Once Upon A Time…

Once Upon A Time…

Once upon a time… our earliest childhood memories involve this introduction and the assurance that a great story is about to unfold.  As we grow and leave those magical fables behind, we realize that writing our own fairy tales is not only possible, but endlessly...

It’s About To Get Real (ID)

It’s About To Get Real (ID)

Travel anywhere and you know you need some form of identification.  A drive to the grocery store?  Driver license required.  Doctor's appointment?  Insurance card at the ready.  Need to access your money at the ATM?  PIN number, please.  Checking into a hotel?  Pony...

Mickey Cruises Into New Tech Waters

Mickey Cruises Into New Tech Waters

In the hospitality industry, competition is all about the perks.  From cloud-like mattresses to blazing wifi speeds to unique dining experiences, hotels, airlines, and the cruise industry are constantly searching for ways to attract and keep customers. As I wrote a...

Alinea: Blown Away In The Windy City

Alinea: Blown Away In The Windy City

People travel for all sorts of reasons.  Special events like weddings, graduations.  Sad occasions like illness or death.  Adventure travel is a big industry - climbing mountains, skiing, hiking, surfing, conquering a bucket list item.  World travel ensnares the...

Mon Dieu – Watching History Burn

Mon Dieu – Watching History Burn

Like the rest of the world, I have been watching, open mouthed, heart breaking as the incredible cathedral that is Notre Dame burns today. One does not have to be Catholic to understand this loss, to feel the significance.  Notre Dame, lovingly referred to as Our Lady...