Badass – Loon Mountain, New Hampshire

Stuffies, Rocks and Glass Flowers – Harvard Museum of Natural History

Sometimes the best tourism lies in your own backyard and it just takes 10 days of freezing evil New England weather to remind you of that. This is the time of year when a beautiful walk along the Boston waterfront, the frantically busy Esplanade or in Boston Garden is just O-U-T. Frostbite is fun, but … Continue reading Stuffies, Rocks and Glass Flowers – Harvard Museum of Natural History

Remember the Mighty: Sierra Nevada, CA

In early November of 2017, my family gathered in northern California to celebrate the life and work of my uncle James Kuiper, who had passed away earlier in the year. My uncle, one of the funniest, creative and prolific artists I have ever met, was the subject of a retrospective at the newly opened Museum … Continue reading Remember the Mighty: Sierra Nevada, CA