Travel Inspirations: Reading, Writing, and Wine Drinking

Travel Inspirations: Reading, Writing, and Wine Drinking

(photo source) This morning, I left for Ft. Lauderdale -  the first of at least 10 trips I will be taking this year. Although I will only be gone for 2 days, trips like these inspire me in so many ways. They inspire me to write - hence the traveling writing that I do. They inspire me to eat great Continue reading

Travel: A New Year’s Resolution You Can Keep

Travel: A New Year’s Resolution You Can Keep

(photo source) I'm not much for keeping New Year's resolutions, ie. spend less money, spend less time on the computer, etc.Therefore, I rarely make resolutions. However, I recently read a resolution that may just be worth making and keeping: 2011 Resolution #1: Make a Resolution to Travel Continue reading

5 Essentials for Bistro Chic Travels

5 Essentials for Bistro Chic Travels

(Photo source) This year has been the busiest travel year for me by far. By the end of the year, I will have traveled 14 times, visiting such cities as Vancouver, San Francisco, and Washington, DC. During this year's travels, I have observed many, many other flyers traveling from one destination Continue reading

Vancouver in the Fall

Vancouver in the Fall

I've never considered myself an "outdoors person", but after being in Vancouver, BC, for 6 days, I am quickly realizing that I may just be wrong. I could tell you all the things I love about Vancouver, but instead, I will let the pictures do the talking.... Continue reading

Scenes from Sonoma

Scenes from Sonoma

I have just had the great pleasure of visiting Sonoma Valley wine country in California. Although not as popular as Napa, Sonoma offers great variety in grapes, wineries, and beautiful scenery, only with fewer crowds. Sonoma is also slightly less expensive than her sister region, making it more Continue reading

Martini Night

Martini Night

(Photo source) Bonjour everyone! I have just completed a huge project in the beautiful and funky San Francisco and have been celebrating my success. Please excuse my absence as I drink a few glasses of wine, paired with a martini or two! See you all on Thursday! Ciao! Continue reading

Oktoberfest: On Location in Munich!

Oktoberfest: On Location in Munich!

(Photo source) September may be a time for cooling temperatures around the US, but in Munich, Germany, things are just heating up for Oktoberfest! I've never actually been to Oktoberfest, or Germany for that matter, but have always been curious about this tradition. Do people really drink beer Continue reading

The Best Things Happen While You're Dancing…

The Best Things Happen While You're Dancing…

(Photo Source) A few years ago when Scott and I were traveling around Europe, we had the extreme delight of spending a week in and around Barcelona, an area known as Catalunya. On our last evening in the city, just before dusk, Scott and I were wandering the streets. We were taking in the last few Continue reading

5 Countries in 2  Hours

5 Countries in 2 Hours

Bonjour from Paris! Well, not really from Paris, but definitely from France - in Epcot! That's right, I'm back at Disney World! This time I'm here for a conference. But, I was able to sneak away for a few hours and visit 5 of European countries, including France, England, Germany, Norway, and Continue reading

What European City Should You Live in?

What European City Should You Live in?

My husband and I have often discussed what it would be like to live in Europe - for a month, a year, or any length of time. If we do decide to make this temporary move, our next decision would be to decide where to live. There are so many wonderful countries and cities in Europe - Prague, Vienna, Continue reading

Sexiest European Cities

Sexiest European Cities

The Sunday Times Travel Magazine just released its picks for the top 12 Sexiest Cities in the World. Europe leads the pack with 8 cities on the list. So what makes these European cities sexy? Let's take a look... Europe's Sexiest Cities Rome - Spanish Steps, gladiators, romantic art, and, not Continue reading

Chocolate Memories of Dublin

Chocolate Memories of Dublin

Just days after graduating from college, I jetted off for a 3-week solo trip to Great Britain and Ireland. There are many things I remember about that trip - the churches, the countryside jaunts, and wine - lots of it. But one thing that I will always remember was walking through the streets of Continue reading