I ran away from home when I was 16 years old.  Trading in the freezing cold Oregon coast for Hawaiian palm trees and sunsets.  Felt like I fit in pretty well as I enrolled myself into Kahuku high thanks to my Portuguese heritage. The high school newspaper was one of my electives.

The written word ... humanities greatest treasure  ... I certainly can't think of anything I'd rather be doing.  Sometimes I wonder what I would have done for work as a woman in another era ... the 20's, 50's etc.  Would have been difficult in a mans world.  I'm eternally grateful to the women who paved the way, laptops and spell-check!


My niche is what some call "Affordable Luxury."    Like a weekend getaway to Catalina Island and paying less than $80 for a hotel room, incredible dishes for under $10, a romantic dinner at home for under $5, great deals in ritzy cities etc.  I have learned how to really stretch my budget.  Because I want the most out of life!

If I can enjoy 5 incredible getaways for the price of 1, I'm going with the 5 ... so that I can taste, see and marvel the world while spending as little as possible to do so.  And If you feel the same way you will definitely want to check out my books and articles.  If you have any tips on places I should write about email me, I'd love to hear from you!  gaby@gabysunheart.com