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Category: USA


Let the Good Times Roll: My First Visit to New Orleans

I’ve just returned home from my first (and hopefully not last!) visit to New Orleans. I was there to speak at the Summit 2017 conference hosted by IAAP, the International Association of Administrative Professionals. While I was highly focused on delivering…

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History Meets Luxury in NYC: The InterContinental Barclay

If you like a bit of history with very comfortable travel, you’ll be interested in our summer stay at the InterContinental Barclay New York, which is one of NYC’s grand old railroad hotels. Click here to see more.  

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Room With A View – Postcard from New York

We’ve been back from New York City just over a couple of weeks now and, while I have a number of pics to share with you, that thing called work swallows up much of my days. So, while there’s more…

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To Hell’s Kitchen and Back: Strong Impressions from Ink 48

We arrived in New York last Thursday evening, for a first visit to the Kimpton brand’s Ink 48 property. This Midtown Manhattan hotel is housed in a former printing press building just a couple of blocks from the Hudson River. In the…

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How Would You Spend a Week in NYC?

Summer holidays are approaching, and we’ll soon be packing our bags for a week in New York City. We’ve been once before, and have some good ideas as to how we’ll spend our time, but I’m also interested in readers’…

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Alexandria, Virginia – An Ideal Home Base for Visiting Washington, DC

A few weeks ago, I wrote about how my travel faux pas turned out to be a good thing. I booked my arrival at a conference site hotel for one day after arrival. After scrambling to find an alternate site for day…

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Postcards from DC: The Tidal Basin

Washington, DC is impossible to capture in a single post, or visit. Fortunately, I’ve been able to visit the US Capitol a few times in recent years – and always find something different to explore. In the US Capitol last month,…

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