After a sweltering July in the Northeast, August usually rushes in with uncertain weather. Cool rainy days and nights followed by the eventual rebound of heat and sun. The knowledge that school is soon looming in the future. For me, I’m anxiously waiting for the structure to return to our home. The kids not quite … More Sweet Home Alabama
My current destination…Dublin! Sneaking in a trip with my daughter, the promise of a college visit. Making it work in three days, not a problem. Choosing the Fitzwilliam Hotel primarily based on location. The hotel sits at the end of the super fashionable Grafton Street. The ability to walk anywhere in the City Center a bonus. … More Calling all Game of Thrones Fans!
We all want to experience a city, a place, a destination. Walking where millions of people have walked before you. Seeing what they have seen or perhaps something new. The same destination, however, leaves a different experience for every person. I enjoy wandering, sometimes ending up lost. Enjoying a new street just off the beaten … More Wear your heels…but carry your flats!
There are cities that always resonate with people; Rome, Paris, New York…for me I tend to forget about one of the best cities…London! Offering fantastic food and world-class museums. Family friendly excursions, think Harry Potter attractions, entertainment and shopping! The weather might not always cooperate but that’s what an umbrella is for. Meeting an old … More Perfect predictable London…well almost!
I first traveled to Montreal for a french language immersion course. Two weeks – live with a family, diner together, and classes four hours a day. The allure of a different place, community and culture has always fascinated me. Speaking fluent french; forever a dream! When I arrived in Montreal at my destination I suddenly … More Cafe’s, poutine and a college visit!
Speaking french wasn’t even on my radar. I was consumed with the details…Easter in Geneva? What will be open? What will the weather be like? How to fill our days? I was traveling with my 16-year-old daughter. She has a fear of flying. When she asked me if we could travel this year over spring … More French Lessons, Adventure and Culture!
As I arrived in Brussels the sky was streaked with wisps of blue, thin layers of clouds fading-through, I could tell it would be a beautiful day. Deciding to forgo the Grand-Place and iconic Manneken Pis. I wanted to wander the streets in the residential areas, take the time to see this city from a … More The center of Europe
My scheduled work trip was Zurich. A four-day, so I had an extra day. My friend was to join me. Springtime in Switzerland. Train scheduled to Lucerne. The lake, fondue, and old town. Wandering the streets looking for the stories the beautiful city beholds. Leaving the details vague. Living in the moment. All part of … More Stella
Often life takes us in many different directions. In the airline industry you could easily work with someone and not see them again for a few years. Being fortunate to work with people you really like is a plus in this business. I am always pleased to see a name of a person that I … More Friendship around the world!
Art appreciation, how and when does it happen? For me, sometime in my mid 30’s. It all came together when I decided to learn to speak french. Easier said than done. College classes, tutors, two weeks in Montreal living in a stranger’s house, eating meals together with other students and taking classes was how it … More Art Weekend