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Sunday Stories for January 11th, 2015

The Master List of Worldwide Hotel Openings in 2015 I love hotels. And evidently you do, too, as one of the things you said you wanted to see more of in 2015 was hotel reviews. Just take a look at all these new hotel openings! I’ll have some reviews for you coming up soon. Once […]

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Sunday Stories for January 4th, 2015

Barcelona Airport

It’s my first round up of the year, and – no surprise – there’s a mix of retrospection, introspection, and a little motivation. Here’s to a great 2015. Confessions of a former TSA officer You know all this, right? It’s just hurts to read it in print. Airport security is a farce. And yes, we […]

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Sunday Stories for December 28th, 2014

Temple of Dawn, Bangkok, Thailand

The countdown to year end continues and I’ve been enthusiastically looking back on where I’ve been and what I’ve managed to get done this past year. Look for my travel year in review post coming up on Wednesday. Of course, all this reflection also made me realize that I didn’t get to many of the […]

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Sunday Stories for December 21st, 2014

Sunday Stories for December 21st, 2014

I’m counting down the days till Christmas, and till New Year’s, but still found a few stories to share this week. I hope you enjoy them. 20 Sentences People with Depression Hate Hearing the Most With Christmas and New Year’s Eve crashing toward us, sweeping us up in the holiday spirit, it’s easy to forget […]

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Sunday Stories for December 14th, 2014

Mango and sticky rice for dessert

This past week I visited Salt Lake City. I hadn’t been there since the late 1980s, and was amazed to find how much it had changed. Although my time there was relatively brief, I discovered lots of interesting restaurants, brew pubs, and wine bars. And yes, the latter really surprised me. The blue skies – […]

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Sunday Stories for December 7th, 2014

Yokohama Royal Park Hotel

This past week I was in Houston, a city I have not yet begun to discover. It set me to thinking about my travels this past year (I’ll sum them up in my annual end-of-year round up) and where I want to go and what I want to experience next year. Of course, that led […]

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Sunday Stories for November 30th, 2014

Piazza in Siena

With Thanksgiving behind us, it looks like the Christmas-Hannukah-Kwanzaa-Festivus season is, or will be shortly, in full swing. While I am, generally speaking, a secular celebrant, I do enjoy the traditions of the various faiths as well as the secular traditions. However you choose to celebrate the December holiday season, I hope it’s one that […]

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Sunday Stories for November 23, 2014

LLoret de Mar

The stress level has been high this past week, with an annual training class (always stress inducing), some family decisions needing to be made, and the holidays right around the corner. I’ve spend much of this weekend tuning out the real world, hunkering down in a good book (or two), and getting centered before jumping […]

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Sunday Stories for November 16th, 2014

Gondolas on the Grand Canal, Venice Italy

Travel plans for this month have changed – I’m no longer heading off to Israel, with the trip postponed until early next year. A Dubai cruise isn’t working into the schedule for next month either. That means November and December are currently travel free (except for the usual flight attendant travel, of course). I’m disappointed, […]

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Sunday Stories for November 9th, 2014

Stone villages in Pelion

It’s been a tough week, and for the first time that I can remember, I’ve struggled to recover from jet lag. Typically, I can shake it off in a day, two at the most. This time, on my return from Greece, I found myself awake at 1 and 2 a.m. with no hope of returning […]

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You’ll Never Want to Leave: Pantai Inn, La Jolla

For much of the northern hemisphere, January is winter and with it, the cold – often brutally cold – rain, […]

Introducing the Travel Reading List Challenge

Today I’m excited to announce the first of a couple of new projects that I’m launching for 2018 – the […]

2017: A Year of Travel in Review

While 2016 was a big year for international travel, 2017 represented a year spent enjoying destinations and activities closer to […]

A Most Wonderful Time of the Year at Universal Orlando Resort

Holiday magic is a real thing. A feeling deep in your soul. A feeling that brightens your smile, lights up […]