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Ugly Christmas Sweater Party 2013

Or “Not how we thought we would get on the Travel channel”. Earl and I have attended the Ugly Christmas Sweater Party in KC now for 3 years.  It surprises me that this is also one of the most popular posts on this blog.  Ugly sweaters are popular I guess.  Operation Breakthrough who is the … Continue reading

2012 in review – Blog slackers

So, Earl and I were slackers on the blog this year, but not slackers in terms of travel. Trips to Mexico, being seen on the Travel Channel’s Christmas Crazier, being contributors to Jenny McIver’s book about Round the World trip planning as well as other business and personal travel as usual.   We also enjoyed going … Continue reading

View from the Plane

I love window seats and I really love checking out the views.  When flying with my sister and my nieces on Monday, I was reminded of the reasons that my Monday morning commute is better than those who are driving to work. Here are some views from the plane:

Super Bowl 2012 – My Indianapolis Travel Guide

I spent almost 5 years working with a client in Indianapolis, I saw a game in the RCA Dome, saw Lucas Oil Stadium get built, the RCA dome imploded and am excited to see this city host the Super Bowl. The Colts organization is really truly a first-class organization and there is definitely a lot … Continue reading

2011 in review – Thanks!

Earl and I were very excited to see people following our blog for our RTW trip. As we start 2012, I wanted to share these stats and my goal to post at least once a week for 2012. Thanks for Reading! The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s … Continue reading

Travel Snafus – Delays and Lost Luggage

Yesterday, I had one of the most eventful flights and delays that I have had during my 10 years of business travel. That reminded me that those who don’t travel as much don’t know what to do and really force themselves to waste time and effort by not knowing the basics.  Here is my list … Continue reading

Ugly Christmas Sweater Party @KCSweaterParty

The Ugly Christmas Sweater Party started  as a gathering among friends, but is now a fabulous event that puts the fun in fundraiser. It is a great excuse to wear a hideous sweater and support Operation Breakthrough. It has sold out before the event every year and with the latest news that the Travel Channel … Continue reading

KC Friends of Alvin Ailey

Now back settled from our RTW trip, Earl and I are enjoying being home in Kansas and the fun and interesting things to do in Kansas City. This weekend is the Gala for the Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey. Kansas City is the second home for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. The KC … Continue reading

RTW – Packing List (What was in Jeanette’s suitcase?)

I was addicted to the packing lists of others when research the RTW trip and what to take. So here is my packing list for my 30-day RTW (approximately clockwise from top left): 2 khakis – 1 convertible to cropped khakis navy cropped pants 2 t-shirts shorts black tranquilt dress/skirt (mine is from a previous … Continue reading

RTW – Hotel Review

We stayed in 10 different hotels for our Round the World trip. This is the ranking from Best to Worst. Grand Hyatt Hong Kong Grand Hyatt Bangkok Hilton Izmir Hilton Berlin Park Hyatt Istanbul, Macka Palas Courtyard Marriott Istanbul Airport Hilton Grand Pyramids Golf Resort Marriott Sydney Circular Quay Hilton Hawaiian Village Conrad Cairo Biggest … Continue reading

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