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2015 – Travel by the Numbers

January 11, 2016 • By

Happy New Year, Ya’ll!

Mr. H and I had a fabulous holiday season with family and friends. We hosted three dinner parties for 12 at our home (Thanksgiving, Christmas and Hannukah).  We hosted a pajama party for 13 kids, too.

We got to co-host a Mad Men style New Year’s Eve party at Case de Locos, the super glamorous mid-century home of designer Kellie Smith. That was fun!


And after it was all over,Mr. H and I sat back, put our feet up and started reviewing the year that was.

He’s a big-time numbers guy, my husband. He loves doing an end of year tally.

And it’s fun to sit together on the couch and reminisce about all the things we did.

So without further ado, here’s our “Annual Report” for 2015.

Looking back, the number 1 defining moment of 2015, was the loss of my lovely mother last January. READ MORE


8 Things I’ve Learned from Solo Travel

October 26, 2015 • By

For the last six days I’ve been on my own in Italy. This is not a bad thing!

I used to love to travel on my own, but I don’t do it so much anymore. I’m married to Mr. H, who is awfully fun to travel with and ready to go at the drop of a hat. As you might imagine, I’m pretty happy about that.

Traveling with Mr. H

Traveling with Mr. H

I started this particular trip with a friend, and I’ll end it with Mr. H, but in the meantime I’m on my own for about three weeks.  And here’s what I’m learning:READ MORE


Travel Etiquette & Airport Manners

October 12, 2015 • By

Do you want to travel like a pro? If so, you may need a refresher on travel etiquette – the written and unwritten rules of traveling.

Whether it’s your first flight or your 4oth, you’ll get instant travel street cred when you know how to do things properly.

Travel etiquette is designed to make you and your fellow travelers more comfortable – and your trip more pleasant.

Here’s a short guide to modern travel manners.


Hotels, Uncategorized

Hotel Love: Villa Crespi

March 8, 2014 • By

It’s getting to be that time of year again – the time when Mr. H and I start planning our annual re-wedding festivities. (Yes, you heard that right, but more about that in a later post.) Naturally, anniversary season brings back memories of weddings past.


New York City at Dusk
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2013 – By the Numbers

December 31, 2013 • By

Well, here it is.  The last day of 2013.  And what did I do with it?  Let’s go to the monitor – and check the numbers…

Mr. H and I spent a lot of time on the road exploring America this year, starting our “Progressive Road Trip” in April and continuing on (with occasional breaks) until an unexpected health issue (mine) took us off schedule in late August.  Here’s a no-nonsense numerical recap:

The Great American Road Trip

5,700 – approximate number of miles covered on our Great American Road Trip (so far)

50 – number of days on the open road

5 – number of flights involved in getting us back and forth to our trusty road trip vehicle

6 – number of true “destination hotels’ experienced along the way

The Rest

70,000 – Number of international miles traveled (Mr. H)

2 – Number of nights in hospital (me)

6 – Number of dinner parties hosted, when not on the road (must get this number back up next year!)

1 – Number of big, blow-out, birthday dance parties hosted

13 – Number of family members at our holiday gathering

436 – Number of minutes left in 2013

Happy New Year, All!

Yes, I Saw it Again, I'm a Geek!

Yes, I Saw it Again, I’m a Geek!