Istria, Wi-fi, & Truffles – Oh My!

When you are in love, cruising apart from your other half can be difficult. The internet on the boat cost fifty cents a minute, and took ten minutes just to open one email – Skype was a complete impossibility! That was a plus for me,… Keep Reading »

Dubrovnik At Last

Next stop on the trip was Zadar, Croatia. Tatjana stayed on board to rest (translation: text Aaron) while I went to explore the capitol of Dalmatia with the rest of the family. The marble pedestrian streets of the old town weave through Roman ruins, medieval… Keep Reading »

Bon Voyage II

By now you ought to know that I am a sentimental fool, and equally so about the places I’ve been as I am about the people in my life. I thought I might share some┬ámy favorite summer vacations since they have ended up also being… Keep Reading »

Dalmation Yearnings: Brodetto

Jewels loving the extremely fresh seafood in Croatia

I’m off to Marianne Williamson’s retreat this weekend (and looking forward to eating vegan chef extraordinaire, Tal Ronnen’s food), but I’m so excited to share with you the first of what I hope will be many Unrequited Travel… Keep Reading »

Unrequited Wanderlust

There were times when I was traveling with the band that I longed for a home cooked meal and my own pillow, but last year was the complete antithesis. It seriously lacked the exotic factor of travel abroad.

Traveling “light” in Gstaad, Switzerland 1983

Whether it is… Keep Reading »

“Life is Short, Eat Dessert First”

My friend Lara and I on the beach in Portugal, 1993

There is not a more perfect pleasure in the world than a cold, creamy ice cream cone after a sweltering day of sun bathing, swimming, and jet skiing. It just wouldn’t be summer without it!… Keep Reading »


Cruising the Caribbean & Panama Canal with mom and dad 1978

My parents showed me enough of the world to whet my voracious appetite for travel forever. BTW, my sister Patty was on that cruise with us (being the sweet big sister I was…I probably knocked… Keep Reading »


Tatjana & Julie Anne Rhodes at Gil’s

Evening 1 of our highly anticipated vacation kicked off with a magnificent meal in Dubrovnik. The modern decor of Gil’s came as a suprizing contrast to the harbor and mideval walled town our table overlooked. The hip young crowd… Keep Reading »