Arriving in Edinburgh I am always immediately transported back to another time. Medieval, magical, majestic. There is a castle that sits on top of the city. An extinct volcano you can hike. Festivals in the summer. You can wind your way through cobblestone streets. Stopping to shop in one of the many cashmere boutiques. The … More Christmas markets make a great weekend getaway and Edinburgh offers one of the best!
Early November and the tourists are sparse. Beautiful sunny afternoons leading to cool evenings. The perfect time to wander, shop, and sight see in Rome! But I wanted to do something impulsive. Out of the ordinary. Luckily I was traveling with my friend Gina. She always brings abundant willingness, enthusiasm and the language skills all … More When in Rome…take the train to Umbria!
How an in-trip flight cancellation usually works for a flight crew… Wake up call usually comes around 6:30 am translated to New York time middle of the night! Sleep deprived from waking up around 2 or 3 am. Remembering the wine you had the night before. Wondering why your body never gets used to this … More Champagne opportunity in France!
The life of a flight attendant. Sometimes considered a dream job…being paid to travel the world for free. Traveling while working but also on our days off. For some people it just doesn’t work. The numerous days away from home. Lack of certainty. Lack of a love life and or family time. Then you have … More Chasing seats and the last few days of summer!
There is one thing that Rome is in August… freaking hot! However, it is also beautiful, magical, stunning, and breathtaking! A love/hate relationship you might say! Who doesn’t want to go to Rome anytime of the year. As long as you are prepared, Rome can be fantastic. For starters the locals have all departed for … More Hot in the city!
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!