When I found out I’d be going on a business trip to San Diego, I knew there wouldn’t be much time for sightseeing. But there was something I was determined to check off my bucket list: dipping my toe in the Pacific Ocean for the very first time. Ironically, a giant snowstorm in Washington, D.C. […]
Do you ever dream of being so rich that you could afford to build your own castle? For Toronto businessman Sir Henry Mill Pellatt (whose claim to fame is building the first Canadian hydro-generating plant at Niagara Falls), that dream became a reality. Sir Pellatt made his mansion dreams come true when he built Casa Loma. This castle […]
As I sit here at my desk, tired & sniffling, I started thinking about all the travel mistakes I’ve made recently & how they’ve led me to where I am right now. 1. Not flying the airline I’ve loyal to – & have status on! The benefit of all my business travel last year is […]
When I told people we were headed to Toronto & looking for good ethnic food, everyone said the same thing: “you must go to Khao San Road – it’s the best thai I’ve had outside of Thailand.” The real Khaosan Road is an actual street in Bangkok, Thailand – a stretch of neighborhood that is vibrant, […]
All my business travel last year had one huge benefit: it bumped me up to Silver Preferred status with U.S. Airways (aka American). This means priority boarding, zipping through security (which I already do with TSA PreCheck), &, best of all, complimentary upgrades. However, all this pales in comparison to the flight I recently took […]
A 15 minute, not-inexpensive cab ride took us from the towering glass skyscrapers of Toronto’s financial district to the slightly more grimy, still developing neighborhood of Parkdale & Queen Street West. Among the boarded up windows & dark corners, hip boutiques, art galleries & new restaurants dot the street. A little out of our comfort […]
New York City is full of Christmas trees. Every corner, every park is full of these spirited wintery evergreens. Here is a handful of the many trees we saw during our visit to Manhattan the weekend before Christmas: You might also like… Wordless Wednesday: New York City at Christmas New York City: Union Square Greenmarket […]
I have been a fan of the Library Hotel (& the entire Library Hotel Collection) in New York City for a long time. Ever since I saw this boutique property featured on Samantha Brown’s old Travel Channel show “Great Hotels” about a decade ago, I haven’t stopped obsessing about this Midtown property. While I often […]
I'm a D.I.N.K. (Double Income, No Kids). Follow along as B (that would be my husband) & I travel the world, blissfully unburdened by strollers, diaper bags & Elmo-related meltdowns. I'll be the one with my toes dug in the sand, pontificating about my love of NYC, a cup of coffee in one hand, a local craft beer in the other & a camera slung over my shoulder.
I usually pay my own way for the experiences shared here. Sometimes I don't. If something is comp'd, you'll always know. Regardless, you'll always get my honest experiences & honest opinions - the good, the bad, the ugly & the fabulous.