Cielo Restaurant at Adero

Adero Scottsdale Resort Charcuterie board at Cielo Restaurant

“Perched near a mountain top in Southern Arizona, Cielo Restaurant at ADERO Scottsdale is a delightful place for dinner and is an award-winning resort for 2021 and 2022.” First appeared in Weekend Notes on August 9, 2022. Enjoy fine dining at Cielo Restaurant at ADERO Scottsdale Resort in Arizona. Love great food? See my Must-Try […]

Discover Arizona Wineries along the Wine Trail

“When you think of Arizona, it’s hard to imagine that the climate would be conducive to growing grapes. However, the Verde Valley in central Arizona, one of three wine-growing regions in the state, has the altitude and latitude that is perfect for thriving vineyards. Look at a world map, and you’ll see that Arizona is […]

Gift-Giving Guide for the Holidays 2022

Students learning photography at Santiago Canyon College.

“Christmas shopping for a photographer? Here are some suggestions that are sure to please.  There aren’t many photography gifts under $50, and gift cards for photographers are always a safe bet. However, if you want to impress your giftee with some photography gear, I’ll share some of these essentials that can’t miss the mark.” First […]

Grand Canyon and Verde Valley train rides in Arizona

“If you are looking for Arizona train rides that immerse you in history, deliver a unique experience, and entertain the entire family, climb aboard the Grand Canyon Railway and the Verde Canyon Railroad. Both located in Northern Arizona, these railroad adventures are similar in that they employ restored rail cars and vintage trains.” First appeared […]

Why you should try this memorable vacation rental in Etna, California

Historic Collier Hotel is a former rooming house in Etna, California

The Collier Hotel is a former rooming house. Learn more about the property and find out why you should stay here when you are in Etna, California. This Guest Post, “Historic Collier Hotel: An Etna, CA Vacation Rental”, first published at TravelByVacationRental on July 29, 2021. Travelers love to experience destinations more through the lens […]

Event Photography Essentials

Photo Bites Event Photography Ebook

“This book is for public relations professionals who must photograph their events because the budget doesn’t allow hiring a professional photographer, or they think they don’t need one. Photographers who want to expand their offerings with event photography will find this introduction practical and informative.” First available on Audible on May 06, 2022. Essentials for […]

A challenging set of rapids along the Sandy River tests the brave

rapids in the Sandy River in spring

The Sandy River in northern Oregon is a river for all seasons. Learn about it from the article, “ River: A River for All Seasons”, published January 31, 2021 in Travel Post Monthly. View a kayaker navigating the rapids on the Sandy River. If you’re looking for great places to eat near the Sandy River, […]

How I created the perfect spa day experience

Glen Ivy Hot Springs Club Mud signs

Read this Guest Post to learn how I created the perfect spa day at Glen Ivy Hot Springs before COVID-19. Original post appeared at Travel Post Monthly March 10, 2020 – How to Create the Perfect Spa Day See how I’m taking care of myself in retirement…self-care is the name of the game now.

How I’m healthy in retirement – I’m doing it

julie demonstrates free weights snap fitness

This Guest Post originally published on on January 1, 2022 Learn how I’m creating a healthy lifestyle in retirement. Reconnecting with old friends as you near retirement is a rewarding experience. See how I did it with school chums.