Category Archives: Travel

Travel Log: San Fran Golden Gate Park Conservatory of Flowers

on the top 10 of what to see in san francisco

July at last came to a close and so did the frenetic business travel itinerary that I’ve had. The last stop on my journey was San Francisco. After three previous short stays, this trip I feel was the first time … Continue reading

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Wizard’s Duel on Platform 9 3/4

platform 9 3/4

My inner 12 year old kicked in on the last night of the London trip and lucky for me my colleague from St. Louis was a good sport and willing to queue to have a photo at Platform 9 3/4 … Continue reading

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Travel Log: London Tower Bridge

sightseeing in london

There is never enough time to really take in the sights and sounds when traveling on business. That didn’t stop me this past week from making the most of meetings in London. Our hotel was tucked nicely between the Shard … Continue reading

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Travel Log: Dubai {Part 2}

dubai vacation safari

The absolute highlight of my recent trip to Dubai was an evening safari. This included “dune bashing,” getting to say hello face-to-face with the locals (camels,) and enjoying a traditional BBQ and meal under the stars in a small Bedouin … Continue reading

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Travel Log: Dubai {Part 1}

dubai vacation sight seeing

This past week was a Work Perk. A rare and wonderful opportunity to travel to Dubai for meetings with our local digital team. Was very lucky to squeeze in some outstanding memories of the city and build bonds with my … Continue reading

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Tokyo Day 6: [In Memory of] Marui One

saying farewell to marui one shinjuku tokyo

Looking back on our trip to Tokyo, there were so many amazing adventures and wonderful moments.  I never expected that I would look back so fondly on a department store however.  But that is the case.  Marui One was dedicated … Continue reading

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Tokyo Day 5: Train Back To Tokyo

japanese ink painting

After the scrumptious breakfast it was time to pack up and head out.  We lingered a little while longer in the main building soaking in as much of the relaxing energy of the onsen as possible.  Taka-san took a few … Continue reading

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Tokyo Day 5: Japanese Breakfast Feast

onsen resort breakfast in hakone japan

Since it is taking me a while to get back into the swing of blogging after the move, and being able to sew again is a few weeks off, I wondered what to post about.  Then a little voice inside … Continue reading

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Tokyo Travel Tips

tokyo tips for my friends

A couple colleagues at work are planning trips to Japan in the coming days.  They asked me for some recommendations before they go.  Got to thinking this weekend and here are my top tips. Credit Card + International Fees Check all your … Continue reading

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Tokyo Day 5: Ohiyo Gozaimasu

rainy morning in hakone onsen

We woke up on the fifth day of our trip refreshed and relaxed.  The sun did its best to make its presence known between a few soft rain showers.  Birds were singing a sweet song in the mountains and the … Continue reading

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