Monthly Archives: November 2015


Diet vs. Lifestyle Change: How I Lost 30 Pounds on the Ketogenic Diet

Yup, something had to give. I’d been slowly gaining extra pounds over time and decided that after I got back from a trip at the beginning of this year I was going to make some adjustments in my everyday lifestyle – and it included re-thinking my relationship with food on a scale I hadn’t ever really attempted before. I wasn’t looking only for weight loss. I was looking for a new mindset regarding my relationship to food and, at the root of it, my relationship with myself. Read More

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Luxury Weekend Getaway To Lake Placid, NY

I love the Adirondacks, and Lake Placid in particular is part of my heart.  As a kid I spent summers there and a week of skiing between Christmas and New Year’s.  The sounds of summer were screen doors banging, boats crossing the lake at night, and finally as all the human generated sounds settled down, the loons calling to each other as I fell asleep. Read More


Hiking the Cinque Terre

Hiking the Cinque Terre is one of the high points of visiting Italy and a magnificent way to enjoy the Italian coastline.  The views are absolutely stunning.  You have a really good chance of excellent weather in September with its warm sunny days and evenings perfect for eating outside in one of the many restaurants that hug the coastline.  I stayed in Monterosso, the largest of the towns connected by the trail. Read More


Bolzano and Beyond: Hiking the Dolomites

The Dolomites are located in the provinces of Trentino and Alto Adige nestled up against the border of Austria and Switzerland.  No, they’re not Italy’s tallest mountains, but the Dolomites are absolutely stunning in their own right, and when people aren’t skiing them in the winter months, they’re hiking them. Read More