Destination Miami

Destination Miami

(photo source) Hola! I'm off for my third business trip in three weeks. This time, I'm headed to sunny Miami where it will be 85 degrees for the next 6 days! Stay tuned for the Miami photos which will hopefully include a fresh mojito, some great Cuban food, a sandy beach, and a whole lot of Continue reading

Inside San Antonio

Inside San Antonio

Last week, I traveled to San Antonio for the second time in my life. As some of you know, my first experience with San Antonio (January 2010) was a little lackluster, much of which was due to me being there for work and not having much time to explore (plus getting lost while driving!). But even Continue reading

Bonjour from San Antonio

Bonjour from San Antonio

Bonjour everyone! I had a little trouble posting last night, no doubt due to the mojitos and wine I enjoyed last night in San Antonio! Back to business today, see you all on Monday. Ciao! Continue reading

Travel Photos Make Lasting Memories

Travel Photos Make Lasting Memories

When I travel for business, I try to pick up small things to bring home that will remind me of all of the great cities or places that I visited. For instance, in the last few years, I've brought home: Pure maple syrup - Montreal A maple leaf pin - Vancouver A tiny liberty bell - Continue reading

Life’s Little Pleasures

Life’s Little Pleasures

(photo source) On a recent trip to Vancouver, I was reminded that you can still find joy and pleasure through the little things in life, even when you're least expecting it. In the middle of an especially stressful 12-day business trip, I sent clothes to the hotel laundry to be cleaned. Among Continue reading

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