12 Hours in Beijing = tour the Great Wall There are those key moments in life when you are reminded of why the person you are with is your perfect travel buddy. The latest moment occurred a few months ago, when Lakisha looked at me and said, ͞So, we have to stop in Beijing on the way home from Thailand. We can have a … Read More How to Make the Most of a Long Layover
We’ve all been there before as we prep for an upcoming vacation. Plane tickets booked, hotel confirmed, airport transfers ready…But instead of allowing ourselves to “turn our brains off”, we start with the “real work.” Step 1) Google “top ten sites at XYZ location” Step 2) Reach out to close friends to get recommendations for the things we “must see.” Step 3) Post on … Read More Time to recharge – A trip to Crete without a list
My wife and I have had the opportunity to visit Napa three times in a little over two years. After visiting a number of wineries, we can say without fail that: Silver Oak, Cakebread, and Hall are hands down the best wineries we’ve tried in Napa, with Domaine Chandon coming in a close fourth. Over the course of this time, we’ve noticed a few … Read More Napa like a baller, without dropping a week’s salary
Yesterday my remodeler asked me why I haven’t been traveling. He said he had been following my blog but noticed I had not written anything in a long time. I had no idea that he had any interest in my travel blog (or knew that it existed). Also, I have spent a great deal of time these past two years, taking my day job … Read More Don’t lose sight of your passion
Opening day weekend my husband and I made a quick weekend getaway to Toronto. Several of my friends asked why we selected Toronto, so even though this is delayed, I thought I’d give a quick recap of the highlights of this fun city. We live in the Washington DC area, so Toronto is a short flight away. Spring is a great opportunity to take … Read More Toronto, a fun weekend getaway eh
Chicago, Illinois is a great city, filled with amazing architecture, culture, and endless quality dining experiences. I normally travel there about twice a year for work and always try to add on a day or two to make sure I can enjoy my favorite Chicago culinary delights. I am just returning from Chicago and was able to enjoy some of my favorite regular spots … Read More 10 Tips for the best 24 hours in the Windy City
I just finished booking a trip to #Greece with a group of friends for travel June 28th through July 7th. We are staying on the island of #Mykonos for 4 nights and then staying in #Santorini for 4 nights (along with one night in Athens on the front end because of flight times). I haven’t been to Greece in several years and I am … Read More Greece Trip Booked… 5 things I can’t wait to do!