Chic Travel Guide: Bright Lights Paris

Bright Lights ParisIf you are planning to visit Paris or just love dreaming about this oh so chic destination, I have a must-read book to share with you today. It’s called Bright Lights Paris: Shop, Dine & Live Parisian Style by Angie Niles. It’s filled with stunning photos and lovely fashion illustrations plus fabulous tips from celebrities, fashion designers, bloggers, chefs, and more. Continue reading “Chic Travel Guide: Bright Lights Paris”

Five Things: NYC

If I had to choose one layover as my all-time favorite, it would be NYC. I enjoy the food scene, shopping, and Broadway shows.

This weekend I had a long layover in Long Island. I hopped on board the Long Island Railroad. The train is a convenient way to travel to Manhattan from Long Island. The trains run once an hour, and the ride is 1 hour and 15 minutes from Central Islip to Penn Station. It costs $25 for a round trip ticket. Most hotels provide shuttle service to the train stations in Long Island. Uber is also available on Long Island.

Here are 5 things I enjoyed in NYC.

Senza Gluten

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1.  SENZA GLUTEN: First on my agenda was an early dinner at Senza Gluten. Senza Gluten is a new 100% gluten-free restaurant in Greenwich Village. I ordered the Margherita pizza made with San Marzano tomato sauce, buffalo mozzarella, fresh basil, and extra virgin olive oil. San Marzano are the best tomatoes. It was as good as the gluten-free pizza in Italy. The restaurant has a lovely ambiance. I sat outside but took a peek inside and the interior seating has a rustic vibe. The service was excellent. The owner made a point to introduce herself to me and asked my thoughts on the meal. I recommend making a reservation due to the restaurant’s popularity. 

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My Favorite Travel Apps

Travel AppsHere are a few of my favorite travel apps to help with the travel experience. Leave me a comment and let me know your favorite apps too. I’m always looking for new finds!


Evernote helps keep all your ideas, notes, documents, URL’s and more all in one place.  Free iOS, Android

Pack Point generates a customized list of items you should pack. Free iOS, Android

Hipmunk compares the top travel sites to find the best hotel and flight deals. Free iOS, Android

World Mate helps you plan your trip. Free iOS, Android

TripIt syncs your flight confirmations, hotel reservations and more in your calendar. Simply send your travel confirmation emails to and TripIt automatically creates a detailed daily itinerary for every trip. Free iOS, Android, WP

Drop Box saves files from your computer in an online account for later access anywhere in the world. Free iOS, Android, WP Continue reading “My Favorite Travel Apps”

Richmond Travel Guide

Richmond Travel Guide

I am crazy about Richmond, Virginia. I think you will be too!

The capital city of Virginia is not only a historical destination but a wonderful place to explore the outdoors, dine, and shop.

Richmond is famous for donuts, coffee shops, Southern cuisine, street art, outdoor trails, Christmas lights, magnificent architecture, and cool shopping.

Richmond locals will make you feel right at home. I love the Southern hospitality and the mouth-watering Southern cuisine.

My Richmond travel guide includes the top must-do things to plan your next visit. Continue reading “Richmond Travel Guide”

Philadelphia Travel Guide

Philly Love Sign

Philadelphia is famous for the Liberty Bell, Rocky Balboa, and Cheesesteaks.

The City of Brotherly Love is also the birthplace of Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.

Philadelphia is home to a vast array of national treasures, a thriving culinary scene, beautiful parks, hip shopping, and a bustling sports scene.

Are you ready to pack your bags?

I have some fantastic recommendations for your next trip.

Make sure you pack your sneakers and get moving in one of the most walkable cities in America.

Don’t forget to pack an extra bag for shopping. All clothing and shoe purchases are tax-free.

My Philadelphia travel guide includes the top must-do things to plan your next visit.

What are some of your favorite places to visit in Philly? Leave your responses in the comment section.   Continue reading “Philadelphia Travel Guide”

The Happiness of Pursuit by Chris Guillebeau

The Happiness of Pursuit

If you have not heard of Chris Guillebeau, allow me to introduce you to a modern-day renaissance man. Chris is an entrepreneur, world traveler, speaker and best-selling author. His first two books were The Art of Non-Conformity and The $100 Startup. Chris is the host of the World Domination Summit, an international gathering of creative people. Chris blogs about his travel adventures and other topics at Chris

Chris’s new book, The Happiness of Pursuit is an inspirational read that will inspire you to make your life more meaningful. The book is about finding the quest that will bring purpose to your life. It’s about pursuing a big dream and being willing to risk it all.

So what is so unique about Chris Guillebeau? He set out on a quest to visit every country in the world before age 35, and he did it. Then he wrote a book about it. Continue reading “The Happiness of Pursuit by Chris Guillebeau”