Bougainvillea against the backdrop of the Santa Rosa Mountains in Indian Wells, CA.

Camera Shy | Indian Wells, CA

  I’ve been debating whether or not I should write this post. One of my favorite things to do in my free time is scroll through photos on Pinterest and blogs, especially travel photos. Photos filled with movement, color, and emotion. In other words, the kind of photos I wish I could take. Photography is one of those talents that I really want to develop but am a little overwhelmed by all the technical skills involved. Plus I guess you could say I get a bit camera shy when I take photos because I feel it’s so obvious I have no […]

An overview of the BNP Paribas Open grounds.

A Veteran’s Guide to the BNP Paribas Open

Each March the world’s most elite tennis players gather in Indian Wells, California for one of “the premier professional tournaments in the world”. The BNP Paribas Open offers a spectacular opportunity to get close to the game’s finest athletes. From Connors to Federer and Navratilova to Sharapova, this tournament has a rich history of exemplary tennis. But before you hop on a plane for the sunny deserts of southern California, here are some tips I’ve learned from over 15 years of attending this outstanding tournament.

A pretend passport for kids.

Pretend Passports for Kids

Last summer I started doing Around the World themed days with my nephew and niece. As a kid I always loved learning about different cultures and customs. So I figured my nephew and niece might enjoy a little cultural exploration too. And what better way to do that than to “travel” around the world one country at a time? Travel is thrilling and magical. It gives us a chance to step out of the mundane and everyday and experience the new and unfamiliar. I believe travel is one of the best ways to show kids the beauty and magic that […]