Lost.

Lost.

      Did you ever notice that the first piece of luggage on the carousel never belongs to anyone? (Irma Bombeck) US Airways made an $8 billion bid for Delta, include $4 billion in cash and $4 billion in lost luggage. (Andy Borowitz)  The scientific...
“Oh s#*t!”

“Oh s#*t!”

A funny thing happened to me on Tuesday. Not “ha ha” funny (although my staff is taking great pleasure in rubbing it in…). I have a habit of cutting it really close with my flights. I consistently underestimate how long it’ll take me to drive to the airport,...
What Happened When I Missed My Flight . . .

What Happened When I Missed My Flight . . .

The month of March – and my journey to Baja – started badly. March 1st – Day 1: I missed my flight. This should not happen to a travel professional. Especially since I was the tour leader for this small group. And especially since my husband and friend, Jill,...
Lost and (never) Found

Lost and (never) Found

I’ve been in this industry for a few decades now and stayed in countless hotels. In that time, I’ve lost countless “stuff.” Correction: I have left behind more items than I could recount in this blog post. Because I figure it’s not...
The Pain in Spain falls mainly on . . .

The Pain in Spain falls mainly on . . .

It’s not often that anyone asks me, “What was your biggest travel disaster?” Therefore I didn’t have a ready answer when I got that question recently. I suppose it’s a good thing that dozens of disastrous stories didn’t immediately...
Celebrating My “Sweet Sixtieth”

Celebrating My “Sweet Sixtieth”

I’m two days shy of my sixtieth birthday. Conventional thinking would suggest that I’m past my prime and that I’m on the downhill slide. Not so.  I’m happier, healthier, more fulfilled and having more fun than I’ve ever had in my life....