Luxury Cruising Tips

All-inclusive cruising at it's best. My wonderful friend Becky Lukovic of Bella Travel Planning recently posted her cruise tips for terrific cruising on large-ship lines. (She's in Alaska right now!) Of course, because they're a little different, I sent her my personal cruise tips for ultra-lux lines. Ultra lux cruises generally feature smaller ships, fewer... Continue Reading →

The Four Times I’ve Seen Notre Dame* or How Tragedy Can Create Community

*with apologies to Dave Chappelle On April 15, we watched Notre Dame of Paris burn. As the flames spread, we all prayed the structural integrity of the building would hold and contemplated the very possible loss of the finest example of Gothic architecture in existence. We watched as the spire crumbled and cried. And then... Continue Reading →

My 2018 Game Changers

OK, OK, I swear, this is the last round-up post from 2018.  However, it's been my tradition to share a few things that were real game changers for me in the past year.  No surprise they often involve food and drink, and yes, I realize I'm late to the party on many of them. Forgive... Continue Reading →

Quotes for 2018

Years ago I picked up the habit of writing down a quote each week in my planner.  It might be something I read, or heard, or that spoke to me on the internet.  Sometimes, it's related to the news of the day or a project.  In past years, I've shared these with a great group... Continue Reading →

Paying for the Magic

Recently, a friend was complaining about an upcoming business trip.  Between meetings, and presentations, manning a trade show booth, and group dinners, she was already exhausted.  It didn't sound like her company gave staff much room for variation on a set schedule. I suggested my favorite recipe for self-care on a business trip especially when... Continue Reading →

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