• Return to the Gilded Age: Article National Geographic Traveler Why you’ll soon be pining for the splendor and the decadence of a New York City grand hotel. The full article can be accessed here. Or read in print in National Geographic Traveler’s October 2015 issue:
  • Dining With George Washington at Mount Vernon The royals are coming to Mount Vernon again this week. Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall have added George Washington’s home to their itinerary.   It’s my favorite site near Washington, DC. I thought it an appropriate time to share some of the Washington’s culinary preferences and challenges. Always an interesting historic home to […]
  • Loving Boar’s Head Inn and Presidential Homes in Charlottesville Travel near home for a peripatetic traveler like me is always welcome.  And I live in Virginia, a state with the most phenomenal sites, history, food and wine.  It is inexcusable that I have not been to the more of my state, so my 2014 resolution is to rectify that.  My first trip has convinced […]
  • Motorola Droid Ultra and Virginia Wine Preface this post by saying I need a Personal Assistant—I really need one as my life is now far too complicated for me to get it all right.  So when Verizon sent me the new Motorola Droid Ultra with “Google Now” or the voice activated personal assistant I was thrilled. I packed it up for […]
  • Highlights of the Getty Museum and Villa One of my favorite museums in the world is the Getty Museum, which I recently paid a visit to.  Check out the highlights in my video below!
  • Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes “When Art Danced with Music”   A Blockbuster Exhibit  **Not to be Missed** Diaghilev’s Groundbreaking Ballets Russes to be Showcased at National Gallery of Art, Washington May 12–September 2, 2013—Sole US Venue Renowned artists include Nijinsky, Stravinsky, Picasso and Chanel
  • Global Entry — Hurrah! (Note: If you are standing in a passport line reading this, bookmark it and wait until you are home. It won’t help and will only frustrate you. You should have applied for Global Entry last year.) For the past months (years), all of the news about air travel, airlines and airports has been negative. The […]
  • Top Sites for ‘Presidential’ Visits in Washington, DC As many prepare to visit the Washington, DC region for President Obama’s second inauguration, I would like to share with you my top recommendations for presidential-themed visits. This list is very subjective; my passions and places I return to time and again to experience the inspiring history around us. 1. The fabulous Smithsonian Museum Support […]
  • North Korea, Mongolia and More Surprising Vacation Destinations I just returned from three days of meetings and parties in Marrakech, Morocco at the fourth annual PURE Life Experiences Travel Conference. I know, the title sounds slightly “New Age,” and maybe it is, but it is also one of the most creative, prescient three days I have spent in many years. We all read […]
  • North Korea, Mongolia and More Surprising Vacation Destinations I just returned from three days of meetings and parties in Marrakech, Morocco at the fourth annual PURE Life Experiences Travel Conference. I know, the title sounds slightly “New Age,” and maybe it is, but it is also one of the most creative, prescient three days I have spent in many years. We all read […]

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