This October, I got to go on my first business trip. Hooray! Finally #adulting. A huge group of us from my company Capterra, attended the DreamForce conference in San Francisco which boasts over 170,000 attendees. It was an overwhelming 4 days of selling, schmoozing, and hoofing it from meeting to meeting to talk  with clients.  Silicon Valley is a living, breathing earthquake of new ideas and the center of ingenuity in the world of technology.…

Thanksgiving is a time where we express gratitude. Gratitude for family, safety, love, financial stability, and a never ending list of items that we cherish in this country. Travel has given me many things, but most of all, it has provided me with a lens of gratitude for the experiences that have brought me closer to understanding how different life is for most people in this world. The first time I traveled to Morocco, it…

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Packing Tips to Get you Around the Globe – Learn how to pack like a pro!     This past summer, I traveled to Italy and Denmark on an 18 day trek / Honeymoon with just one carry-on and a purse. If you had told me that I would do this 5 years ago, I would’ve laughed in your face. Throughout my life, I have been famous for over-packing. When I visited family or friends, I’d…

The moment I stepped out of our hotel room in Paris and heard the momentarily still and peaceful sounds of the side streets of Rue Roquépine, I knew this was a well overdue jaunt into the unknown. My husband and I made our way down the crowded, noisy main roads to the Seine and ordered two glasses of Rose on a rickety, yet effortlessly charming Riverboat/cafe. Jet-lag plagued my mind and it all felt like…

International travel is one of the best adventures. I love JRR Tolkien’s quote; “It’s a dangerous business…going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.”  And more likely than not you will be swept off to untold adventures and priceless memories! To travel and travel well are two very different ideas. Here are a few secrets I’ve picked…

I hardly miss a chance to visit Paris, even if for a day in passing. To be sure, there are a million things to do and see, all worth your while. There is, however, one thing no matter how short the trip, I always make a point to do. If you walk across the Seine to the Ile de la Cite and follow the cobblestone streets to the east side you will inevitably run into…

I’ve learned that if you plunge into the unknown, sometimes amazing things will happen. Late one evening as the sun set over the azure water of Anacapri, Italy, my best friend and I, hot and sticky from a long day of walking, jumped from the safety of the rocks into the translucent water. We swam towards a small opening in the shear cliff walls. The opening would disappear underwater as the tide and waves came in. I…