My USA Today Debut

Very excited to share my first article for USA Today. Its about what's new and notable -- or hot -- in Washington, D.C. And right now, what's hot is the 14th Street Corridor and its bustling foodie scene. I've also been working on a lot of food content for a new USA Today Travel web site as well as some cruise-related content for USA Today Travel's 10Best.com. Stay tuned! ¬†What are your favorite restaurants in Washington, D.C.? Share them with me in the comments below. … [Read more...]

Zooma Annapolis The PR That Wasn’t

When I crossed the finish line of the Zooma Annapolis 10K, the time clock screamed 1:14. I didn't know what my chip time was yet but I was hopeful that I squeaked out a PR by mere seconds. I completed my first 10K in 1:13. You can imagine my glee when I checked Facebook and saw that my time was 1:11. I had shaved two whole minutes off my time for a PR! I was floating on the humid air. Then, a few days later, I got The Email. We, the runners, were misdirected along the course, which resulted in the course being a quarter mile short of a 10K. Bye-bye PR. I was disappointed -- who wouldn't be? -- but I wasn't upset. It actually made sense. It was a hot day. I stopped several times to take photos and at least once to walk the hilly bridge that was the turn around point. I wondered why I didn't see mile marker three and why there were only two water stops along the course on such a hot and humid day. No PR just made more sense. I still ran a great race and look … [Read more...]

A “Mad Men” Guide to Visiting Scottsdale, Arizona

I'm guest posting over at Mom It Forward again, this time about traveling to Scottsdale, Arizona. I went there for a conference and found inspiration, mainly in the decor of the Hotel Valley Ho. It was very Mad Men. Click over to Mom It Forward to check out my tips on how to vacation in Scottsdale, Arizona like a 1960s celebrity. … [Read more...]

Watermelon Salsa Recipe at Prime Parents Club

Celebrate National Watermelon Day with this salsa recipe I'm sharing over at Prime Parents Club. … [Read more...]

Mom It Forward Guest Post: How Yoga Benefits The Busy Mom

I'm guest posting at Mom It Forward again. This time about my new love -- yoga! Check out my interview with yoga instructor Kelly Newsome about how yoga benefits busy moms. … [Read more...]