What I Was Trying to Say About Why I Love Turkey…

This author said it completely eloquently: “For people like us, the Middle East is tantalizing. The smell of coffee with cardamom, and of apple tobacco burning in water pipes; the color and touch of carpets and fabrics; the sounds of the muezzin call to prayers and the energy of crazy urban traffic and large desert […]

I Love LA (I LOVE IT!)… But Not of the Reasons That Brought Me Here…

Ah… friends… Ever have one of those weird/fun/sad trips? Yeah, that’s me right now. Hopped on a plane to LAX and had a really funny, smart seat mate and we gabbed our way to LA which was a great way to start a trip!  Hopefully he comes through with the two invites to his upcoming […]

Cozumel, Mexico… The Great Journey

Frosty’s mom and I tried to meet up with Frosty, freshly returned from a trip, in Detroit’s fabulous airport.  Looking at flight loads, it seemed unlikely we’d make it out but you never know and we were really, really anxious to make it to paradise. In the end, only Frosty could make it on the […]

Australia on the 24th, China in March, Space Shuttle Launch in April?

STS 134- T-minus a couple months and counting… Okay.  I admit it.  Heck, I even celebrate it.  I am a huge nerd sometimes. Nerd enough to be sitting here bemoaning the fact that there are but three more shuttle launches left and I have yet to observe one in person.  The very next one is […]

Julie’s Job Was the Toughest on the Love Boat

Planning Travel for Dad and I I have been acquiring airline tickets, pricing car rentals, and Pricelining hotels for this trip to Florida and it’s stressful!  Geez but you hope that everything goes well, the car is nice, and the hotels are pleasant in good areas of town. Priceline is pretty awesome and I’ve had […]

Frosty and Kat Take the Pentagon

The gods of Priceline were kind in my latest endeavour and where did we land?  A HOTEL DIRECTLY ACROSS FROM THE PENTAGON. They really should have charged a fee for the stunning views because they are EVERYWHERE.  You can’t throw a stick without some vision of military-uniform-clad yumminess moseying around.  Except another bit of hotness […]