Food & Travel

My Top 10 Must-Haves for International Travel

As talk of the Winter Games picks up, and travel stories abound, I couldn’t help but reflect on the items I find as must-haves for international travel. I’m not talking about the basics like clothes and toothpaste, I’m talking about those things that make the list because you’d be hampered without them. And since I […]

The Winter Games: It Goes Beyond Ice and Snow

The Difference The Winter Games and Summer Games are incredibly different, and I love them both, but for very different reasons. The Summer Games are like attending a large university, with lots of variance in sport and country just like majors and the student population. They’re so large you cannot possibly take it all in, […]

Gold Meets Golden: My Golden Globes experience

I wonder if the big stars get excited for these big nights? Maybe some do, but possibly the others are tired of the whole thing. Who knows? For me it is SUCH a departure of my day-to-day life that I feel like a teenager heading to my first Homecoming. The most make-up I wear is […]

Semi-Chlorinated Life — 26.2: NYC Marathon

I am not gonna lie, I was nervous — or maybe it was more like anxious — about the 26.2 miles in front of me. Either way, I was losing sleep leading up to the ING NYC Marathon. Mostly I was hoping that everything felt right, that I didn’t get sick, and that I would run […]

My 10 Favorite Running Destinations

The moment I hung up my competitive swimsuit, I grabbed a pair of running shoes. At the time, I didn’t even know I was supposed to have a separate shoe just for running. I didn’t really think about switching to running or becoming a runner, I just ran. I ran with my girlfriends around the […]

7 Yummy Summer Snacks

I’m in NYC right now, and all I can think about during these warm days of filming is a cool, refreshing snack. So I decided to share a few of my favorites. We all know that when the weather heats up, your appetite doesn’t always follow.  We often crave things that are light and refreshing, […]

Flying with Kids

After spending a very travel-filled summer and fall that included planes, trains and automobiles, international travel that involved living out of suitcases for six weeks, and more than one coast to coast trip with a 4-year-old and 6-year old, I’ve learned quite a lot about traveling with children. Probably enough to write a small novella […]

London Daily: My Olympic Experiences (day by day)

Day 7 (July 28) Watching Swimming with the First Lady My time with the First Lady of the United States Mrs. Michelle Obama was surreal. From waiting with secret service and traveling via motorcade, to sitting at an event chatting like old friends, the experience was everything I could have imagined and more. We laughed […]