You Rule

My friend just surprised her husband with a family get away for his birthday. One rule: No cell phones. I think some rules were just made to be broken. For example, we all know (as a general rule), it is not a good idea to speak to strangers. I find people can’t wait to talk to me when I am …

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Business or pleasure?

When I mention to people that I am going to be traveling, the first question I am asked is “business or pleasure”? My response is always “both”. I don’t think of my time that way. I never have. When I was younger, I was not the type to study in the library or even at a desk. I would study …

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All about the HAM – by Jill Liberman

The holidays are the biggest time of year to travel and spend time with friends and family. With that in mind, I thought it would be the perfect time to blog about the Ham. No, not the honey baked kind, the largest city in Alabama. Great food? Check. Birmingham is home to James Beard Foundation winners and nominees and many …

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Can you spare some change?

So many people share with me how travel has changed the way they look at the world. It also can change the way we look at ourselves. It can inspire us and impact our lives. Embracing new cultures and exploring foreign lands gives a new perspective on life. Visiting different places and meeting new people helps us appreciate and understand …

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Word Up!

I have a dear friend who loves to say the word ciao. He is not Italian. Heck, he’s never been to Europe, but he uses the word as if he lived in Venice his whole life. I started thinking about how so many of us , myself included, have come to embrace certain “foreign” words  and phrases.  I have a …

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What’s on Your Plate?

When I think about my travels, going as far back to family vacations growing up, I have fond memories of …food! There is something about traveling and food that go together, well, like peanut butter and jelly. Sure, those family ski trips in Vermont were lots of fun, but what I remember most about them is stopping at the drive-thru for a soft serve …

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What is a Pen Pal?

It has been a long time since I was in elementary school (talk about stating the obvious) but I still lovingly remember my sixth grade teacher, Mrs. Fisher. Mrs. Fisher always knew what to say to make me feel good. But what really stands out about her as a teacher is she did things differently than the other teachers. Our …

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Picture Perfect

There are so many things I love about being in the travel industry. One of my favorite things is the fabulous people I have met. Another is the opportunity to explore new places. What’s better than seeing the world? I am definitely a VideoGlobetrotter – I experience the joy of travel daily through watching travel videos. It is such a …

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