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Last weekend I visited the Big Apple for the New York Times Travel Show, where I spoke on a panel about Women Travel; how to get started, save money and stay safe. The moderator of the panel was April Merenda, President of Smashbrothers Women Travel who talked about organized...read more
We know that "girls' night out" is fun--we love to confess, confide and laugh together. A short trip together-- even better. One of the questions I get most often: "How do you plan a girlfriends' reunion or women's getaway?" First, consider your budgets and the amount...read more
What small town recently won the "Great American Main Street Award" from the National Trust for Historic Preservation? I visited it last week....yes it's picturesque Greenville, located at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, in northwestern South Carolina. This...read more
Starting May 5th, 2008, United Airlines will charge passengers $25 to check a second bag. Is there a way to get around the fee? You'll be exempt if you buy a ticket that isn't domestic nonrefundable or if you have Premier status of higher in United's Mielage Plus...read more
Even if you only have one day in Kathmandu you should visit the “Monkey Temple” (Swyambunath, populated with new-born to mean-looking grandpa monkeys). My favorite Buddhist temple is Bodanath, famous for the huge eyes painted on the white round stupa. Bodanath is the...read more
No one taking a daytime flight into Nepal should miss the jaw-dropping sight of the Himalayas along the northern horizon. In the Bangkok Airport my daughter and I requested window seats on the right side of the plane in hopes of seeing the massive peaks. TIP: Arrive...read more
Did you miss me on Oprah? Let's talk about girlfriend getaways on this blog. Cheers, Marybeth ...read more
The Christmas gifts are opened and everyone's happy, so it's time to pack for the next trip. As you -- my traveling friends know -- my favorite gift is a boarding pass! On January 1st, my 19-year-old daughter (JC) and I leave via Thai Airways for Bangkok, where we'll...read more