Travel Boots For Fashionistas

I refuse to allow travel to take away my style! Of course as a minimalist that means I need to find shoes that are not only comfortable but that afford me the ability to still look stylish. Think a Parisian or New Yorker hitting the road. Sure that may be easier in the summer but…

What I learned in Germany, Part 1.

AirBerlin’s gateway in Germany is Dusseldorf. Regardless of where in Europe you travel, if you’re flying Air Berlin, in all likelihood you too will end up there. With my ultimate destination the lesser-visited city of Dresden and with time to spare, once landed, I sought out my connecting gate by making a beeline to the…

I Am No-mad.

To me, there’s nothing better then stepping inside my front door after a long and arduous flight…or flights, only to glance around the room and think, who the hell cleaned up around here? So on my list of ‘musts’ is to leave my home tidied, the sheets new and crisp, the dishes done and the…

My Year of Misconception.

Elms lined the historied brown-stoned promenade with an air of sophisticated Parisian urbanism. While well-heeled pedestrians paraded their acquisitions from the elegant shops and specialty markets of Back Bay, there was a hint of Fall wafting in the breeze. It was the days when all of my possessions could fit in the back of my…

The Real Meaning Of Budget Travel

Budget doesn’t need to mean cheap. It also means affordable and although that is subjective, I cringe every time I click a tweet about budget travel and am faced with a bunch of hostels. I don’t share! I am too old to share. My only backpack is Prada and you won’t find me hiking with…

My Almost ‘Royal’ London Adventure.

Every Christmas my mother would come to Los Angeles to visit my brother and me. It was a family ritual to dine at the Hotel Bel-Air, the most exquisite hotel property in all of LA County. Surrounded by ethereal gardens with a stone bridge perched over the soothing sounds of the murmuring stream, the hotel…

How I hung out with a rock icon by going it alone.

For years I planned trips never taken. But since I had an American Express card and was registered with my favorite airline’s frequent flyer program, I found myself receiving enticing email travel bargains. Before the days of internet, I would scour the Los Angeles Times for ideas but it was the advent of email along…