Posts in Writing
Reconnecting With My Southwest Roots (Mother's Day Edition)

If you follow my writing, you know that I have recently spent a considerable amount of time traveling around the Southwest over the past few years. While it’s true I spent my childhood summers in Colorado and New Mexico to see family - miles away from where I grew up in Western Canada - to visit my wonderful Grandmother and family friends, but did not understand how deep our roots went here - and in America - until research and genetic revelations much later in adulthood. It’s funny how some places have always felt so familiar, without logical explanation.

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Culture Connection: The Art of Local Travel & Hospitality

After working with large hospitality brands around the world, I have spent the last few years traveling extensively around America — mainly to emerging markets — to speak with local business owners, to see what the next generation of hospitality & hotels are doing (boutique hotels, B&Bs, vacation homes, etc) and how they are getting everything right in terms of design, branding, collaboration, experiences and connecting to local culture.

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Travel Book Favorites

Aside from pouring over travel magazines and maps for most of my life, books and movies have ultimately inspired my travels near and far. Having just read a couple of new gems, I thought it was a good time to round up some travel literature classics along with recent faves.

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Notes From The Road Trip

If you follow this blog, or any of my social channels, then you know I am prone to road trips anywhere and everywhere. I find them to be the best way to connect with a country, to understand its many nuances, landscape and people. Given our current political upheaval in America, I have also found them to be a form of re-connection, and incredibly freeing. So here are some notes from the road trip.

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