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It’s Time to Take a Vacation

Tag along with me and discover how to have a successful career and still travel often. You can find better balance in life, work and play. I am an author, adventure traveler, volleyballer, biker, hiker, and yogi…I prefer life NOT on the couch. My job as a travel writer is to be an ambassador for increasing travel dosage, not work hours, and my goal is to inspire you to take the trip. West Michigan is home base for me to write, play and co-own FineLine Creative, a marketing communications company founded in 2003. In the blog and just released book, Travel Light discover trip ideas, people, adventure and twists/turns that will make you laugh. Come with me and travel your way to happy. Click here for book launch events!

Travel Light and Local

The current pandemic has changed how we approach travel in so many ways. Is it safe to board a plane? Or a cruise ship? Are there remote places to visit that are lower risk? Is it safe to book a hotel room or make a reservation at a local restaurant? Current tourism statistics reveal that most hotel and vacation rental bookings are within 100 miles of the traveler's home. The...

Outside = OPEN (Learn to travel local)

Travel, road trips, and vacation planning have all taken a detour from our usual route. As May pushes into June and almost three months of the COVID Stay Home/Stay Safe order in Michigan, the travel pivot will continue. A staycation has become a bad word because we've been sequestered at home, so we want nothing more than to LEAVE. Thankfully, the outdoors is still open! As a west Michigan resident,...

Hope

Traveling and vacation planning is not on most people's priority list right now. Rightfully so. COVID-19 happened, and here we are in crisis mode, lives altered.-Shopping for groceries with masks on.-Rooting for healthcare workers on the front line.-Hoping that small businesses can survive.-Praying that someone close to you does not test positive.-Wishing you could do something more than stay home and stay safe.-Wondering if "back to normal" is achievable? My...