Category Archive for: ‘Travel’

Travel Packing 02

Packing for multiple destinations & climates!

I am getting ready to travel to multiple countries at various altitudes and climates. What to pack? I am facing temperatures from 32 degrees to 95 degrees Fahrenheit so I am in a predicament! It is hard enough to pack for one country but multiple can be daunting. I have learned over 25 years of business travel to take the …

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Food Travel Watergate Hotel 02

The revamped Watergate Hotel

When I think of the iconic Watergate Hotel I think of the Watergate break-ins, politics and intrigue. After a lengthy closure, new ownership and renovation the Watergate Hotel is back! The newly designed hotel by master Israeli industrial designer & architect Ron Arad gives the property a very modern and glamourous feel. Custom made furniture throughout, interesting wall treatments and …

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Travel Monserrate Bogota 02

Riveting Monserrate- Bogota, Colombia

One of the places that left a deep impression on me when I visited Bogota Colombia was Monserrate. A mountain that dominates the Skyline of Bogota sitting at 10, 341 feet above sea level with breathtaking view across the city. To get to Monserrate you can either take a cable car or hike to the top of the mountain as …

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Food Travel Hotel Bel Air

Wolfgang Puck at the Hotel Bel Air-Magical dining

I was recently in Los Angeles for business and for all of us that travel for business extensively, we know that business travel and especially lunches can become cumbersome. My recent Lunch at the Wolfgang Puck restaurant at the Hotel Bel- Air was anything but normal and it turned out to quite the magical experience. Of course I was with …

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Travel Food Sunsetbeach Shelter Island

Sunset Beach Hotel & Restaurant- Shelter Island

I adore spending time with my sister Sherry and my family at the beach. It is a time to disconnect, relax and reflect. It consists of family dinners outside on the terrace, long walks on the beach and the chance to shut off our electronic equipment and reconnect with each other. Share stories, catch up and savor the ocean breezes. …

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Travel Food Scarpetta

Scarpetta Beach at Gurney’s– Montauk

I find Montauk to be breathtaking with natural & raw vistas that gives one a true feel of freedom. Long stretches of beach, sand dunes, bonfires and a total laid back vibe. Recently I was vacationing with my family in East Hampton and we decided to go to the newly renovated & updated Gurney’s Montauk resort for dinner. It was …

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Food  Travel Gaira Cafe Bogota

Gaira Cafe-World Music & Dining- Bogota

I love to explore and truly get a sense of the local culture when I travel. It allows me to get in tune with locals and plunge into the local scene. We live in a world that has become so homogenized that I personally long to find different venues when I travel that place me in a different state of …

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Travel Lake Guatavita Colombia

Lake Guatavita- A slice of Nature-Colombia

On a recent cultural trip to Bogota we arranged a day trip to Lake Guatavita outside of Bogota. Lake Guatavita is a crater lake 3, 100 meters above sea level surrounded by a natural reserve. Lake Guatavita was a scared site to the Muisca Indigenous tribe that offered gold to its lake’s depths in honor of Chie the goddess of …

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Travel  Four Seasons Casa Medina

Four Seasons Casa Medina – a gem in Bogota

For those of us that are in a constant state of business travel it can becomes grueling. It is fantastic to find a hotel that feels more like a home than an impersonal hotel.   I find it soothing and comforting when I am staying in a smaller property that offers  more service and attention to detail. It makes business travel …

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Food La Mar Seafood Bogota

La Mar- tantalizing Seafood Bogota

La Mar is a fantastic modern seafood restaurant located in a fun and hip section of Bogota. With a detailed menu full of small and large plates the selection is truly fusion with so many different flavors and choices to select.   I went with a group and we decided to try an assortment of small plates which was a …

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