Around the world in.. more than 80 days
Aug02

Around the world in.. more than 80 days

Travel is one of my favorite hobbies. I certainly don’t do it as often as I used to and definitely not as often as I’d like. I’ve been very fortunate to see so many wonderful places, experience local cultures, try new foods, view stunning art and architecture and create numerous memories with family and friends. My desire was to one day visit 50 countries. Not sure I’ll get to that globetrotting number but...

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San Francisco Part 2
Sep08

San Francisco Part 2

I started a new job in July which required me to fly back to San Francisco and spend the work week. On this second trip I did not stay at the Intercontinental! Ironically, I stayed at the Club Quarters which is the same place I stayed the very first time I went to San Francisco with a previous company that is located around the corner from where my new company is. All very full circle. At the end of the work day I would get out a bit...

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San Francisco Part 1
Sep07

San Francisco Part 1

Twice this year I made the cross-country journey to San Francisco. On my first trip, Mario and I spent 4 days in the city by the bay to celebrate with our friends who got married. We decided to add a couple days to the weekend so that we could spend some time sightseeing and exploring. After the nuptial festivities were completed, we headed out to Golden Gate Park. Before arriving, I was expecting a nice walking area with some benches...

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The life of an Ambassador
Sep02

The life of an Ambassador

Yes I know, I have been incredibly dormant with my posting. I blame it on my sister who told me my photos were too big and she forced me to learn how to re-size them. So it is all her fault! I have much to catch up on as the last few months have been jam packed with a lot of adventure. It is a challenge to figure out where to begin so I figured I would start with the most recent experience. I should start with what made this past...

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London Weekend Chapter 4
Feb17

London Weekend Chapter 4

After a very busy Saturday with hours of walking and lots of good food I opted for a slightly slower Sunday. I slept in a bit longer and took my time getting myself together and out of the hotel. My first stop was to the British Museum which should be renamed the “Museum of Human Civilization”! Like many other extensive collections like the Vatican Museum or the Louvre it is impossible to see and appreciate the entire...

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London Weekend Chapter 3
Feb16

London Weekend Chapter 3

Once the food coma wore off from Borough Market I needed to stretch my legs so I took the long walk across the city and headed to Harrods. I realize going there was like a tourist in NYC going to the Empire State Building but I had to experience it at least once and I was in town after all. If you’ve ever been to Macy’s in Herald Square in Manhattan you can have an appreciation for the size and scale of what Harrods offers...

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