I attended the annual Global Business Travel Association convention in San Diego this week and, while there, I had the opportunity to both learn more about Blacklane and try the service. The focused ride company offers chauffeured, black-car service in 250 cities worldwide, ensuring quality and safety in

My mom and I recently enjoyed a mother-daughter day, visiting Asbury Park, New Jersey, with a stop at the Jackson Premium Outlets on the return. We began our daytrip with breakfast at Purple Glaze Donuts. Located a couple miles from the beach, the donut shop sells

I write to you from the beautiful and diverse city of San Diego, California. The Global Business Travel Association celebrates its 50th anniversary, and part of the Global Traveler team is here to celebrate and be part of this amazing event. It’s not only my first time in

This past weekend I participated in the national tasting of Portuguese wines with the chapter of the American Wine Society I am a member of in a lake community in northeastern Pennsylvania. Our chapter is made up of friends and family of the lake community.

It’s been a challenging summer here in Connecticut, weather-wise. Temperatures soared into the 90s and and above 100, with high humidity and lots of rain and thunderstorms in the mix. Not exactly the best beach and barbecue weather. At our house, add the continuing home

My local Skokie Police Department isn't just the talk of the town. Thanks to its lip sync video, it went viral. The lip sync challenge started in Texas in June. The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office shared a video of deputy Alexander Mena, stating he had “a

During our recent trip to the Oregon Coast, we joined some of the one million people who tour the Tillamook Cheese Factory each year. If you grew up in the Pacific Northwest, you probably grew up eating Tillamook grilled cheese sandwiches and ice cream; the

Over the weekend, my friend Matt and I decided to treat ourselves. Instead of our usual feast at the local farmers market, we decided to go to one of our favorite Chinese restaurants in town, Dragon. Dragon not only changed location since we were last there,

While we’ve covered it before on our site, I only recently read about the TraffickCam app allowing travelers to upload hotel room images to a database in an effort to combat human sex trafficking. This seemingly small step for travelers gives way for impactful results. Only a

This past weekend I visited my fiancée in Waynesboro, Virginia, where she is spending six weeks as a veterinary technician extern. Halfway through her visit, she has saved many animals and explored some with her newfound roommates. I drove down after work on Friday, a

Last week, I got back from an amazing trip to Hawai'i. I'm trying to keep that tan going as my summer meetings and business get back to normal. One thing that will last is my experience on Hawaiian Airlines' newest aircraft: the Airbus A321 Neo. This

I spent Tuesday evening with friends Paul and Lori Myers, enjoying the band 7th Heaven at Hillside Festival. It was my first 7th Heaven show, but they are longtime fans of the band, having seen them more than 100 times. Formed in 1985, 7th Heaven is a

There is little evidence to dismiss the statement, “We are constantly connected.” The use of cellphones and computers established a 24/7 line of communication that never turns off. As I travel for work and leisure, the constant stream of connections is all around me, but

A few weeks ago while on a family reunion trip on the northern Oregon coast, I experienced zip lining for the first time. By the end of our tour, I was wondering why it had taken me so long to try the sport. We'd discovered High

I’m sure we’ve all heard of Le Dîner en Blanc or, at the very least, seen our social media feeds fill with photos of friends dressed in white at a fabulous picnic. Le Dîner en Blanc began three decades ago in Paris and has grown to

A few weekends ago, my husband, sister-in-law and her husband spent the weekend at a relative’s house in Sea Isle City, New Jersey. The weather wasn’t ideal for the beach, so we decided to spend some time visiting the local wineries. Our first stop was Hawk