Wedgwood at The Langham

8 Places to Celebrate National Hot Tea Month

Tea is the second most popular drink in the world, the first is water, and while here in the United States we haven’t embraced many of the rituals surrounding tea, our consumption of the drink is growing in leaps and bound. The idea of tea being for blue haired little old ladies, full of pretentious […]

baklava in athens greece

2014: A Year of Travel in Review

I log a lot of travel miles each year, and every year I say that I’m going to keep track of just how miles that is. And every year, about half way through, I forget to update my miles and then I never seem to get back on track. Maybe next year I’ll stick with […]

art inspired neo-cover luggage

Travel Product Review: Neo-Cover Luggage

  Neo-Cover Art Inspired Luggage Product:  Lady Harvest 2-piece Hardside Spinner Set from Neo-Cover Value Luxury Rating:   (of three hearts) Features:  This multi-colored luggage set features a brilliant artistic polycarbonate exterior with a special matte finish. The fully lined interior has multiple pockets and zippers while the multi-directional spinner wheels provide a convenient mobility. The aluminum […]

Tuesday Deal Day: Pamper Your Pup at The Pierre, New York City

Make it a memorable trip for you and your favorite canine companion by treating yourselves to New York City luxury with the Pierre Pampered Pups Experience. The package add on is limited to dogs under 15 pounds and gives your pooch the luxury pampering you’ve come to expect from The Pierre. The package includes the […]

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Instagram Moments

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I’m trying to grow my Instagram following, so if you’re not following me, please head over here and do me that favor. I’m hoping by this time next month my followers will be up to 2,000. Can you help?

And just to give you a sample of the kind of things I share on Instagram, here are my top Instagram photos from last month.

This photo was taken two years ago while I was visiting Berlin for the very first time. I was there for a travel conference (ITB Berlin, the largest travel trade show in the world), and it was sunny for most of the time I was there. On the very last day, the snow came in. I’m heading back to Berlin in just a couple of days, and while there’s no snow in the forecast, who knows what can happen.


A snowy day in Berlin. #lategram

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This next photo was also taken a couple of years ago in Yokohama, Japan. It was my second trip to Japan, this one taking me out to Mt. Fuji and the countryside. Japan is a fascinating country, rich in culture and history, and I look forward to going back there and exploring more.


Night time in Yokohama, Japan. A photo posted by Mary Jo Manzanares (@travelingwithmj) on


Food makes for tough shots, especially on my phone, but this photo of the Bourbon Bacon Caramel popcorn (served at Whiskey Street in Salt Lake Ctiy, Utah) struck a chord. Although I messed up the actual posting of the photo (somehow entering it twice on Instagram), I’m blaming it on the food coma that resulted from this delicious snack.


In a delightful combination of flavors: Squatters Chasing Tail Golden Ale and Bourbon Bacon Caramel Popcorn.

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The next two photos were taken while I was in New York last month. There was a little overnight snowfall, not enough to put a damper on our plans, but just enough to bundle up before going out for a walk. The first photo is from a late morning walk along the Highline. We started at the beginning and walked it down to the Meatpacking District, after working up an appetite for brunch.


Walking the Highline in #winter time. It’s a bit chilly but still a nice view of the neighborhoods. A photo posted by Mary Jo Manzanares (@travelingwithmj) on


The second photo was taken while out for an afternoon walk in Madison Square Park. The normally crowded park was pretty quiet, perhaps due to the snow and the blizzard warnings that were being issued.


Sunny but cold this morning for a walk in Madison Square Park. #nyc A photo posted by Mary Jo Manzanares (@travelingwithmj) on

Explore the archives for more travel ideas.

Tuesday Deal Day: 15 day Bike & Hike Wild Madagascar


Jump on your bike and head off with SpiceRoads’ Bike and Hike Wild Madagascar, a 15-day adventure to a biodiversity […]

Sunday Stories for February 22nd, 2015

Blue skies and snow on the ground in Denver, Colorado

This week was an opportunity to visit two cities that I haven’t seen it awhile — Denver and St. Louis. […]

Hotel Review: The Kimberly, NYC

fishtank at The Kimberly NYC

The Kimberly Address:  145 East 50th Street (50th Street between Lexington and 3rd Avenue, Midtown), New York City Value Luxury […]

Sunday Stories for February 15, 2015

Airplane wing taken out the window

It’s been a busy week of projects, planning some upcoming travel, and a couple of good books, so I didn’t […]