Two Days In Amsterdam, Part Two

Two Days In Amsterdam: Portrait of Three Weary Travelers.

When I have only a short period of time someplace, I like to cram in as much as possible. With that in mind, I was overly optimistic when I told our friends “we’ll meet you in the lobby ay 8:30 AM” to stroll over to . . . → Read More: Two Days In Amsterdam, Part Two

Two Days in Amsterdam

Two days in Amsterdam is not enough.

I could spend a month wandering the streets of Amsterdam, strolling along the canals and soaking up the ambiance. Unfortunately, I only had two days in Amsterdam, so we had to pack a lot into a short time. We somehow made an earlier than anticipated flight from . . . → Read More: Two Days in Amsterdam

London Travelogue, Day 4: Friends, Dumplings, and the Wrap-Up            

London Travelogue: Our friend/awesome tour guide.

Last year we sailed on the Seabourn Quest from Fort Lauderdale to Monte Carlo. On a sixteen night trip, with twelve sea days, you are going to meet people, whether you want to or not. Though we went on the trip with friends, we made even more friends . . . → Read More: London Travelogue, Day 4: Friends, Dumplings, and the Wrap-Up            

London Travelogue, Part III: British Food Does Not Suck

London Travelogue – Westminster Abbey

Another morning, another gorgeous stroll, this time to Westminster Abbey. We got there just before the 9:30 AM opening, and with advance tickets, we were in and exploring early. Westminster Abbey is not only a fully functioning church, with several services each day, but also a burial place for . . . → Read More: London Travelogue, Part III: British Food Does Not Suck

Hurricane Irma Update

I can’t possibly thank you enough, my readers and friends, for the outpouring of support and concern before and during this storm. I am thrilled to report that we are just fine. We rode out the storm in Hollywood, with family and friends, and are still in Hollywood awaiting word that we can return to . . . → Read More: Hurricane Irma Update

London Travelogue, Part II: We’ll Never Be Royals

London Travelogue Part II: Starting the day in Green Park.

We awoke to beautiful sunshine and a freezing, Florida-winter-esque temperature of 58 degrees. But my long sleeves, jeans, and fleece vest kept me overly prepared. It turns out, it was only cold for about five minutes until we started our stroll through Green Park . . . → Read More: London Travelogue, Part II: We’ll Never Be Royals

London Travelogue, Part I: Crown Jewels and Michelin Stars

London Travelogue: Someone needs to guard the Crown Jewels.

The plan was to arrive in London, get to the hotel, have some lunch and then tour the Tower of London. That didn’t happen. The flight landed an hour early into London, had a fast-pass through customs, and our luggage came quickly. We were so . . . → Read More: London Travelogue, Part I: Crown Jewels and Michelin Stars

Travel 201: When Things Go Wrong (and How to Fix Them)

Champagne is always a good way to start a vacation.

Forrest Gump may have said it best: sh*t happens. Don’t let a small (or large) mishap ruin your vacation. Things happen. That is simply a fact of travel (and life), but it is how you respond to those things that can be the difference . . . → Read More: Travel 201: When Things Go Wrong (and How to Fix Them)

10 Tips for a Better Vacation

Travel tip (and random picture of the Duomo in Florence. Go visit. It is better in person.)

Americans are the worst. We are terrible at using up all of our vacation time, and then some people are not too good at maximizing the time they have taken off. SAD! As a travel professional, I . . . → Read More: 10 Tips for a Better Vacation

Hoss and Mary’s Grub Shack, Key West

Mary’s friendly smile greets customers at Hoss and Mary’s.

“There’s a new food truck in town and I’ve heard they have great burgers. Want to go?” I am certain my friend Steve already knew the answer when he asked that question, as I love a good burger. Hoss and Mary’s Grub Shack rolled into . . . → Read More: Hoss and Mary’s Grub Shack, Key West

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