When I saw the sign in the hotel lobby advertising a special on chocolate pedicures, I have to admit I was excited yet scared, intrigued but worried. It sounded great (and delicious!), but I’ve always kind of hated showing my feet in public – and I had never had a pedicure before. Ever. Would this […]
The Renaissance: Orlando’s Perfect Conference Hotel
Although it’s been 3 days since I flew home from Orlando, Florida (where I was covering a medical conference), I’m still wearing a huge smile. It’s partly because of the mostly sunny weather and temperatures in the high 70s — an especially important perk for this super-sick-of-winter gal. But it was also because of my […]
A Travel Writer’s Top 5 Roller Coasters: It’s All About the Drop!
Writing on Wednesday about TripAdvisor’s awards for the top U.S. theme parks of 2013 made me think about roller coasters — but then almost everything does! I’ve loved these silly things since I was around 5 or 6 years old. That’s when two of my aunts sneaked me onto several scary rides and coasters with […]