un week-end à paris

We started our 789 journey with strong tailwinds, so we got into Paris about an hour early. We decided to stay at the Renaissance Paris Le Parc at Trocadero which was perfectly situated for all things Paris.   A short walk from our hotel we discovered a great boulangerie and got plenty of croissants and […]

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A Weekend in Madrid

This summer we spent some time in Spain and the kids fell in love with the history and heritage of my dad’s family.  Speaking Spanish at home has become a priority as the kids grow older.  As we contemplated what to do over the MLK holiday the kids quickly decided that they wanted to explore […]

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A little Dublin fun…

We weren’t sure what to expect in Dublin but have found a city with really warm and caring folks (and they like to drink here!).  We elected to stay in the center of Dublin at the Westin (needed to requalfiy for Platinum 50), which has made for an easy and quick way to see most of […]

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What’s next…

We’ve been home for about a week and I just realized I’m almost 60 days into my sabbatical. I promised myself and the family I wouldn’t think about a job until September but I’ve started to have some interesting conversations that might shape my decision on my future plans.  But first it’s time to plan […]

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Reflections on the Reflection

When I decided to take a break from American and decided to take the family on a Mediterranean tour this summer, we ended up looking at just about every cruise line that existed trying to find an itinerary that we liked.  We’ve been on over 20 cruises in the last 15 years, and have tried […]

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