The top 18 of ’18 (Part One)

The top 18 of ’18 (Part One)

Where will you go in 2018? We’ve polled The CTP team and come up with our suggestions of must-see destinations for 2018… the top 18 of 2018!   Howard’s Favs: #1 – Napa Valley Although world-famous and much-visited, Napa has been in the...
There is no “I” in TEAM

There is no “I” in TEAM

Ellen here. Giving Marilyn a week off from blogging and excited to share about our CTP Retreat to one of the most beautiful places on earth! Yep, I said it… ON EARTH! October 21st was a day of recovery. It was an opportunity to rest our overused stomach and...
North to Alaska!

North to Alaska!

As I dipped my fork into a delicious Yellowfin Tuna Salad at Joey’s in Woodland Hills, Debi, my Crystal Cruises sales rep, asked, “What are you doing the first week of July?” It was early March … July was a few months away, but I knew...
Looking at Life a Little Differently

Looking at Life a Little Differently

Yesterday was chemo day. It was (thankfully) another uneventful session without any negative effects. I swear they’ve been giving me sugar water! It’s quite possibly my last treatment. I’ll find out in July, after another CT scan, if the lymph nodes...
Full of bologna (or boloney?)

Full of bologna (or boloney?)

Last month I embarked on a rather unusual journey: 1) It was a vacation – absolutely no hotel inspections were planned, and 2) it wasn’t an international trip for a change. Though I did travel to another world, for sure! Over the last two weeks, I blogged...
When Pigs Fly . . .

When Pigs Fly . . .

Road trips. I used to do them a lot when I first moved to California.  First in my little red Chevette, then in my Plymouth Sapporo and then in my white Acura Legend.  Not too often in my Audi TT.  Nowadays, most of my travels involve airplanes and passports.  I like...