San Francisco Profiles – San Francisco’s Pacific Heights with Heidi


I have not spent a lot of time in Pacific Heights, just popped in and out a few times to try out restaurants. I would really like to house-sit for someone who lives in the area of San Francisco, especially someone who has an old Victorian.  Before I lived in the Bay Area and knew anything about San Francisco, I imagined every neighborhood to be like Pacific Heights! As I get to know my … [Read more...]

Legendary North Dakota


This is a sponsored post on behalf of ND Tourism, but (as always) the content and opinions expressed here are all mine. Whenever I do work with a brand I try to ensure that I share why I have an affinity for that brand, or what is my story with that brand or why it intrigues me. I feel it is an important part of building trust in the community that has grown around Misadventures with … [Read more...]

The Westin Excelsior Florence


During our time in Florence we stayed at the Westin Excelsior Florence. We stayed there during our trip to Italy in 2007 and had absolutely loved the beautiful suite we had for three glorious days. And while we didn't have a suite this time, our room, as well as the hotel in general, is in a really great location, the rooms are amazing and the views of the Arno river are gorgeous. Would you … [Read more...]

J’adore #60 (Food and Beverage Edition 2)

J' adore #60

I feel like I could write a food and drink focused J’adore every single week! And I cannot believe this is only the second edition for food and beverages! The benefit of being a lifestyle blogger focused on food and travel is that I often get to try out or learn about new products on a very frequent basis. I would love to travel every week, but I’ve got a full-time corporate gig so that isn’t … [Read more...]

It’s unComplicated – Mountain High Yoghurt

Mountain High Yoghurt Honey

Drama-free Zone I consciously endeavor to have an uncomplicated life. My world is designated as a drama-free zone. That is not to say that bad things don't happen.  That part of life (cat surgeries, layoffs, sprained ankles) cannot be controlled.  Drama can. I favor minimalism when it comes to home decor. My only fault being I have a few too many books, although with my e-reader I am not … [Read more...]

Under the Tuscan Clouds


Under the Tuscan clouds. Yes. I know. It is supposed to be under the Tuscan sun, but if you saw the clouds the days I was in Tuscany, you would agree with the name change too. After an amazing day adventuring en route to Siena and the truly adventurous Context Tour in the city full of a caste of characters (more on that coming up in a separate post!), we once again left Florence and headed to … [Read more...]

Adventures In the Tuscan Countryside

Tuscan Countryside

Remember that trip to Tuscany I took that one time.  Yes, the one last year.... Well [more of] the posts are coming!  We returned home one year ago this week, so why not celebrate by letting the posts I wrote see the light of day! Many of the photos were taken by Mr. Misadventures and you can find his full Tuscany portfolio (and many other spots we have traveled to) on his site, Sel & … [Read more...]

Burgers in San Francisco


Whether it is cheeseburgers, veggie burgers or good old fashion "regular" burgers there are plenty of good spots in San Francisco.  May is National Burger Month and I thought I would celebrate by sharing some of my posts I've written about one of my favorite food groups! I wrote a post for Groupon's San Francisco blog sharing a sampling of some of San Francisco's Best Burgers, it was hard to … [Read more...]



Currently | 5.17.15 Watching | Jo (a French TV series with Jean Reno); Scandal and Mad Men > Finished Les Temoins (a French TV series with Thierry Lhermitte). Reading | Hawaii an epic novel by James A. Michener > Finished The Last Aloha by Gaellen Quinn, a wonderful historical novel set in Hawaii in the late 1800's. Working On | The next batch of San Francisco Profile posts > … [Read more...]

Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort Highlights

Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort Pool

Although my stay at the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort was brief (way too brief, hello it was Hawaii!) it was the perfect spot to dash in-and-out of, eat at and sleep in during the time I was in Waikiki for SPAMJam. Here are a few highlights from my stay. I arrived Friday afternoon, to this beautiful view, I never get tired of the color of the water in Hawaii! During my weekend I got … [Read more...]