An anchor of Amsterdam is riding bicycles through the city streets. The people of Amsterdam ride bikes everywhere. You see them on their bikes; balancing a morning cup of coffee on their way to work, transporting their kids to school, and carrying their groceries. On my last visit they even balanced upholstered chairs on those … More The Heineken Experience
Departure – 10:30pm (ouch)! Destination – Iceland (Yes)! I finally scored a work trip with good friends to this new hot spot. The destination on everyone’s bucket list. The image I have always associated with Iceland was The Blue Lagoon, who wouldn’t want to submerge themselves in water somewhere between 98º – 104º F. Especially … More Iceland…tours, travel and so little time!
Milan is Italy’s second largest city. Under fog and drizzle much of the winter. Sultry and hot during the summer. When you visit will definitely dictate what you decide to do. Whenever that ends up being always put on your best pair of Italian shoes (they will be noticed) in this fashion forward city, and … More One day One destination and Aperol Spritz!
I traded a trip. Amsterdam for Brussels. Why? The hotel, the weather, the mood I was in. Maybe I just had that sixth sense. I made the switch Sunday morning. Not realizing that Belgium would later that day qualify for the semi-finals in World Cup Soccer and would be set to play on Tuesday. I … More When everyone is suddenly a World Cup Soccer Fan
New destination, working with special friends and the biggest party in Porto Portugal. The Festival of St John happens every year on the night of June 23rd in the beautiful city of Porto! Thousands of people flock to the city centre and the neighborhoods surrounding the area to pay tribute to Saint John the Baptist. … More Party in Porto!
Under the night sky at Les Invalides! I first learned of Diner en Blanc about five years ago. It sounded fascinating to me. Secret location, white clothes only, bring your own food, wine, champagne, dinner plates, glasses, the list goes on. What a concept. I immediately tried to sign up for the invitation only event. … More Dress all in white, bring your own food…the ups and downs, the planning, and why Diner en Blanc is magical!
When your child leaves home for college the household changes. You walk by their room and try not to glance at the empty bed and clean space. Your house is a little less full and a little quieter. It will never be the same. Wanting to celebrate my daughter’s first successful year at college and … More College, cocktails, relationships!
We were on final approach into Edinburgh airport. My body was aching with fatigue and my eyes were burning from sleep deprivation. As I viewed the country from the small window at my jump seat I knew I was doomed. The sky was a gorgeous blue. Thin streaks of white clouds telling the story of … More Outdoor hike, cold beer, great food…the ultimate cure for jet-lag?
Rome for Easter? No we weren’t crazy, just curious! This picture tells a story of our short break to Rome over Easter. Vibrant, colorful, serene, complex, rapid, and blissful! We were jet-lagged and hoping for an early check-in at our hotel. I guess 8:30 am is somewhat unreasonable on our part. Like they say “everything … More What Rome is [really] like during Easter!
Paris is one of those remarkable cities. The museums, the architecture and, seriously, the bread. Although I find either you love Paris or hate it! I’m sure you can guess the way I feel about this magical place. I couldn’t wait for my twenty-four hour layover, as it had been five months since I had … More Thirteen stops on the metro for coffee…only in Paris! Join me for an afternoon in the City of Lights!