Billing itself as “The Best Free Show on Broadway,” n’s Stardust Dineras been open since the 80’s, but it’s décor, memorabilia and food will take you back to the 50’s. However, what are you really going to see at this popular tourist destination in the heart of Times Square? [ ... ]
Relax at the Qua Bath and Spa, play the slots and dress to the nines to party at the Pool After Dark. This is just part of a Caesers Atlantic City girlfriend getaway. Located on the Boardwalk and the Atlantic Ocean, Caesers offers entertainment and fabulous dining.
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Cozy is the word my son used to describe our room at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Not the first word that usually comes to mind when you describe a 22-acre property with 3,500 rooms. It’s a testament to Hilton’s commitment to creating a family friendly environment at their enormous p [ ... ]
Disney makes the magic look easy, but there is a lot that goes on behind the scenes. I am always inspired by the team of people who create the masterful new Disney experiences. One of the pleasures of my job is getting to spend time talking with and learning from these incredibly creative [ ... ]
Who says you can’t surf in the desert? The Kierland FlowRider opened last year at the Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. It’s the first of its kind in Arizona and one of the main reasons why I think the Westin Kierland rocks for kids and anyone else that loves to have fun. Kierl [ ... ]
Context Travel is a Rome-based tour company that offers educational walking tours for a number of European destinations. What makes Context Travel unique is its intellectual and educational focus, with experts from a variety of disciplines, including literature, history and art, leading the tours an [ ... ]
Most of us have a memory of getting lost as a young child. I remember the first time I couldn’t find my parents. I was probably about six years old and I was playing in the Barbie section at K-Mart. My Mom kept telling me it was time to go but obviously, as a five-year-old child, I was too b [ ... ]
When you have a child with Autism, you know in the back of your head that all plans are tentative. Once plane tickets are purchased it is a lot harder to cancel or back out (at least in my experience). Road trips can be delayed, cancelled, or completely rescheduled without taking a hit to the wallet. Plus I like driving (by myself). I find it very relaxing and great for clearing my head. But flying – that is the most freeing feeling of all.
There is, of course, the stress of getting to the airport, checking in, getting through security, boarding, and crossing your fingers that nobody sits next to you part of it, which I could do without. My favourite part is the moment the plane’s wheels leave the ground, followed by the thrust of the engines as you leave everything behind you and head up into the sky. I still see flying as a miracle, even though I’ve been on more planes than I can count.
2011 promises to be a better year for travel already. In three weeks I’m heading down to Nashville for the Blissdom Conference. I’ve never been to Nashville, and I am really looking forward to spending time with some of my favorite ladies and geeking out over the latest trends in social media. The conference is at the Opryland hotel and will be a lot of fun. Add to that I have my own room at the Opryland Hotel so I will get some time to be alone. That’s "blissdom" unto itself. The only question I have is will my old cowboy boots cut it or am I going to be forced into investing in a new pair once I get there? Not a terrible problem to have at all!
Going away for three nights will require quite a bit of up front preparation so that my husband and in-laws aren’t left completely on their own. Grocery shopping, laundry, and having the house organized are a must. Pre-made lunches, clothes selected for the kids for each day, schedules nailed down, and a lot of paying it forward are also must haves. Three nights away will easily require three weeks preparation. But I believe 2011 is going to be a terrific year all around. Who knows, I may even swing another trip as early as February? I’ll see how my family copes with me being gone for a few days in January before I book another plane ticket though!