When in Los Angeles…Get A View from Above

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Driving from my home on the west side of LA to a friend’s place in Eagle Rock the other day, I noticed how the downtown skyline is changing.  New hotels and apartment buildings going up and cranes spotting the horizon in all directions.  Downtown Los Angeles has been growing and gentrifying for years, but it seems…

When in Los Angeles… (A Series)

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Hi Everyone!  It is almost the end of January and I hope the year has started off with some great travel for you.  For me…well, since getting back from my New Year’s trip to Palm Springs, I’ve been home bound, but when you live in a great city like Los Angeles, it is not the end…

Hotel Review: Mir Amin Palace

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From the moment I walked into the reception area of the Mir Amin Palace, I felt my pace slow down. Instead of walking around the gardens, pool deck and restaurant, I strolled.  I did actually stop and smell the roses…and the fresh herbs grown in the hotel’s gardens. At the Mir Amin Palace, you just want…

Hotel Review: Le Gray Hotel Beirut

Don’t let the name fool you. Le Gray Hotel in Beirut pops with color at every turn. I spent a sunny afternoon at the hotel enjoying a delicious lunch with the hotel’s Public Relations manager and getting a peek at what the hotel has to offer.  Truly a lovely afternoon! Towels await on the pool’s lounge chairsOften…

Hotel Review: Four Seasons – Beirut

I began the day in a bit of a tizzy.  First a hectic, fast paced Arabic class that left my brain spinning, then emails to return, and following up on leads for a room to rent in Beirut that i need to secure by the end of the month.  By the time I stepped into the…

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