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    Introduction to The Travel Column

    Ready or Not, Here I Come! Hide and seek was my favorite game as a child (other than forcing my sister Jessica to play opposite my princess as the loyal steed). I loved that each new game was a mystery to be solved. Whether hunter or prey, it was easy to experience suspense, adventure and […]

    October 2, 2011 11 Comments Travel
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    About Dear Mom

    The Dear Mom column is for items that may not fall into the travel or hotel category but are worth writing home about. This may include a great book, an interesting pastime, a lifestyle anecdote or just a product that left an impression. From time to time, I also might use this category to post […]

    September 24, 2011 0 Comments Dear Mom
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    Why Live a Little?

    Every morning I was dropped off at school, I received two important instructions for the day: “Throw away those smiles” and “Live a little!” The Live a Little column is reserved for my entries on hotels, those spaces so beloved by me that they needed their own room. I grew up in and around a […]

    September 24, 2011 1 Comment Live a Little