A lot of you were mega fans of HBO’s hit series, “Game of Thrones” (although we know some of you are on the fence about the finale). Maybe you liked it for the storyline and characters. Or, you adored the adventures and sword fighting. Or, maybe it just gave you that nice dose of escapism or a much-needed break from the reality of a busy life. (Then again, maybe you hated everything about it, and we understand!)Read More
Imagine for a few seconds escaping the everyday hustle to vacation in Costa Rica. Doesn’t that mental visual just make you feel AMAZING?Read More
I found myself standing on an empty beach a little outside of Galway. It had been misting consistently for the past hour, but I didn’t mind. Clouds overhead threatened heavier rain and the sea retreated further into the bay. And there I stood—my mom a few yards behind—taking it all in. I had finally made it to Ireland, and yet, as I stood on the empty beach, it was a different experience than I had expected.Read More
For whatever reason, cold weather completes me. I can’t rationally explain it, but there’s something about the feel of a cold wind chill that slips through layers of wool and warmth. It always makes me realize that I’m happiest when the temperature dips near freezing. Maybe it’s my Norwegian heritage, or maybe years of living in sunny southern California that has created a yearning for something different.Read More
No parent expects a young child to make a Bucket List.
So, when eight-year-old, Ella Goering from Des Moines Iowa, returned home from school one afternoon and announced she wanted to create a Bucket List, her mother, Sherri knew the ensuing conversation would be important… and special.Read More