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...

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...

Traveling Abroad?  Get Your Docs In A Row

Traveling Abroad? Get Your Docs In A Row

Taking a trip abroad is one of life's great adventures.  Experiencing different locales, tasting new foods, immersing in local culture - if one travels with the intent to learn, one truly comes back changed, with a bigger worldview. But getting there requires...

Win The Lottery Lately?  Here’s A Trip For You

Win The Lottery Lately? Here’s A Trip For You

We've all done it.  You're driving down the highway and see the Powerball and Mega Millions billboard, neon lights tempting you with the latest multi million possibilities.  Immediately the mind cannot help but drift off into the "What would I do?" game.  My kids and...

Oooo, Haven Is A Place On Earth (And Sea)

Oooo, Haven Is A Place On Earth (And Sea)

Upfront, full apologies for now placing that Belinda Carlisle 80s earworm in your head for the rest of the day. When it comes to traveling, there will always be tiers of service, accommodations, dining, access, and indulgence.  Yes, we all first look at that economy...