The 25 Best Museums In The World

I love that I've already visited 7 of the 25 best museums in the world! Only 18 more to go! Whether you're a purveyor of fine art or you prefer arts and crafts, these museums are sure to take your breath away. Source: The 25 Best Museums In The World Continue reading

How to Unplug During a Short Weekend Getaway

We could all use a few of these reminders.... Source: How to Unplug During a Short Weekend Getaway Continue reading

Best travel destinations for your zodiac sign

Fancy a travel destination aligned with the stars? Check out the best travel destinations suited to your zodiac sign You can find yours truly somewhere between South Africa and California's wine country....ahhhh, the possibilities! Source: Best travel destinations for your zodiac sign Continue reading

Holiday with Hats and Horses

Holiday with Hats and Horses

I am not a gambler, but there is something about a horse racing track that makes me smile. Whether it's the hint of mint julep in the air or that 2015 saw our first Triple Crown winner in 37 years, this July 4th weekend, I was reminded how fun and exciting horse racing can be. Top 5 Reasons to Continue reading

8 Countries, 8 Souvenirs

8 Countries, 8 Souvenirs

(Photo source) Heading overseas this summer? Be sure to leave room in your suitcase for a few mementos from each country. If you're not sure what each country is known for, check out these popular items: England: Although some sites suggest Cadbury chocolate as a must for a souvenir, England Continue reading

Carpe Diem in Rome

Carpe Diem in Rome

Last week, I was awarded my company's top honor (yes, I actually have a day job). The honor was a complete surprise and included recognition in front of over 1,000 of my colleagues as well as an all expenses paid trip to Rome for two! After many hugs and photos, I finally realized that I was not Continue reading

Tips from a Travel Runner

Tips from a Travel Runner

(photo source) Have running shoes....will travel. As most of you know, I travel quite a bit for my "day job". Traveling for work has lots of perks, such as being taken to the airport in a town car, ordering room service, and not having to worry about every little expense. But one of the greatest Continue reading

Hotel St. James – Urban Oasis in Paris

Hotel St. James – Urban Oasis in Paris

One of the best parts of our last two days in Paris was staying at the historic St. James Hotel, a grand chateau in the heart of the city. From the moment our cab drove through the iron gates and dropped us off in front of the large front entrance, I knew we had made the right choice. Although we Continue reading

Enchanting Gordes

Enchanting Gordes

On our third day in Avignon, we made our way to one of the most enchanting towns in France - Gordes. The small Provincial village is set in the hills of the Luberon region. The narrow hillside driving can make it a challenge to reach the hill town in poor weather. However, to our good fortune, we Continue reading

Chicago Gourmet 2014 Celebrity Chefs

Chicago Gourmet 2014 Celebrity Chefs

Chicago Gourmet 2014 - a celebration of gourmet food and fine - featured many local celebrity Chefs, including Rick Bayless, Stephanie Izard, and Jimmy Banos. What I especially liked about this year's event, was that the celebrity Chefs were front and center at the event, giving food Continue reading

Fall Apple Harvest

Fall Apple Harvest

Pumpkins, apples, changing leaves, cool weather, salted caramel mochas, yes,...Fall is definitely here, at least in the Midwest. And you know how I love the Fall! This weekend was my family's annual trip to the apple orchard in Wisconsin. Thankfully our selected orchard had enough quality apples Continue reading

Monet, Merlot, and Macarons: Why I Love France

Monet, Merlot, and Macarons: Why I Love France

(photo source) With just a little over 5 weeks until my Fall French getaway, what better time to highlight some of the reasons why France is so popular for tourists, including yours truly. In early August, the French Government released tourism numbers for last year which showed that nearly 85 Continue reading