Tag: National Parks
This is a special week as I am visiting Yellowstone National Park for the first time, adding one more stamp to my National Parks Passport. I’m enjoying my stay in a cute little cabin in an area where you can cross three states in the span of 30 minutes. It’s honestly a fantastic time to be at the park, on an off week, because the crowds are quite tame.
Reconnecting the World: GBTA Convention 2023 Spotlights the Vital Role of Business Travel and In-Person Connection
In an increasingly digital and interconnected world, the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Convention remains an indispensable platform for business travel industry professionals seeking to make the most of the power of face-to-face connections. Taking place August 13–15 in Dallas, the 2023 GBTA Convention provides the unique opportunity for professionals and companies to join visionaries, thought leaders and industry experts for meaningful networking, cutting-edge insights and inspiring innovation.
For the second installment of “Where Did Maria Go?”, I take you to one of California’s most stunning national parks, Sequoia. Did you know the Sequoia redwood was named after Sequoya (a.k.a. George Guess, 1760–1843), a Cherokee man who invented a system of writing his people’s language? Some internet sources say the word sequoia means "sparrow," but I also saw "hog," so I’ll have to confirm with someone of the Cherokee Nation. Aside from my fascination with etymology, I love nature and the great outdoors. I am a proud National Parks passport holder and own a mug with the famous John Muir quote, “The mountains are calling and I must go.”
Yesterday as I was scrolling through my pictures, planning on posting something on Facebook for National Daughters Day, I was reminded how many great trips we've taken with our daughters. And while I love the one-on-one time I share with my husband on our solo excursions, those family sojourns can't be beat for the fun and special memories they provide. Our trips started out modestly enough when the girls were small . . . mostly car trips to visit family or attend a wedding or special event. As they got older, our horizons literally expanded, and to this day (if not for this year) we continue to plan trips that now include them, their spouses and children.
My friends and I planned to go to Atlanta to see the Braves in May for our 20th annual “Boys of Summer” baseball trip. Because of the season postponement and uncertainty, we are looking at other options.