Archive for January, 2009

wine nights

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

[From Susie & Mike’s Santa Barbara trip, 2006] I have been trying to make plans to get together with a long lost friend/former co-worker and it has got me thinking about our wine nights, and how much I miss them. On special days after work, I would head over to her apartment and we would […]

travel deals are everywhere

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

This week, Camels & Chocolate alerted me to the fact that Virgin America‘s Boston launch could mean some great deals out of Boston – she wasn’t kidding. But, Virgin America isn’t the only one offering travel deals lately… Beginning 2/12/09 you can fly with Virgina America from BOS to SFO to LAX from only $139.00 […]

travel gear tuesday: don’t go hungry

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

As part of my packing strategy for my trip to Guatemala and El Salvador, I went to BJ’s Wholesale Club and bought a giant pack of LUNA bars – you would have thought I was packing to go live there. Fearing that I might adopt the comfort level that my friend Sue had achieved after […]

paris in spring

Monday, January 26th, 2009

1,000 places to see before you die

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

Have you read 1,000 Places To See Before You Die? My friend Bryce gave this to me as a gift a while back. You remember Bryce, the solo traveler to Peru. As you can see, she even took the time to make notes and narrow things down with those little bookmarks at the top – […]

my stomach is in ireland

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

For the past few weeks I have been experimenting with my meals. Twice I made a stir fry and once I made a soup with Japanese noodles. A few times I tried tofu, once it was good when Mike made it and then another time, when I did – not so much. That being said, […]

my little link bureau

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

I am not letting go of the excitement over the inauguration of President Obama! I feel like it happened so fast and it never really sunk in, probably because I listened to most of the broadcast via headphones as the visual streamed in behind my Microsoft Outlook. As I sat next to my TV last […]

how i wish i were in dc

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

I am interrupting the regularly scheduled travel gear tuesday to draw attention to an historic day – a day that I have been excited about for a very long time. Today is President-elect Barack Obama‘s inauguration ceremony. I wish I could be in Washington, D.C. today. While I do not get to experience this first […]