Recently, my friend and I discovered a new travel accessories brand called Beis, owned by actress Shay Mitchell, best known for her roles as Emily in Pretty Little Liars and Peach in the Netflix thriller You. Shay took a little break from acting and started focusing on Beis.
Sometimes you want a vacation that is packed with lots of physical activity and challenges, and other times you're just looking for doing not much more than sitting on a beach or by a pool and watching the world go by. Our recent 10-day trip to Eagle Crest Resort in Central Oregon provided both. Last week I wrote about some hiking we did in the area, providing both lovely views and a good workout.
I’ve always been more of a spectator than a participant. I’m not sporty or very coordinated, so I often bow out of activities that require any sort of athletic ability. I can’t swim, so that rules out a slew of fun things to do in tropical locales. I often find myself sitting on the sidelines, just observing my husband and daughter while they enjoy thrilling adventures. And I have never minded before. I loved watching them snorkel from my beach lounge chair in Riviera Maya, Mexico. I laughed from the safety of our boat as they did flips off a water trampoline in the Finger Lakes. Over the years, I became the designated photographer, trying to get a good shot of them on a roller coaster, while I held drinks and bags firmly on the ground at HersheyPark in Pennsylvania. I dutifully took photos of my husband as he hung awkwardly upside down to kiss the Blarney Stone in Ireland. I have taken LOTS of photos on many trips!
Over the past few weeks, my husband and I tried a couple new and new-to-us restaurants in Philadelphia and South Jersey.
A bunch of us spent the weekend in Milwaukee. Although it's only 90 minutes from Chicago, we stayed at a friend's house just outside of Milwaukee.
As summer fades and the Jersey Shore traffic dies down on the East Coast, my family decided to close out the redemption summer of 2021 with a trip to Jacksonville, Florida. Certainty short and undeniably sweet, last weekend was filled with bike rides, quality family time and endless stories reflecting on a wonderful summer of travel and adventure.
As I wrote a few weeks ago, my family enjoyed a stay at Eagle Crest Resort just outside of Redmond, Oregon, in August. It was a three-generation vacation, with the youngest less than 2 years old and the oldest just north of 70. As I indicated in my first blog, Central Oregon offers year-round outdoor recreation of many types, so we readily managed to find activities to appeal to everyone and each one's abilities.
GBTA’s Convention 2021 will bring the business travel industry together for the first time in a long time. Once again, you’ll learn and connect with experts and each other, along with discussions with leading thinkers, entrepreneurs and change makers addressing the issues that matter most.
I imagine that when writer Hans Christian Andersen mused, “Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale,” he was standing at the edge of Copenhagen’s historic Tivoli Gardens, one of his favorite haunts, enlivened by the swirl of human happiness that surrounded him: children laughing; carousels spinning; games of chance played for prizes; lovers holding hands; hungry people whispering over sweets, hot drinks, beer and towering, open-faced smørrebrød, Denmark’s quintessential sandwich. That fairy tale lives on today at the second-oldest amusement park in the world, a spectacle of folly architecture, bakeries, gardens, rides, restaurants, puppet shows and joy ... and which also happens to be one of the city’s most storied places to convene for business.
The restored Park Hyatt Toronto reopened its doors, bringing luxury, sophistication and glamour alongside a nod to the hotel’s Canadian heritage. Alessandro Munge of Studio Munge collaborated on the hotel’s refresh, drawing inspiration from Canada’s seasons and natural landscapes.
The Global Business Travel Association’s (GBTA) Convention 2021 will be unlike any other convention before it, as we come together in person for the first time since the business travel industry drastically changed and look forward to rebuilding and reshaping the future. GBTA Convention 2021 will bring all of us together to learn from experts and each other, in-person at Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, Nov. 17–19. The safety of our attendees is our top priority. View health and safety protocols.
I recently dined at Irwin’s in Philadelphia. The restaurant is located on the rooftop of the Bok Building, a former school turned collective of small businesses, non-profits, artist workshops, a bar and restaurant. I previously visited Bok for the bar and yoga classes, and I was excited to experience the restaurant.
Prince Waikiki is offering a limited-time, fun in the sun Fall Into Fun Sale alongside fall programming this season. Some of the programming includes yoga and meditation classes, live musicians, island-inspired cocktails and the immersive Indulge Dinner.
Since its prestige for attracting the world elite grew in the 1960s, Greece remains the go-to destination for glittering holidays. Each step of the journey is enrobed in luxury, from culinary traditions with the highest standard of execution and name-brand, high-end shopping to first-rate wellness locales and elite accommodations, like 5-star hotels, private villas and yachts.
Cathay Pacific reaffirms its commitment to reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 with a pledge to use Sustainable Aviation Fuel for 10 percent of its total fuel consumption by 2030. The airline has made pioneering efforts in supporting SAF development for more than 10 years.