San franscisco
San Francisco, CA

Union Street San Francisco

San Francisco is full of neighborhoods that I love to visit over and over again: Fisherman’s Wharf, North Beach, and Chinatown, to name a few. However, I also love to explore and discover new, less-touristed areas and neighborhoods. For that, Union Street in the Cow Hollow neighborhood definitely fits the …

Where to stay in Chile
Chile, SA

Where to Stay in Santiago

On a trip to Santiago, Chile to celebrate my husbands’s birthday, we stayed at the DoubleTree by Hilton in the upscale Las Condes neighborhood. While we often try to stay at smaller, local boutique properties when traveling, we had points to use up, and so chose this international chain. And …

Chicago restaurants
Chicago, IL

Thai One On in Chicago

One of my favorite restaurants in Chicago for caual dining is Dao Thai Restaurant and Noodle Palace conveniently located just east of Michigan Avenue on Ohio. They have terrific food (I love their pad Thai with extra tofu, and the crab rangoon wanton.) However, my favorite thing about this restaurant …

New York, NY

Buona Caccia

Eataly is an indoor Italian market/restaurant/cooking school/wine shop/all around fun place to hang out. The original is located at 200 5th Avenue (at 23rd) in NYC and has become one of my new favorite places to spend time in Manhattan when I find myself with a bit of spare time …

Miami Beach, FL

Miami Beach: Wolfsonian- FIU Museum

Miami Beach offers fun in the sun during the day and  great resaurants and nightclubs at night. But if you take a closer look, you’ll see that it also offers some terrific cultural experiences. If you want to do something a little different when visiting SoBe, think about heading over …

New York, NY

Free Friday Night in NYC

If you’re spending a long weekend in New York City, head to the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) for UNIQLO Free Friday nights from 4:00pm – 8:00pm. You can’t buy tickets in advance so you have to go there and get in line – but I promise that, even if …

Washington, DC

Zaytinya – A Taste Treat in DC

When I’m in DC for work, I always try to make my way over to Zaytinya – which means “olive oil” in Turkish – for lunch or dinner at least once. It’s an easy walk from the Convention Center if you’re there for a conference, or located directly across from …

New York, NY

A Walk in the Park

If you’re in NYC staying somewhere above 56th for work and you happen to find yourself with that elusive 1/2 hour or hour before your next meeting or dinner, take a walk in the park. Central Park provides a haven away from the frantic bustle and noise of Manhattan and no …

Las Vegas, NV

Get Outside in Vegas

Sometimes when I’m working at an event that takes place at one of the casino/event centers in Las Vegas, I almost feel like a prisoner. The event and conference space is connected to the hotel and colleagues and clients often just want to meet at restaurants or bars located on …

Minneapolis, MN

A Taste of the “Mini-Apple”

Because I travel from Minneapolis to other cities, I forget that some of you might be traveling to Minneapolis and want to know of some fun, interesting things there are to do here. So if you’re business travels bring you to the “Mini – Apple”  Here are three things that …