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Weekend Trip to Snowy Denver


This is actually Vancouver, WA. View from my deck. 

A direct flight to #Denver was my latest get-away. I’ve spent time in the Mile High City before at conferences. As a matter of fact, the first time I learned about the opportunity that took me to the Middle East was at a conference in Denver. And I had an amazing time with friends from college skiing one weekend a few years ago. So, even though it was cold and I flew into snow, I was ready to hang out in Denver.

I stayed at the Hotel Monaco Denver@Kimpton Hotel. It was just as wonderful as I remembered it being. The family atmosphere, the great customer service, complimentary #winehour plus complimentary chair massages during wine hour – it was spectacular. I hung out at the bar the first night receiving an education on the fine art of making cocktails. Chad, the mixologist on duty, took excellent care of me and poured up a couple of cocktails that certainly hit the spot. Read more

A Tiny Bit of Seattle

I hit the road for the quick 2.5 hour drive to #Seattle. I met Quincy Phillip, CEO of Staff Only, in Doha. He’s a real stand up guy and will have you laughing like a crazy person! In his spare time, he’s the drummer in Roy Hargrove’s band. So when the band was scheduled to play at the fantastic Jazz Alley in Seattle, of course I had to check them out! Read more

Undefeated by the NY Subway!

I had great plans for my NYC experience yesterday. I had one big barrier: NYC Metro. A little something about me…I have a tiny phobia of mass public transportation. Yes, I am finally admitting this to the world. After taking a couple of Uber rides in NYC and having the drivers cancel rides and standing out in the cold waiting, I thought I’d give the metro a try. I mean, I was successful riding the Metro in other big cities. Although #TheTube in #London was too intimidating for me. I figured I’d try the NY subway but I would not  get on a bus. That’s my ultimate fear! Read more

NYC Pics – Days 1 & 2

NYC – I’m Hooked!

img_2536Many people have found it unbelievable that I’d never been to NYC. Yes, I’ve been across the world and never explored one of the most popular cities in the USA. Christmas in #NY seemed like a magical thought so I decided that a trip to the #BigApple was just what Jaden and I needed for Christmas. Read more

Vegas Pics

Final Vegas Blog: Part III!


Fremont Street

Wow so I had a great time while in #Vegas over the thanksgiving holiday. It was certainly a break from tradition and I enjoyed every moment of it. I took time to get off the strip which was vital to staying sane for 6 days in Vegas.

I took the hour plus drive out to Red Rock Canyon. It was an easy ride and Vegas has great highways. The line to get into the canyon was a bit long and it took about 15 minutes to get through. Then it was a picturesque drive through the canyon. There’s some construction currently happening Read more

That Was Fun!

IMG_2622My last two weeks in #Doha were great. I was so glad that Ravyn had the chance to come visit. I chuckle at the thought of the only two people who made it over to visit were the two least likely people I would have ever thought would make it: Ravyn and my mom. I’m happy they were both able to experience a different country (2 actually), experience new things, learn a different culture and eat great food. Read more

Thailand Pics

Abu Dhabi – Nice

Rosewood Deck

View from the Rosewood hotel

I knew before I left this region I wanted to see Abu Dhabi. I’m so glad I did. Let me start by saying this was a long weekend courtesy of my @Chase Sapphire Preferred Card and my Qatar Airways Privilege  Miles. Yes, a weekend at a five start hotel and I only paid for food. I’m certainly going to miss all of this when it comes to an end.

I stayed at the Rosewood Hotel downtown at the suggestion of a friend. The hotel is phenomenal. I always appreciate being addressed by name and from the moment I stepped out of the taxi, everyone knew my name (even though he looked at my luggage tag ;)). While checking in, I was greeted with a delicious welcoming drink that would have tasted great with a shot of Patron, I imagine. I was escorted to my room and shown how to work all the gadgets. Everything in the room was electronic which was great at 3 in the morning when I wanted to turn the AC on and didn’t have to get out of bed. The room was spotless and the view of the skyline and waterfront topped it off. I truly enjoyed my stay at the Rosewood. Read more

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