Ajijic and Lake Chapala

Having just sold my house and guesthouse in January, this was a celebratory trip. I wanted to go somewhere very far away, be disconnected since I didn't need to be reachable by guests or for bookings anymore, I wanted to use my Delta miles, and I was hoping to get a home exchange. I considered... Continue Reading →

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San Diego

Living in north(ish) Idaho, it's a long grey winter to get through and it's imperative for my mental health to seek out sun every February or March. So that's what this trip is about. Sun! I flew out at 7 pm on Friday, which most unfortunately had me sleeping in the Sacramento airport Friday night,... Continue Reading →

Philadelphia Like a Local

This was son's first trip back east. I lived in Philly for a year back in the late 80's after going to school at Penn State and this was my first time back. I was originally just coming for a 3-day class for work, but when I learned that Jack wanted to go, I extended... Continue Reading →

Sayulita!

I'd recently read about the town of Sayulita in a book called Gringos in Paradise, and it sounded pretty cool. I'm not a resort-type of person, so the fishing and surfing village of 4,000 residents made up of a mixture of Mexicans and Gringos sounded like a much better spot for my first trip to... Continue Reading →

February in Vernon

We left for Canada Saturday morning. So excited to get out of the country. And we were going to an area of BC that we didn't know very well. Why, any of you who know Vernon, might ask? Because there was the cutest little place on airbnb that I wanted to stay at. Plus, there... Continue Reading →

Kauai

We arrived on Kauai in the dark, and being the same day we woke up early to catch an hour-long shuttle to Kualoa Ranch, ran 13.1 miles while nearly throwing up, shuttling back to Waikiki, then hanging out at our guesthouse pool until our flight left, it was feeling like a very long day. We... Continue Reading →

Oahu

The day was finally here. We were finally going to Hawaii! It had been #1 on my bucket list for 3 years, and I was finally going. Our flights were uneventful and long, but it didn't matter, because we were on our way to Hawaii. We arrived at the Honolulu airport in the late afternoon. We... Continue Reading →

Thanksgiving in Dundee, Oregon

(This is being written by Jack, Sharon's 13-year old son) My mom picked me up from school the day before Thanksgiving, and we immediately got on the road and headed for Oregon. We stopped in Tri-Cities and met David and he parked his car in the airport there. From there we all rode in the same... Continue Reading →

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