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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!

13 On Friday the 13th

It was Friday the 13th of March 2020. While I was looking at my notes, I discovered 13 more breweries to add to our total. Over the past few years, we’ve (my husband and I) been attempting to visit all of the Mitten’s craft beer establishments. We call our quest, The Beerventures of Holmes & Watson. It’s a tall-pint task, with over 300 on the state’s roster.   To date, Michigan...

The Little Red Riding Hood

Much like the Little Red Riding Hood story, Sedona is a village with beautiful scenery (a red rock riding neighborhood) to explore. However, beauty can also hold danger, a symbolic wolf…the advanced and rocky terrain. Riders will be lulled into gazing at the distinct mesas and red rock formations and underestimate the warning signs. The desert sun will warm your shoulders, and you'll forget the imminent danger around the next...

Travel Light Book Launch

Several people have asked me how long it takes to write a book. "A long time," is usually my answer, "Years in fact….. it's quite a process," I say. Plus, I have one of those regular day jobs running an ad agency (FineLine Creative), so my travel writing hobby gets relegated to nooks and crannies like lunches, late nights, or a weekend morning. I am not complaining because I am...