We normally head to the Finger Lakes region of New York for Labor Day weekend, but unfortunately this year our schedules didn’t allow us to take that much time off of work. B & I wanted to continue our tradition of doing a combo hiking-relaxing weekend, so we headed two hours south of D.C. to Shenandoah […]
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While I’m always willing to hop on a plane & fly to Europe at a moments notice, yet for some reason I have a mental block on visiting places right in my own backyard. I’ve lived in the Washington, DC-area for over a decade, & yet never spent any time in nearby (read: 40 mins […]
We are back from our glorious 10-day vacation on the Royal Princess, one of Princess’s newest, largest ships. This was our first time cruising Princess & we definitely came away with mixed feelings, but the benefits of unplugging & relaxing for ten days cannot be understated. The Ship Royal Princess, which was christened by Princess […]
An Update! I recently stayed again at The Renwick, while in NYC one night on a business strip. I am happy to report that many of the staff issues mentioned in my original post have been taken care of – everyone was welcoming & friendly. My colleague & I stayed in a 15th floor room […]
Growing up in the middle of the orange groves northwest of Tampa, I was always intrigued by a seemingly magical place, hidden behind lush landscaping – an oasis in the middle of, well, nothing. Turns out there was some magic going on behind those Saddlebrook gates – at the time, tennis star Pete Sampras was […]
When I called my travel agent friend, Jonathan Epstein of the fabulous Celebrate Experiences, to ask him for advice on where to stay for our first trip to London, it didn’t surprise me that the hotel he sent me to was both luxurious & Irish-owned. The Kensington Hotel is located in one of the poshest […]
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