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Mamma Mia on Broadway

November 24, 2012
Mamma Mia on Broadway | Ciao Mom

Broadway musical albums make up a large number of the playlists on my ITunes music library.  From Les Miserables to Phantom of the Opera to Annie to Mamma Mia, the list is long. So it should be no surprise that my eight year old daughter is a fan and knows most of the music to […]

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Glamping for the Non Camper

November 1, 2012
Glamping for the Non Camper | Ciao Mom

A personal defnition of travel: Exploring a new place (or an old one) in search of adventure, relaxation, pampering, good food, good wine.  Should also include getting lost at least once. Usual accommodation preferences include hotels, resorts, apartments, or boats. The nicer and more luxurious the better. (Yes, I am well aware that I am a brat- […]

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Making a Travel Wish-List for 2013

October 30, 2012

Wish lists are a hot topic on our house right now. My daughter has made three wish-lists recently: her birthday,  Hanukkah, and one for her school book fair. So instead of persusing her wish-lists I decided to make my own, focused on travel for 2013.  (Because also, looking outside at the pouring rain coming from Hurricane Sandy, […]

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A California Road Trip Along the PCH

October 10, 2012
California Driving | Ciao Mom

Television programs like the Real Housewives, Beverly Hills 90210, CHIPS, The Practice create images in our minds of driving up and down the California coast along the Pacific Coast Highway (affectionately called the PCH by locals).   Images like hair flowing in the breeze, surfers, stunning views, and a taste of the dolce vita. Idyllic […]

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Running in Central Park

September 26, 2012
Running in Central Park | Ciao Mom

Central Park is one of the most iconic sites in New York City. Situated like an oasis between the skyscrapers, this massive expanse of green is a haven for New Yorkers and tourists….and runners. Running in Central Park feels like a rite of passage for a runner. Or maybe just for me. First of all, […]

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5 Reasons I am Excited to Go to NYC

September 20, 2012
Why I can

Social Good. Social Action.  It is a major part of what I do and who I am.  This Friday, I will be on my way to New York City to attend the Social Good Summit as part of my role as a UN Foundation Social Good Fellow. I cannot wait to share everything I learned […]

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Couples Getaway at The Hotel Monaco in Alexandria Virginia

September 12, 2012
Couples Getaway in Alexandria Virginia | Ciao Mom

Imagine two days where you had the chance to play tourist in your local area, take time to relax and recharge, and spend time outdoors being active with your spouse or partner? No kids, just you, taking a much needed night away? Sounds heavenly right? Imagine making this a reality with a one night getaway […]

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Travel by Road Trip: The Shoe Factor

September 7, 2012
Best shoes for road trips | Ciao Mom

Road trips are a popular travel choice for many families and individuals. Some like the feel of the road. Some like the cost savings differential between flying and driving. Some like road trips because you do not have to worry about travel sizes, liquids in your carry-on luggage, or the weight of your suitcase.  But […]

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What I Did Not Expect in Sioux Falls South Dakota

September 6, 2012
Travel to Sioux Falls South Dakota | Ciao Mom

Have you ever had a misconception about a city, state, or even geographic area that was shattered the minute you arrived? Because lets be honest, I know that when it comes to certain geographic areas, I have fallen prey to stereotypes and generalizations.  The good news about being passionate about traveling and exploring is that […]

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Late to the Downton Abbey Party

August 27, 2012
Downton abbey marathon | Ciao Mom

Downton Abbey, for those that like me, have never seen it, is a Masterpiece Theater series (as in, it is British) about a family that lives on a the (fictional} estate of Downton Abbey near Yorkshire, England. Until just a few weeks ago, I had never seen an episode of this Emmy nominated show.  I […]

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