Back in May, I had to travel to Orlando for work.  The hotel hosting my conference was booked the first night, and I ended up staying at a Marriott full of vacationing families, far from any other options.  While it was a bit of a lonely existence, I did get a chance to work on […]

At the historic Hotel Phillips, where Harry S. Truman once ran the haberdashery, my daughter participated in model castings for the Fall 2013 Kansas City Fashion Week this afternoon.  I wanted to empower her to do this by herself, but needed to remain close since she is a minor.  From where I waited across the atrium, […]

Like other major cities around the world, it takes a bit of effort to find a room that’s clean, safe, bigger than a hamster’s cage, and not $500 per night in New York City.  My room is surprisingly spacious, very clean, and just five blocks away from my meetings.  The view is a bit limited, […]

It’s been reported that lack of sleep can contribute to weight gain, so it’s not surprising that getting enough sleep is one of  The Skinny Rules.  Between four kids, a job, a house, and a desire to get as much as possible out of every day on earth, I often find myself not getting eight hours […]

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…sooooooo much.  But we don’t recycle. One of my biggest pet peeves when traveling are hotels that talk about caring for the environment but don’t recycle.  If all I see is a sign like the one below, talking about how much the hotel cares about the environment by not bringing fresh towels every day, it […]

I’m several days behind on the blog after spending last week in Kentucky for work where it was cold and I didn’t have much free time.  It’s not the Hotel Zaza, but the Griffin Gate Marriott has been busy renovating.  This is what the new rooms look like.  They’ve also upgraded all of the mattresses […]