Polished wood, burnished brass, a giant globe of the world and a gentleman Sea Captain in a navy blue blazer greet you as you enter the foyer of Disney Resort’s Yacht Club at Walt Disney World.ou’ve now entered Disney’s version of turn-of-the-century Nantucket complete with a lighthouse and [ ... ]
Parents of toddlers – stop limiting your vacations to staycations. This is coming from a mom who has raised a ddler into a traveler once, and is doing it all over again. If you have a toddler, you have anarchy on your hands … trust me, I know! But you don’t have to stick close to home if you [ ... ]
It may not be Daniel Day Lewis walking the streets of Springfield, Illinois, but there’s likely someone who looks a lot like him. OK, it will be someone who looks a lot like Daniel Day Lewis when he looks a lot like Abraham Lincoln.
Looking for the perfect summer vacation? Dreaming of something tropical and exotic, yet Tahiti just isn’t in your budget? San Diego’s dise Point Resort feels like it’s a world away, yet there’s no passport required. Paradise Point sits on a 44-acre island on Mission Bay, just minutes fr [ ... ]
Great summer vacations start with planning. Where are we going to go? Where are we going to stay? For my kids one of their all time favorite trips was a road trip through South Dakota.
Our first trip to South Dakota was going to be a quick drive through on our way to somewhere else. Fortunately, we [ ... ]
It's always refreshing to see a new choice of hotel property near the San Francisco Airport -- and the options have gotten even better recently. Just a half mile from the airport, the hip and ultra modern new Aloft hotel is a great choice for a comfortable stay before or after flying or when vi [ ... ]
Although summer vacation in Massachusetts will start later than usual due to many snow days, it's time to start planning those summer family vacations in Massachusetts! For a small state, Massachusetts boasts some fabulous summer vacation spots - here are a few of the best, along with some insider t [ ... ]
I am a Hokie - meaning I graduated from Virginia Techand, upon doing so, I became a member of a very large family often referred to as the “The Hokie Nation.” It's one thing to know you belong to a “family” of alumni, but it's entirely different to experience it away from home. I realized the difference when traveling to Chicago for a higher-ed conference.
The American Marketing Association Higher Ed Symposium was packed with a pretty full agenda, but when my colleague said she had called the Chicago Hokie Alumni Association to ask if we could meet up with some fellow Hokies for drinks, I thought “why not?”
For me, discovering my Hokie family in Chicago meant I had access to great advice on where to eat, how to get around in the city, what attractions to see and when was the best time to see them, and I got to make new friends who instantly felt like old friends.
It won't matter where you work or live, from graduation day forward, you're a member of a new family: THE ALUMNI FAMILY. So why not pick up the phone or send off an email and meet your new family on your next trip to a new (or old) city?