On St. Patrick's Day in Chicago (celebrated the Saturday before March 17) all eyes are on the Chicago River as it is ceremoniously dyed green.
Category: odd jobber
Grand Cayman… and where I am now
Last winter I went to Grand Cayman for a week of incredible diving and sunsets. I've only just gone through the photos... You see, that was a problem I always had as a self-employed photographer. I'd work my tail off for my clients and finally save up enough money to take a trip somewhere amazing where I [...]
Christmas Dinner for families at Manjani Mingi
Most of you who either know me personally or who have read this blog for a while know about my connection with Kenya. Seven years ago I left my marketing job, packed my bags and journeyed to Nairobi where I volunteered with VICDA for the better half of a year. Since that time I've stayed [...]
Europe-bound, DTour Style!
Very exciting things happening! Please follow A Lady Away for updates on the DTour competition and my upcoming European Adventure!
I have a confession: for the past two weeks I’ve been keeping a secret from you. A big secret, and I’m sorry I’m not sorry.
It all started moments after my plane touched down in Toronto and I saw an email asking for last minute entries to Doubletree by Hilton’s DTour of a Lifetime competition. The prize was just too unbelievable to pass up: six winers, one per continent, sent on an adventure to photograph, blog and capture video of each location. Armed with only my iPhone and a dream I set off on a bike tour of the Toronto Islands with Toronto Bicycle Tours where I collected footage, including a couple attempts at an awkward selfie while the rest of my tour group waited patiently. That evening I loaded my footage and did a hasty voiceover while sitting under a towel on the floor of the hallway in my…
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A Lady Away
The past couple of weeks have been exciting. I've been lucky enough to book out of town work in truly beautiful locations offering the opportunity for one adventure after another. From driving around Northern Arizona for a week to networking in Toronto to family time in Michigan to experiencing history in Virginia and Maryland it's [...]
A cover letter for My Destination
It seems like all I have been thinking about lately is the Biggest Baddest Bucket List competition and scrambling to get votes for my entry. Though the more I think about it, the more I think of it as a job application because, if I win, it would be a ginormous advancement to my career. [...]
Send me on my way
I have recently entered the Biggest Baddest Bucket List contest with a pretty amazing grand prize: a 6 months all-expenses paid trip around the world and a $50,000 cash prize upon return. The winner will be reporting for My Destination, a travel company out of the UK, about the experience and will be regularly supplying [...]