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Remembering the Boston Marathon Bombing One Year Later

Everyone knows I have a special love for Boston. I have friends who run the Boston Marathon annually; one even ran in the early stages of her pregnancy. I have friends who ran it in 2013. It’s heart wrenching when you know persons who were injured in the bombing but learn from their strengths to forgive, find some resolution and look to(…)

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Chicago by Chocolate!

When visiting a new city, choosing from a variety of tours and day trips can give anyone a headache. Chicago made it easy for me with a walking chocolate tour! YES…CHOCOLATE!! It never occurred to me Chicago would have chocolates until it was offered through the Women in Travel Summit I was attending there. Afterall who would not want to eat(…)

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A Walk to Remember – Picturesque Boston

Boston is one of the few cities where I declare myself a “tourist at home.” I went to college in Boston, I worked in Boston, I came frequently on business and now I return to visit old friends and their new babies. But what’s there to do when you feel like you’ve come “home” each time? Besides eating and drinking off(…)

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An Original Mud Bath Experience in Napa!

An Original Mud Bath Experience in Napa!

A spa date at Dr Wilkinson’s Hot Springs and Mud Bath, in the cute little town of Calistoga, north of Napa, was the perfect way to end our girl trip. Yes Calistoga is mud bath capital and so many of all different budgets have popped up over the years but we chose Dr Wilkinson’s as it was the(…)

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An evening at Chihuly Garden and Glass

An evening at Chihuly Garden and Glass

I honestly had no plans to visit the Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum on our visit to Seattle. Heck we were scheduled to visit Seattle for a few days and I had done no research other than knowing I wanted to visit Boeing…this was going to be another one of my “just get there and wing it”(…)

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TGIF in Sonoma Country!

TGIF in Sonoma Country!

One Friday cruising Sonoma Country in our Navigator, what better way to say TGIF?  It didn’t take much effort for us to agree on hiring a driver to drive us around for our wine tastings, so popular in these parts. I mean who wants to be designated driver given all the awesome wines to be tasted?  Napa Bee Driven I(…)

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Gastronomic Sonoma!

Gastronomic Sonoma!

Sonoma is a quite the rustic town, one to easily fall in love with. Sonoma Plaza had some of the cutest shops and restaurants and my goodness the food and drinks were simply fantastic! We first had pre dinner drinks at the El Dorado Kitchen….hmmm cocktails with names like Clear Conscience, A Vague Recollection, Truese or Dare, Pear-Ly Legal(…)

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Roadtrip to Napa/Sonoma…the beginning!

Roadtrip to Napa/Sonoma…the beginning!

California has always felt like the other side of the world to me (says the person who would fly 23 odd hours to South East Asia in a heartbeat).  So when a friend suggested Napa for her birthday, how could I resist temptation?  I mean Napa/Sonoma in late Fall?  Wine?  Cheese?  More wine?  Awesome girlfriends!  More(…)

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Brunching at the Seattle Space Needle

Brunching at the Seattle Space Needle

It may sound cliché to do something so touristy but weekend brunch at the Skycity Restaurant at the top of the Space Needle deserves a highlight, for tourists and locals alike. It’s even more of an exciting experience when trying to do this in one hour before jetting off to the airport to catch a(…)

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