Pechanga Resorts & Casino - June 8-10

Excited to spend a weekend at Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, CA!

The newly and majorly expanded resort offers all the amenities and then some of a Las Vegas casino, without the traffic or overload of sensory input.
In March, the resort wrapped up a $300 million expansion. Visitors will find a casino larger than any of its Nevada neighbors; a stand-alone two level day spa that incorporates Native American healing and botanicals into all of its treatments, serves spa breakfast & lunch, also provides free yoga and boot camp classes & a full hair and nail salon; a 4.5-acre pool complex with 4 pools, 3 hot tubs, a family pool with waterslides, dozens of stocked cabanas; 1,090 luxury rooms & suites; 20 restaurants and bars; A-list entertainment (Cirque, Donny & Marie, Terry Fator and more); and a championship 18-hole golf course.

Social Media Week 2018 - Lima, OH

I'll be speaking at Social Media Week Lima 2018! And it's Lima, OHIO, not Peru. 😀  This conference offers an outstanding value and dives into all the latest social media trends and capabilities. This focus is on relationships, and how to develop them through marketing best practices. And then there is me, providing comic relief with my talk “How to build a strong community and tribe aka: How to Not Transact Like An Asshat”

If you'll be in the Midwest in June … join us!! June 20 & 21

Happy Birthday, Collette Travel!

Collette Travel, one of my FAVORITE partners, is turns 100 this year and they have invited me along to help celebrate! The Collette Centennial Gala and Global Travel Forum brings together industry leaders, innovators, members of the media and global travel professionals from all corners and I'm excited to be a part of it.

If you are even thinking of guided travel, then Collette needs to be your first choice. Trust me, I know – I went on the Maritime Coastal Wonders Tour last year and this September I'll embark on the Bella Vita Tour of Italy in September!

Portland, OR - Exploring the great Northwest! July 2018

Another first for me – Portland! I'll be there for a week in early July – sounds dreamy, right? Send us your suggestions on where to go in Portland and the surrounding area – we have time to explore!

Back to NYC! August, 2018

Time to get back to my former hometown, New York. Excited to reconnect with my former intern, Brandon J. Core, who has taken the city by storm. I'll be joined by his mom (and my sister from another mister), Paige P. Core.

Finger Lakes Wine Country, New York - TBEX North America - Sept. 11-13 2018

Looking forward to gathering with some of my favorite travel bloggers (including Chef Dennis Littley), brands and travel professionals (like Collette Travel) for my first TBEX travel bloggers conference!

TBEX is the largest conference and networking event for travel bloggers, online travel journalists, new media content creators, travel brands and industry professionals. Each year, TBEX partners with fantastic host destinations in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific to bring the travel industry’s most creative minds together to learn, network and do business.

Italy! Bella Vita Tour with Collette Travel - September 2018

We are excited to partner with Collette Travel again and take a trip to Italy for the Bella Vita Tour, featuring Florence, Bologna & Lake Como.

Here's what to expect:

The allure of Italy beckons with saturated vistas that inspired the Masters. Discover a majestic wine country where vineyards dot the valleyed landscapes, calling you to enjoy the flavors of their soil ripe with vintage character. Discover Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance and home to Michelangelo’s David. On a Vespa, zoom through olive groves, hillsides and vineyards to a castle for a wine tasting. Learn to make pasta in Bologna and see the city your way – on foot or from the seat of a bicycle. Stop and celebrate the gastronomic adventures afforded by Bologna and Parma, and explore the Alps-laden Lake Como and its legendary villas. This is Northern Italy, where la bella vita is alive, well, and mandatory.

SOUNDS DOWNRIGHT DREAMY – STAY TUNED!

Nova Scotia - #MaritimeMia 2018 Victory Lap - Oct. 8-15

Yes, I'm headed back to Nova Scotia again and I'm bringing my friends along too! Get ready for a full week of Maritime fun in Halifax, Baddeck and the Wine Country – all with a wonderful autumn backdrop in early October 2018

The Summer #MaritimeMia trip was a smashing success – check out the results HERE. You can get the full scoop on the blog.

If you'd like to be part of the fun as a brand or sponsor, check out the results here and get in touch with us at

If you are an influencer, travel blogger, digital media or just someone who would love to experience Nova Scotia, come along with us! Email us for details on the trip.

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