There’s something about winter – the holidays, crisp and snowy weather, comfort food, and warm beverages – that simply make it a wonderful time of the year. And thus, there are some destinations that really stand out as a place to celebrate the season, whether to escape the cold, or embrace the Christmas season. Here are five of my top picks for wonderful European winter destinations. Continue reading “5 Wonderful European Winter Destinations”
Sequoia National Park is known to many as the home of California’s large, giant sequoia trees. That’s at least what I went looking for when I had some free time during a work trip and made my way to the Ash Mountain entrance of the park. Although I never made it to the trees themselves (more on that below), the massive park has a lot to offer for nature enthusiasts like myself.
As someone who is not a fan of early morning flights – but often has to take them – finding a comfortable place to rest my head that is conveniently located to the airport is essential. In the Los Angeles area, the LAX Marriott Hotel has become just that for me. Each visit there – thanks to the modern decor, location, and comfortable, functional rooms – has made the hotel a place I look forward to staying at to regroup before a long flight. Here’s my take on the hotel. Continue reading “A Review: LAX Marriott Hotel in Los Angeles, California”
Business travel over recent years has brought me to a variety of places – Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York City, and in my current position, Nevada and California. With each business trip I go on, my goal – in addition to actually working – is always to fit in a bit of sightseeing. While this can be challenging when you are busy, its not impossible if you are creative, plan ahead, and maximize your time. Here are six tips on how to add sightseeing to business travel. Continue reading “How to Add Sightseeing to Business Travel”
Nothing epitomized Tuscany more to me than Italian Cypress trees, rolling hills, world-famous wineries, the renaissance in Florence, and as the movie Under the Tuscan Sun showed us: a great place to get away from it all. With a few days to spare during my trip to England for a wedding, Mark and I made our way south to explore Pisa, Florence, and the Tuscan countryside. Here’s how we spent our three days.
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