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Travel: BNP Paribas Open offers an immersive experience for tennis fans

Tennis star Roger Federer, of Switzerland, celebrates after winning the semifinals at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament in Indian Wells in 2018. He says fans who attend the annual competiton are some of the most knowledgeable in the world. (Photo by Mark J. Terrill, The Associated Press) Angela Jooste, 12, of San Diego, participates in a fan contest at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden where she had to catch a tennis ball on her racket thrown from a stage 25 feet away. She won a poster of t...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Tennis, Larry Ellison, Switzerland, San Diego, Roger Federer, Bulgaria, Bob, Victoria Azarenka, Albuquerque, Federer, Gael Monfils


My Top 12 Hostels in Lisbon in 2019

Posted: 2/18/2019 | February 18th, 2019 Lisbon is known to have some of the best hostels in the world. There are more than 100 hostels in the city and its hostels are usually always at the top of all the “best hostels” lists. Year over year, they always take home some of the top spots in the top-rated lists you see floating around the web. As someone who’s been to Lisbon multiple times, I can always see why. Hostels in this city just get it. They create a warm, social atmosphere, hire frien...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Portugal, Hostels, Benfica, Lisbon, Nomad, Don, Mike, João, Praca, Alfama, NomadicMatt, Santo Antonio, Chiado, Bairro Alto


In Memory of Mike

  This morning the brocante market did disappoint, it rarely does, but today it exceeded my hefty expectations it was off the charts good. If money grew on trees and a chateau or two were at my disposable they would be full this evening. The colors, textures, variety, period pieces, the wealth of history surrounded the brocante market today. Our car was full. Maybe today was so good because a shining star looked down wished it so. A man that taught me a great deal about the antique business ...
Tags: Travel, France, San Francisco, Sydney, Mike, Reuben, French la Vie


In Memory of Mike

  This morning the brocante market did disappoint, it rarely does, but today it exceeded my hefty expectations it was off the charts good. If money grew on trees and a chateau or two were at my disposable they would be full this evening. The colors, textures, variety, period pieces, the wealth of history surrounded the brocante market today. Our car was full. Maybe today was so good because a shining star looked down wished it so. A man that taught me a great deal about the antique business ...
Tags: Travel, France, San Francisco, Sydney, Mike, Reuben, French la Vie


A Visit to the Holy Land: Israel and Beyond

There are a lot of destinations that call themselves holy.  With that said, few places can claim that three of the world’s major faiths call the place sacred.  The land we speak of is Israel.  We recently returned from a two week visit and want to give you the ultimate guide to seeing the sacred sites.  This will be a two part post, with the first highlighting the religious sites of Israel, and the second will be about a side trip into Jordan.  Both are must dos, and compliment each other well....
Tags: Travel, Facebook, General, Wikipedia, Israel, US, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Armenia, Jesus, Toyota, Catholic, John, Homepage, Damascus, Christ


Continued Evolution of Interstate Hotels & Resorts Demonstrated by Significant Momentum Across the Globe

Interstate Hotels & Resorts ignited an aggressive three-pronged strategy in 2018 focusing on unrivaled talent, global expansions and innovative product and program launches. The fresh perspective led by president and CEO Michael J. Deitemeyer and his highly innovative leadership team set the company up for a strong 2019. The company has grown the portfolio, transitioning 150 properties with 20,522 rooms under Deitemeyer's helm in 2018. Monumental strides were made in Continental Europe wh...
Tags: Travel, France, Chicago, Amsterdam, Marriott, Belgium, Armenia, Dallas, The Netherlands, Mike, Interstate Hotels Resorts, Interstate, YEREVAN, Chicago Illinois, Temecula California, Continental Europe


Birds Parties and Leopards Return to India 7

Return to India 7 click on 'previous' below the panoramas for earlier blogs28th January 2018Continuing the travels of two somewhat elderly brothers David of the grey haired nomads and the younger Mike aka keep smi
Tags: Travel, India, David, Mike


Geelong and the funky boots metal wedding

Ah well Ill explain the title of this blog later. Lisas parents Ilva and Mike had arrived in Australia at the beginning of December and after a suitable amount of sightseeing and exploring theyd settled down to more mundane prewedding tasks
Tags: Travel, Australia, Mike, Ilva, Lisas


Spain Day 28

Surprisingly peaceful niggt's sleep even though it felt like a residential arwa. Tony's precaution of not drinking in the evening just in case proved unnecessary.Heading back to Jacqui and Mike's at Albir today to retrieve the iPad and have one mo
Tags: Travel, Spain, Mike, Tony, Jacqui, Albir


How Different is Traveling with A Toddler?

When Mike and I found out I was pregnant, we were so excited. We couldn’t wait to show our new little person this big wide world that we love so much. But privately I was also kind of terrified. I knew that having a baby changes your life radically, I just didn’t really know or … How Different is Traveling with A Toddler? Read More »
Tags: Travel, Uncategorized, Family Travel, Mike, Tips and Advice, Steph's Story


What I Found at the Brocante

  Usually, after going around a brocante several tours I start to look at smalls. They never disappoint with their purpose, meaning and evident stories worn proudly for everyone to see. Honor medals are easy to find, usually given by an organization, the city or country. This one with a young girl playing music to a dear was from the 1950s. The round glass frame, is easy to find as well usually they have photos of loved ones, this one had one on both sides. Sometimes there are messages inside, ...
Tags: Travel, France, living in France, Mike, Virgin Mary, Scarlett O Hara, Rhett, Brocante, Catherine Laboure, French la Vie, Rue du Bac Paris


I Miss the Boys Trip Summary

I travel by myself often enough domestically and overseas. But having Mr. Mike and his son Matt on this trip has been special. You already know from our many previous trips that Mike is the great explorer. But his son Matt really knows food and d
Tags: Travel, Mike, Matt


Spain Day Ten

Lovely meal at Caf del Mar Espaa Liz had tuna salad Tony garlic mushrooms both followed by delicious shoulder of lamb cooked off the bone with veg and saute potatoes.Good night's sleep at Jacqui and Mike's then a very light breakfast. To
Tags: Travel, Spain, Mike, Tony, Jacqui, Caf del Mar Espaa Liz


Spain Day Nine

Peaceful night's sleep Good job we were on a campsite as we needed the showers loos and onpitch water tapOff with no problem called at Lidl for milk and then on to Jacqui and Mike's. Lovely weather again sat outside for lunchLater some of t
Tags: Travel, Spain, Lidl, Mike, Jacqui


Travel to Eat: My Favorite Food Moments of 2018

I write about food a lot on this site, but with good reason. I firmly believe that it’s the most important aspect of the travel experience, forming some of our strongest memories through taste and smell. It’s also the fastest way to learn about a new culture and what the people value. More than anything else though, it’s just a lot of fun. There’s nothing better than snacking your way through a foreign market, or tentatively ordering a meal, not quite sure what you’ve gotten yourself into. It c...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Mexico, India, Disney, America, Frankfurt, Ireland, Missouri, San Diego, New Mexico, Dublin, Iceland, Oklahoma, Disneyland, Illinois


Week 4: Discovering Homegrown Gems in Texas Hill Country

We finished our time in New Orleans catching up with our friends who we made while in NOLA for MArdi Gras at the beginning of the year. I love how travel is like the superglue of friendships. You can meet someone so briefly, yet can quickly become great mates. That’s Whitney and Mike, and their two daughters. We were stoked that the stars aligned and they were in town at the same time as us. We stayed an extra day so we could see them. They took us to a cool neighborhood eatery in Marigny, the N...
Tags: Travel, Texas, Australia, Disney, Austin, Netflix, Willie Nelson, New Orleans, Dallas, Houston, Whitney, San Antonio, Family Travel, Fredericksburg, New Braunfels, Don


Day 5

We woke to the gentle sounds of quarrying and packed up camp to head into Berri for coffees. We had a lovely relaxing time. Even though Mike had taken my boat apart the night before we hadnt located the problem that was causing my boat to sink. Brooksie
Tags: Travel, Mike, Berri


Planning a Fun Myrtle Beach Getaway in 6 Steps

Even though I routinely tell people to keep an open mind when planning trips and to not let preconceptions color their thoughts, I’m guilty of doing just that fairly often. As a result, I’ve missed out on some great places to visit but I’m trying to correct that character flaw and plan trips to some spots I hadn’t thought about before. That’s one reason of many that I was excited when the fine folks over at Visit Myrtle Beach approached me about putting together a trip. I honestly hadn’t though...
Tags: Travel, Gardens, South Carolina, Destinations, Mike, Myrtle Beach, Lynch, Murrells Inlet, Horry County, Georgetown South Carolina, Low Country, Brookgreen Gardens, Brookgreen, Black River Outdoors, Hopsewee Plantation, Fun Myrtle Beach Getaway


Fun Myrtle Beach Experiences Away From the Beach

Millions of people descend on Myrtle Beach and the entire Grand Strand region every year to enjoy incredible weather and some fun in the sand. That’s fine, but that’s also not me. Don’t get me wrong, I like the beach but more in an “admiring from a distance” kind of way. My attention span is far too short to allow spending hours in a chair just sitting. Luckily, most beach destinations have plenty of other ways to spend the time, and that’s certainly the case in and around Myrtle Beach, South C...
Tags: Travel, Gardens, South Carolina, Destinations, Mike, Myrtle Beach, Lynch, Murrells Inlet, Horry County, Grand Strand, Myrtle Beach South Carolina, Georgetown South Carolina, Low Country, Brookgreen Gardens, Brookgreen, Black River Outdoors


Eating My Way Around Myrtle Beach in 6 Bites

I expected a lot from my first trip to Myrtle Beach and while I knew I’d be eating well, I never expected the culinary aspect to be as important as it was. More than the gorgeous beach views or the fun activities, food well and truly defined my time in and around beautiful Myrtle Beach. I ate a lot – probably too much – during my brief, three-day stay but these bites weren’t just my favorites, they exemplify the dynamic culinary scene I think perfectly. Chicken Bog I love great soul food, whic...
Tags: Travel, Cia, Destinations, Good Eats, Mike, Myrtle Beach, Johnny D, Jamie Saunders, Chu Sui, Best Waffles, ART Burger Sushi Bar The


A Few Ways I Was Surprised By Myrtle Beach

My travel habits confuse even me at times. I’ve been to Central Asia and yet there are many amazing spots here in my own country that I haven’t even thought about visiting. Until recently, Myrtle Beach was on that list and I honestly don’t know why. I love coastal communities and I even have family in South Carolina and yet, I had never been to Myrtle Beach. Thankfully the fine folks over at Visit Myrtle Beach reached out to me and invited me down and I’m so very glad that I took them up on the...
Tags: Travel, South Carolina, Destinations, Mike, Myrtle Beach, Conway, Central Asia, Lynch, Murrells Inlet, Georgetown South Carolina, Low Country, Conway South Carolina, Black River Outdoors, Hopsewee Plantation, Huntington Beach State Park, Visit Myrtle Beach


Are You My Ideal Travel Companion

Some of you have asked about my travels and how Mr. Mike and I have been able to travel the world without any problems like personality issues. One thing beside compatibility would be that we arewere both experienced business travelers. But there is mo
Tags: Travel, Mike


Mike and Sharon along the Wild Atlantic Way Ireland October 2018

Traveled from Salem Oregon to PDX then flew PDXJFKDUB Sunday September 30 to Monday October 1.Two hours to get our rental car at DUB then hit the roads of Ireland for Cork in County Cork the start of our journey along the Wild Atlantic Way.Af
Tags: Travel, Ireland, Mike, Sharon, Salem Oregon, County Cork, Wild Atlantic Way Ireland


Mike and Sharon along the Wild Atlantic Way Ireland October 2018

Went for a long city walk in Galway today. Still a bit breezy but no rain so a good day to walk.Took in all the important historical sites like the Spanish Arch Galway Harbor St. Nicholas Collegiate Church built in 1320 hosted Christopher Columbu
Tags: Travel, Galway, Mike, Sharon, Wild Atlantic Way Ireland, Arch Galway Harbor St Nicholas Collegiate Church


Mike and Sharon along the Wild Atlantic Way Ireland October 2018

Woke at 200am Dublin time left our BB at 300am in order to drop off the rental car.At the gate for our flight to Amsterdam all checked in. Now breathe.Ended up with lots of room on this flight too. When looking at seating charts last night on
Tags: Travel, Amsterdam, Dublin, Mike, Sharon, Wild Atlantic Way Ireland


Mike and Sharon along the Wild Atlantic Way Ireland October 2018

What a day for our last full day in IrelandLeft Galway this morning under sunny skies for the drive across Ireland to Dublin where we planned to stay at a BB close to the airport and leave in the morning Thursday.Stopped in Athlone in County Wes
Tags: Travel, Ireland, Dublin, Mike, Sharon, Athlone, Wild Atlantic Way Ireland, IrelandLeft Galway


Mike and Sharon along the Wild Atlantic Way Ireland October 2018

After last nights gale force winds in Doolin we woke to just a windy day. Decided it was worth another try to go see the Cliffs.This time after checking out and double checking maps and directions we made it The majestic Cliffs of Moher.What
Tags: Travel, Mike, Doolin, Sharon, Wild Atlantic Way Ireland


Mike and Sharon along the Wild Atlantic Way Ireland October 2018

A lot ok a LOT of driving today from Kenmare to Doolin because of GPS misguides.Was fine up to crossing the River Shannon by ferry but then the gypsy GPS took us a good 50 miles off target the Cliffs of Moher.Then took us equally off c
Tags: Travel, Mike, Kenmare, Doolin, Sharon, River Shannon, Wild Atlantic Way Ireland


Mike and Sharon along the Wild Atlantic Way Ireland October 2018

Heading out to dinner shortly. Maybe time for a quick note.Spent the day out in the Ring of Kerry on the Iveragh Peninsula at Derrynane National Historical Park and Derrynane Beach near Caherdaniel an hour's drive from Kenmare.Its the family ho
Tags: Travel, Kerry, Mike, Kenmare, Sharon, Wild Atlantic Way Ireland, Iveragh Peninsula, Caherdaniel, Derrynane National Historical Park, Derrynane Beach


Mike and Sharon along the Wild Atlantic Way Ireland October 2018

Long winding challenging drive from Kinsale in County Cork to Kenmare County Kerry today along the Wild Atlantic Way.Wild is right Skinny roads blind curves no shoulders except for brush or stone walls. And 100 kmhr speed limits posted.All the
Tags: Travel, Mike, Sharon, County Cork, Kinsale, Wild Atlantic Way Ireland, Kenmare County Kerry, Wild Atlantic Way Wild



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