One-Day Business Trip to Detroit

Some people say Detroit is a dead city. Some say that historic Motor City has been pushed past the point of no return after taking an economic beating in the last decade. But I spent just one day in Detroit on business, and I can personally attest that Detroit is very much alive, and very much on an upswing. The people of Detroit are strong. No economic decline can keep them down for good. Here’s…

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How to Spend a Long Weekend in San Diego

I found myself back in San Diego, California for the second spring in a row for a conference. Last year, my sister-in-law and her three kids were living in Coronado while her husband was out to sea. This year, I’m flying solo in San Diego with a day or so to kill on either side of the conference. If you’re planning a spring trip to San Diego, here are some recommendations to get inspired! Below…

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Christmas Week in Annapolis & Washington, DC

My husband and I rotate where we do Christmas each year. Some years we may stay home in Kansas City to visit with my side of the family and some of his, we may travel to wherever his parents are, or we’ll escape Christmas altogether and travel just the two of us wherever we want to go. This year was Christmas in Annapolis with his parents, and his sister, her husband and their three kids…

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Desert Hiking Trip to Moab, Utah

This was the second leg of my annual solo hiking trip to Utah. I spent the last few days in Salt Lake City and then hit the road for the gorgeous four-hour drive from Salt Lake City to Moab. It was a beautiful change of scenery navigating from the damp, cool mountains of northern Utah to the red dirt and dry desert of southern Utah. WHERE I STAYED IN MOAB I arrived in Moab early on…

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Visiting Salt Lake City & Park City in September

I try to get away every year or two for a hiking-based trip on my own. This year I escaped to spend some quality time in Utah. Other than my childhood visit to the Four Corners putting my foot across the state’s border, I have only spent an hour or two laid over in the Salt Lake City airport before this trip. After a colleague told me that Moab was one of the most beautiful…

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