Category Archive for: ‘Travel’

Travel Passport Enough Pages

What to do when your Passport has no blank pages but still Valid?

For those of us that travel a great deal for business or pleasure, we come to a point where our passport might still be valid for 5 years but we have no blank passport pages left for visas or entry stamps. The US passport Office has stopped adding pages to passports because they felt it was not a secure process, …

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Travel Turkey Visa

Turkey Suspends Visa Issuance- Diplomatic Tit for Tat

Being the Chief Marketing Officer of Travel Documents Systems whatever happens on a visa or passport basis across the globe effects my clients. On October 9, 2017 Turkey announced that it was suspending Visa issuance to US passport holders. This suspension was a diplomatic response to the US suspending visa issuance to Turkish citizens. Currently Turkish visas will not be …

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Travel Souq Waqif Qatar

Souq Waqif- Doha’s Traditional Marketplace

I adore strolling and exploring Souq’s and Bazaars while traveling in the Middle East. Walking down the alleyways and finding great finds is exotic and fun. It takes me to another level and I feel like I have stepped back in time and I am a part of the traditional history of that country. The Souq’s and bazaars are precursors …

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Food Travel MamaJs

Mama J’s Kitchen- Southern Cuisine-Richmond Virginia

I love exploring and finding new dining venues when I am traveling. I spend so much time on business travel that I adore finding local favorites which allows me to immerse myself in the local culture. On a recent brief trip to Richmond, Virginia I wanted to try some great southern cooking so I went to Mama J’s Kitchen in …

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Travel Art Oculus NYC

OCULUS- World Trade Center- New York

The OCULUS at the World Trade Center designed by Spanish Architect Santiago Calatrava is supposed to represent a winged dove. The Ocalus is a 365,000 square foot retail and dining emporium and transportation center located right next to One Word Trade Center, Liberty Park and the National 911 memorial and museum. The OCULUS is significant because it is a gathering …

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Food Travel Nobu Downtown

NOBU Downtown- Financial District New York

I was in New York for a business event and a dear friend asked that I meet at NOBU Downtown for dinner. I was expecting a nice dining venue but what I encountered was a “WOW” moment when I entered NOBU downtown in the financial district. The landmark building at 195 Broadway is stunning. The main level holds the circular …

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Travel Iran Visas

Iran Visas- Exploration of new regions

I get lots of inquiries regarding visas to Iran. I am not going to get into any politics as I am not a politician but travelers are eager to go to Iran to discover the culture, arts, architecture, food and history. I personally adore exploring new destinations and allowing my mind to roam free. Whether you are traveling to Isfahan …

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Food Travel SANdeWICH DC

SUNdeVICH- Global Sandwiches-Washington DC

I love local dining venues because they bring life to a neighborhood and revitalize the dining scene. Local entrepreneurs can sense what is missing in their neighborhoods and fill the void by catering to the local’s food needs and providing what people are demanding. SUNdeVICH opened in the Shaw area of Washington DC in an alley on 9th street between …

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Food Travel Avenue31

Avenue 31- Modern dining Monte Carlo

On a recent business and cultural trip to Monte Carlo I dined at Avenue 31 located at 31 Avenue Princess Grace facing the water. Avenue 31 is located in a more residential area of Monte Carlo with upscale apartment buildings and stunning views of the sea. Avenue 31 is modern Mediterranean dining with a sleek and chic blue and beige …

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Travel Food Crazy Fish MonteCarlo 03

Crazy Fish- Monte Carlo

Anyone that knows me well knows that I adore seafood. Traveling for business a great deal, I have learned to eat healthy which helps me combat stress, fatigue and being out of my normal routine. The life of a road warrior is not easy. On a recent business trip to Monte Carlo I was invited to dinner at Crazy Fish, …

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