Where Are You Going? Can I Come Along?

If you’re already in the thick of making summer travel plans, even though you haven’t asked for my advice, just like your mother I’m going to give it to you anyway, so listen up!

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It’s Been a Minute, yes?

Have you been waiting long?

Having survived the last few years of le confinement, best if we prepare to NOT be surprised by whatever lies ahead because in your book of life, do you know the whole plot? Of course not, which is why if wine could talk a lot more people would be great storytellers.

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Feeling New in 2022?

Now that we’ve left the void that was 2021, let’s change our energy level and focus on the “new NOW” in 2022.

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Meetings Mayhem!

Mayhem Warning: reading this book will shift your understanding about how even the best laid plans, organized by experienced professionals, can quickly take a detour! (Look mom, I did it!)

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What Travel Was and Will Be

Travel used to be an adventure, but we’re all a little bit rusty now, still in the “relearning to travel” stage. Except that this is going to be harder than just getting back on the bike and peddling again.

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BOUNCING BACK or Making a Swivel?

You can call it your bounce back or the end of your own personal pandemic hell, but it does finally seem like the right time to return to the dance. But will your cha-cha be the same?

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Do You Have a Post-Pandemic Travel Wish List?

Are you ready to come out of your COVID cloud and travel somewhere? It’s time to lift off and go places again (safely, of course). Where are your post pandemic travel dreams taking you these days? I’m sharing a few of mine here.

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Dear Sweet February. . .

Well I think we can all agree that January was a bust, but here to save us at last is February. It’s short; it’s sweet. And so is this post.

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“TRAVITUDE”

Are you grumpy because you miss travel? Then you’re in my new group where we all suffer with travitude. Read on for what that means and how sharing our travel memories can help us cope!

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Meeting Business as Usual – with caveats

If you’re curious about what it’s like to get on an airplane again as well as check in to a hotel during pandemic pandemonium read on for details from my recent experience on a business trip to Nashville.

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Remember Travel?

Tired of sitting at home staring out the window and thinking about your next escape? Take a journey with me as we visually revisit some of my personal travel ‘postcards’, and who knows? Maybe you will be inspired to pull out some of your own memories! Yet one more activity you can do from the comfort of your couch!

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Wag This Way

May you never bark at your own reflection.

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Christmas on a Cruise?

Yes, we finally did it exactly one year ago this month.  And while I had a tiny bit of pre-trip anxiety about what it would be like (well, actually more like a feeling of “nothing can beat Christmas in my jammies at home with my “special eggnog” and sister’s delicious homemade cookies, but go ahead […]

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Anchors Aweigh – Thoughts from a Military Funeral

  Seems weird writing a blog post about a funeral but then again this wasn’t just your average family funeral. This one had a bugler, a bagpiper, a full military band, horse drawn caisson, and the seven member honor guard with rifles at hand, all in place to provide the final salute to this decorated […]

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Meeting Notes From the Kingdom

Mickey Margarita

Worked a meeting at ‘the happiest place on earth’ last week, aka Walt Disney World here in Orlando, and yes, I couldn’t resist snapping a few photos of the not-so-hidden Mickey’s you see everywhere. And by everywhere I do mean, well, see for yourself.

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Being the First – One Small Step

I was the last child born into a family of four, so growing up I didn’t have a lot of experience with being the first. But here are some people that do:

* Barack Obama, USA’s first African American President
* Sandra Day O’Connor, first female US Supreme Court Justice
* Charles Lindbergh, first person to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean

Then there was this guy, Neil Armstrong. First man to step foot on the moon.

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