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2013 Australia/New Zealand Cruise in Review

We had a great cruise, a full review of the Royal Caribbean Australia / New Zealand cruise itinerary will come soon… until then, here are the cruise highlights! Itinerary: Nov 19-23: Travel to Sydney, see the sights, and board the ship: Cruise Day 1 (Nov…

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Australia-New Zealand 2013 Day 2 (Opera House & Zoo Tours)

0600 Sydney Time – I called down to the front desk to inquire about having the complementary breakfast delivered (like they do in Washington D.C. for a nominal delivery charge), and was surprised to find that they only offered it in the dining room.  We…

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Australia-New Zealand 2013 Day 2 (Sydney Chopper & Scenic Lunch)

0805 Sydney Time Arrive in Sydney – We were first off the plane and made our way to the immigration and customs area. While everyone else in our party went through the express immigration line, I decided to take advantage of my Global Entry status…

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Weekend in Alaska

It’s that time of year again… time to make sure we get enough miles to maintain our elite status despite the apparent lack of work travel (which is mind boggling considering how much we travel for work!!) So we decided to make a quick run…

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Adventures in New York City

Had a great time in NYC with Marshall and Clay… Took in some of the normal touristy sights and sounds, and also had the chance to take in a show (Annie!)  

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2013 Cherry Blossom Festival – Washington, DC

This was my first time seeing the Japanese cherry blossom trees in DC.  The trees blossomed a little late due to winter’s iron grip on the district…

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Park Hyatt Washington, DC

I worked for many years in hospitality hotel operations for both Marriott and Hyatt. Now that my job requires me to travel, I really enjoy trying out different properties and witnessing the various levels of customer service from the “other side of the desk”. I’ve…

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