‘come quickly, i am drinking the stars’ – dom perignon

Champagne is one of life’s elegant extras. Sadly, not an original thought. Charles Dickens said it first. But I could not agree more. Champagne is a cure for sadness and an amplifier of happiness. And of course, opening a bottle…

jack of the jungle

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJYI-wsrEnQ “You never took us to Disney land” my kids complain whenever we fight. What a bad mother I have been. “But you got to swing, Tarzan style, on a vine in a real jungle” I can now snap back,…

calanoa amazonas

Seems gap years are absolutely not for hanging out with your mother. So I was particularly pleased when Jack agreed to spend two weeks of his surprisingly action packed year traveling with me. We met in Bogota. Then we headed…

sex on the beach forbidden in paradise

‘Refrain form kissing, nudity and auto, hetero or homosexual acts on inhabited or uninhabited islands.” Who knew paradise had so many rules. Or that anywhere could be quite so beautiful. Guna Yala is a unique place. On the map it…

jack watching robot wars

jack in japan

No matter how often we are forewarned, our children grow up quicker than we ever thought possible. Somehow, my baby Jack has managed to turn 18, graduate from high school and convince me of the wisdom of a gap year.…

backpacking with hunter

Hunter worked all last summer and lived with in what I have been informed is a shockingly inadequate allowance all year in order to save enough money to backpack around Europe this summer. He and three friends had the whole…