By the time this blog goes live, I will be halfway through my adventure in Utah. It has always been on my list of places to explore, but I have never had the chance or the travel buddy until now. Before this, I have only been to the western side of the United States for quick work trips or a weekend wedding but have never had the chance to explore for more than a day or two.
California is officially open for business! Our West Coast sales team of one — yours truly — celebrated the occasion with a round of in-person meetings with none other than Francis X. Gallagher in town. It was an eventful week, to say the least. We traversed the city from Manhattan Beach to San Bernardino County. Let me preface: I grew up on the West Side, Culver City to be precise, and for anyone who knows a West-sider, you know we rarely leave the perimeter. One of our meetings took us to Rancho Cucamonga; Upland, specifically. For my West-siders, I know you’re crying inside; trust me, I did, too, when I was asked to get out there. I even asked if I needed my passport.
Now that it is officially summer, I am starting to get excited about some of the things I have planned for the rest of the summer. Although I love low-key summer days hanging out in the pool and relaxing, you still have to take advantage of summer and all it has to offer.
For more than 12 years now, my husband and I have been making the four-hour trip up Interstate 5 between our home in Southern Oregon to Portland, where several friends and family members live. Pre-COVID, we'd make that journey every few months, and we'd usually make it in one hop, with no stops except for a soft drink or perhaps a quick drive-through fast food meal. About four years ago, though, our neighbors, who also travel pretty regularly to the Portland area, asked if we'd ever stopped at the Creswell Bakery. They went on to rave about the sandwiches and great baked goods to be had there. On their recommendation, we decided to stop in on our next trip north.
I recently learned about ROAM Luggage, a brand that allows you to create your own luggage design. I was intrigued by the concept and set out to learn more. Those designing their own suitcases can choose the colors for every detail from a palette of choices — there won’t be any mistaking your bag on the luggage carousel anymore! ROAM was created by one of the founders of TUMI Luggage, alongside a team of experts. All the luggage is handcrafted in the United States. Once designed, it is custom-built by American artisans and shipped within one to five days.
I’m back — and, oh, what a trip it was! I believe we left off Part One as I was about to head to my first beach day on a beautiful island in Bayahibe, a resort town about 10 miles east of La Romana.
A few weekends ago, my friend and I took another friend away for a weekend of winery hopping as a mini-bachelorette party. We haven’t all been together in years, so it was a perfect excuse to reconnect and celebrate her upcoming wedding. Our Airbnb was just across the state line of West Virginia, and we spent the day exploring wineries in Purcellville, Virginia.
Love to laugh and travel? Join Just For Laughs in Cancún presented by Pollen Presents Nov. 3–7. This festival event brings together the relaxing accommodations of a 5-star resort and laugh-out-loud funny comedy sets for a long, unforgettable escape.
The biggest names in the Middle East sporting community will gather for the Sports Industry Awards as the event returns for its eighth edition. SPIA recognizes the achievements of individuals, organizations, facilities and campaigns that contributed to the development of sport in the region.
A handful of historic towns in Texas Hill Country reinvented themselves as upscale food, wine and culture destinations. Fredericksburg is the shining star among them, transcending its historic German underpinnings to the point where it’s drawing a more cosmopolitan group of visitors, including many from outside Texas.
In an exclusive partnership, Lufthansa Group teams with Viking Cruises to offer the cruise line’s travelers direct, non-stop flights from the New York City area to Malta (MLA), beginning June 30. Flights will operate three times weekly on Lufthansa’s Airbus A350-900, departing from Newark Liberty International Airport.
The Sports Industry Awards returned with a bang last night as 200 guests packed the W Hotel Great Ball Room for the gala ceremony.
Indianapolis International Airport officially opened its first-ever art gallery, The KIND Gallery, named after the airport’s international airport code. It is initially featuring artists from Harrison Center for the Arts.
As the vaccine rolls out and travel begins to pick up, it’s time to start dreaming of your next trip. Here’s some destination inspiration for you. Take a visual journey through Panama City with us.
Boca Raton Resort & Club recently announced a new partnership with Major Food Groups, creating one of the best culinary destinations in the United States. Major Food Groups is the company behind some of the hottest restaurants, including Carbone, The Grill and Parm. This partnership will launch multiple dining concepts as part of the resort's $150 million transformation.