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Halloween Time at Disneyland — for Grown-Ups

Halloween Time at Disneyland — for Grown-Ups

By on Oct 6, 2013 in Food and Drink, Getting Old Sucks, SoCal Life, Travel | 1 comment

This post is a mushy love letter to the folks at Disneyland, whose kind invitation to their annual #Halloween Time Media Day allows me to bask in all my Disney dreams… despite the fact that my child is no longer a little kid. I am living proof that you don’t have to be a kid or have young children to have a good time at a Disney park. You can even be a...

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Chicago is My Kind of Town

Chicago is My Kind of Town

By on Jul 25, 2013 in Food and Drink, Travel | 0 comments

That old Frank Sinatra tune has been playing in my head since I landed at O’Hare Tuesday night — which is not really a bad thing. (It could be worse, right? Like a Justin Bieber ear worm?) How can you help singing when the view from your hotel window looks like this? There’s no shame in being a total tourist when visiting a new city, and I had...

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California Travel: Mendocino

By on Jun 17, 2013 in Travel | 2 comments

It started in January 2012, when my sister forwarded me a Groupon: $165 for a two-night stay in an ocean view room in Mendocino, plus a bottle of wine. “This is a great deal,” my sister said. “We should do it.” She did not have to do a lot to talk my husband into it. We bought the Groupon and set about trying to find a date that would work...

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Our Authentic Selves

Our Authentic Selves

By on Jun 16, 2013 in Travel | 1 comment

My youngest niece graduated from high school last week, and so we packed up our things and drove up to Sacramento to celebrate — just as we did when her older brother and sister reached that milestone. But this year, we did something different: we stayed a while. My sister and I have been trying to arrange a couples’ trip up to Mendocino for the longest...

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Air Travel is an Adventure. And Yesterday on American Airlines, It Was Torture.

Air Travel is an Adventure. And Yesterday on American Airlines, It Was Torture.

By on Apr 17, 2013 in Travel | 1 comment

I’m back from my business travel to Denver. Barely. I was one of the unfortunate souls who were supposed to fly yesterday on American Airlines. I arrived at a terminal that was in chaos: I was one of the lucky ones. I only had to wait about twenty minutes before the computer system went back online. I checked myself in to my 3:25 pm flight and stood in line to...

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