Sweden is one of my favorite destinations. The southernmost region, Skane, where pastoral and woodsy beauty mixes with a stunning coastline, is a magical place within a very modern country.
On a solo road trip through Skane, I uncovered 3 unforgettable places, each deserving of its own narrative to share the soulful experiences of the seaside, forest, and yes, sophisticated dining.
Following is a summary of that trip which, at every turn, made my heart soar. The common thread is the laid-back warmth of the Swedish culture which both recognizes and celebrates the natural beauty and bounty found in this corner of the world. Links to the previously published posts are noted below.
We passengers crave being treated like minor royalty by cabin flight crews, even if seated in the most modest rows toward the tail of the plane. If the service is less than regal, could we be part of the problem?
Well, yes. A recent chance encounter with an off-the-clock Delta flight attendant, whom I’ll call Sheila, a 30-year veteran, provided some insights from her time working in all service classes.
Here are simple, no-fail tips to unlock the flight attendant love and help make that time at 30,000 feet above the earth as pleasant as it can be. Continue reading “3 No-fail tips to unlock flight attendant love”
One blessing of being the “older” generation is the delight of organizing and hosting an intergenerational getaway. To my mind, it outweighs any holiday or birthday gift “thing” you can bestow; the experience itself is priceless for all.
A recent ski weekend honored 2 birthdays, but it could be anything/activity wherein all shared a new adventure and the sense of discovery.
Here are some tips on making an intergenerational weekend – of any kind – a success.
Continue reading “Intergenerational ski getaway – 5 tips for success”
2017 is well underway – do you know where your travel bucket list stands? Because the lists themselves are often so willy-nilly… I’ve decided to create Bucket List Goals to help structure a sometimes feckless travel decision-making process. Each of these categories fulfills my passion for travel, style, and discovery. And each promises to open new horizons.
You’ll read about all these adventures as they unfold, but here’s the plan-in-progress.
Continue reading “Travel and Discovery: My Bucket List Goals for 2017”
Every January, the New York Travel Show hosts America’s premier travel industry event, with more than 500 exhibitor booths, 250 industry speakers and colorful brochures galore. Over 100 cultural presentations beguile would-be travelers with a taste of exotic destinations. At the same time, locations closer to home are viewed anew and added to the “must visit” bucket list.
According to industry leaders, travel is alive and well in 2017 – booming, in fact, and apace with technology and digital innovations. Here are some insights (and some surprises) from the Keynote Panel delivered to travel industry professionals attending the show. Continue reading “5 Insights from travel industry leaders”
The trouble is, you think you have more time.
Buddha (Siddartha Guatama)
563 – 483 BCE