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Itinerary: Art Weekend in D.C. – Art, Walk, Eat, Drink, Repeat

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Washington, D.C. is a three-hour train ride from Philly and yet I’ve only visited three times over the years –in high school, when a friend lived in the city and last time for my trip to South Africa (the award ticket originated at IAD-Washington Dulles airport).  D.C. really is a wonderful city with so many […]

Under the Wish Tree for Washington DC

Make a Wish at the “Wish Tree for Washington, DC” at the Hirshhorn

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Modern art and I have a love/hate relationship since my visit to the Chicago Art Institute which threw me over the edge.  Yoko Ono’s art over the years has been controversial for me so when I heard about the Wish Tree for Washington, DC, I was curious. How is a living tree a work of art?  […]

Angel Wings D.C. by Colette Miller

No Age Limit on Fun at the Rooftop Silent Disco in D.C.

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Growing up, I danced all the time.  Now I only dance (and sing) in the car as the commute requires it to preserve my sanity and provide other drivers a smile. So when I saw that the Silent Dance Society and the Embassy Row Hotel had invited our #BloggersTakeTheCity group to the Friday Night Rooftop […]

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First Look! Loews Hotel 1000 Seattle – New Luxury Deluxe King Room

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It’s rare to experience “new hotel smell” (I had it in London once) but I was lucky on my trip to Seattle. When I booked the hotel in February as a post cruise stay, I only knew that it was a new Loews Hotel acquisition in 2016.  Hotel 1000 has won many accolades prior to […]

Kusama Infinity Mirrors Dot's Obsession

Infinity Mirrors Exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum #infinitekusama

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When my friend posted photos on Facebook of the Infinity Mirrors exhibit at the Hirshhorn in Washington, D.C. I was intrigued by the art and the infinite images. I had never heard of the artist, Yayoi Kusama, a Japanese artist whose career spans over 65 years.  She is still, at 89, a working artist in […]

Seattle Cruise to Alaska Princess Cruise

Me on Monday: My Whirlwind Travels So Far This Year

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I’m exhausted!  Now that I have a job and vacation time again, I’ve been putting it to good use this year.  That said, I’m tired and woefully behind on posts as I’ve been chosing the couch over my laptop after work to decompress from my horrible commute. But there so much to share with you […]

Four Seasons Seattle Guestroom view

Four Seasons Seattle Review – A Luxury Seattle Pre/Post Cruise Stay

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I’ve been visiting Seattle for over twenty years now ever since my childhood friend married and relocated to the Emerald city.  On early visits, I stayed with my friend but as her family grew, I quickly lost the guest room and then the basement and finally the air mattress.  I started to stay in a […]

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An Exhausting Day of AA Flight Delays from Philly to Seattle (AA PHL-SEA)

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There’s a first time for everything they say….I just wish it wasn’t me that had to experience it so often.  Over the years, I’ve sat on runways delayed for no reason in the sun and other times sat on the runway because of Airforce One.  With nightmare travel days and travel meltdowns, taxi strikes, train […]

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First Time Cruise Tips plus a Realistic Cruise Budget Guide

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Having just returned from Alaska on a Holland American Cruise and my first Disney Cruise in April, I thought it would be good to revisit first time cruise tips and a realistic budget guide for your first cruise.  In the next few weeks, I’ll share more about the Disney Magic Cruise and my Alaska Cruise […]

The Art of the Brick Tree Huggers

Travel Safety Tips to Consider on Your Next Trip Local or Abroad

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One excuse I’ve heard over the years for not traveling is “it isn’t safe to go to x, y or z”.  I was reminded this weekend that staying at home isn’t safe either – bad things can happen anywhere.  While sitting in one of four lanes of traffic waiting to turn onto the highway, I […]