Five Holiday Gift Ideas

Are you done with all your holiday shopping? I am, well almost! Here are five great gift ideas for your friends and family. Books – A no brainer, right? Well for those who like to read it is. Instead of giving just a book (or a few), partner them with a travel mug, the recipients […]

A Few Hours in Salem

Salem, Massachusetts, home of witchcraft hysteria. I was lucky enough to spend a few hours visiting Salem while in Boston for a conference this time last year.  Along with the beautiful fall leaves and crisp air, the Halloween season was in full swing! There is plenty to do and see while visiting Salem, especially in […]

Weekend Getaway – Cinco de Mayo in Santa Fe

Looking for a great weekend getaway idea?  How about celebrating Cinco de Mayo in the oldest capital city in the United States?  Santa Fe New Mexico is a fascinating place to visit.  From the centuries old churches to the fabulous Market Plaza, there is something for everybody in Santa Fe. Cinco de Mayo, which literally […]

The Wearing of the Green-St. Patrick’s Day

Did you know that the very first St. Patrick’s Day Parade was held in 1762?  It’s true, a group of Irish ex-patriots got together in lower Brooklyn.  Originally held to afford the Irish the chance to wear green, speak their native tongue and playing Irish music.  A true Marchers parade, no floats or automobiles or […]

Ten Days and Counting to the Friendliest Day of the Year

Are you getting out your favorite green shirt?  Looking for your mother’s famous corn beef and cabbage recipe?  How about adding a tour of the Guinness Brewery in Ireland to your St. Patrick’s Day Celebration plans? The St. James’s Gate Brewery, the home of Guinness is the number one tourist attraction in Ireland.   Open nearly […]

Get Your Beads On!

And gear up for the biggest party in America.  This year, Marti Gras falls on February 21st so there is no time to waste if you are looking to be a part of this fabulous celebration. Occurring on a different date each year in order to remain 47 days from Easter, the very first Marti […]

What’s in Your Bowl?

One of the biggest past times this time of year is watching all the great bowl games.    Starting with the Rose Bowl back at the beginning of the 20th century, the popularity of these college games has grown to where there are now 35 games referred to as Bowl Games.  The origination of the term […]

Christmas Vegas Style

Face it, if you are looking for some place over the top to celebrate Christmas, where better to go than Las Vegas.    It’s a Christmas light paradise as each of the casinos and hotels try and outdo each other with fabulous lights, decorations and mammoth Christmas trees favouring the online websites like as well.  […]

Use ’em or Lose ’em Blues

More and more, people are getting down towards the end of the year and realizing they have leave that they have to use or lose.  It’s happened to all of us.  Whether your vacation time just got away from you or you spent the majority of the year working on special projects, don’t worry.  Just […]

Quick Post Holiday Getaway

Finally, the last leftover has been put away, the house is all cleaned up after a fantastic day of Turkey and Football and now it’s time to relax.  And what better way to relax than to take a quick getaway to recharge before gearing up for the December Holiday Season.   Here are some neat suggestions […]