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Creating 2015—Day 20:   Exploring Napa

Posted by on Jan 20, 2015 in In The Trenches, THINK BLOG, Travel | 0 comments

Creating 2015—Day 20:   Exploring Napa

We pulled the trigger on the Fairmont in Sonoma for one main reason…the package deal!  We had 48 hours and knew we were going to sleep a ton, eat and go to the spa and that would be about it.  And, despite my initial grumblings about the exterior cleanliness of the joint and the scuffed furniture interior, we had an amazing bang for your buck kind of experience!  We got the rejuvenation package: a mission suite room—fireplace, Jacuzzi tub and fireplace—breakfast for two each morning, and two spa treatments a day.  We never got the fireplace...

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Travel Column: Up and Away, Down to Earth—St. Andrews, Scotland

Posted by on Oct 14, 2014 in Travel, Travel Column: Up and Away, Down to Earth | 2 comments

Travel Column: Up and Away, Down to Earth—St. Andrews, Scotland

Dear friends, I can’t tell you how much fun I had writing this article.  St. Andrews, Scotland is near and dear to my heart, a town where my happiest college memories took place.  It was here in the years 2002-2003 that I spent time studying abroad, and I’ll never forget the impact it had, how the experiences shaped me, and how the people I met are still great friends to this day. As you dive in, you’ll notice that this is about a year late.  I again submitted it to the New York Times last November 2013 – the 10th anniversary since I had...

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Travel Column: Up and Away, Down to Earth—New Orleans, Louisiana

Posted by on Jun 30, 2014 in THINK BLOG, Travel, Travel Column: Up and Away, Down to Earth | 1 comment

Travel Column: Up and Away, Down to Earth—New Orleans, Louisiana

Dear Friends, It has been too long!  Amidst a new job, new home, new friends, and new projects, the travel column has taken the proverbial back seat.  Well, let’s get back to it, shall we?  I’ve missed you! In early February, I was fortunate enough to partake in a work trip down to New Orleans, Louisiana – a mysterious and seductive place I’ve always wanted to explore.  Alas, the opportunity finally knocked.  If you ever have the chance to fly somewhere new on your company’s dime, make the most of it!  Stay through the weekend, see the...

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Featured Dream of the Week: “Give the best education to my daughter.”

Posted by on May 27, 2014 in Dreams, Travel | 0 comments

Each week, the Declare Your Dream Experimental Motivation Project features one of the declared dreams in the experiment.  The goal is to highlight the dream and put collective positive energy towards the dream manifesting for the Dreamer. This week’s featured dream was the 90th Dream to arrive in the experiment. DREAM PRAYER Light to focus on why your Dream matters to you. Light to take action towards your Dream. Light to never give up on your Dream. Light for your Dream to manifest. With love and belief in you and your dream, The...

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Travel Column: Up and Away, Down to Earth—The Outer Banks, Corolla, North Carolina

Posted by on Oct 2, 2013 in COLUMNS, THINK BLOG, Travel, Travel Column: Up and Away, Down to Earth | 4 comments

Travel Column: Up and Away, Down to Earth—The Outer Banks, Corolla, North Carolina

Dear Friends, This month’s escape, in many ways, is a trip of firsts: the first trip with my beau and his children; the first trip with he and his friends; and the first trip to the Outer Banks along the Atlantic Ocean in North Carolina. For anyone else, it might be intimidating. But I was excited.  I had listened to the laugh-out-loud stories, heard about unforgettable memories, and was captivated by the pictures.  And I wanted to be a part of it.  Our hosts – Tommy’s best friend since college and his lovely wife – could not have been more...

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Travel Column: Up and Away, Down to Earth—New York, New York

Posted by on Jul 9, 2013 in COLUMNS, Travel, Travel Column: Up and Away, Down to Earth | 3 comments

Travel Column: Up and Away, Down to Earth—New York, New York

Dear Friends, Happy Summer!  I thought we’d take a different route this month.  Every now and then, I want to give you a peek into my backyard: New York City.  Passing by thousands of tourists a day, I can’t forget that I live in a place where millions flock to each year.  Usually a traveler, now I can give you an extensive local’s perspective on the city that never sleeps. This month, I want to share with you a weekend in New York on the cheap: stay Friday through Sunday and it can only cost you $123 for meals, transportation,...

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Travel Column: Up and Away, Down to Earth—Boston, Massachusetts

Posted by on Jun 11, 2013 in THINK BLOG, Travel, Travel Column: Up and Away, Down to Earth | 2 comments

Travel Column: Up and Away, Down to Earth—Boston, Massachusetts

Dear Friends, Recently I had a birthday, and my dear boyfriend wanted to give me a new adventure to celebrate.  Knowing me and knowing us, it was the perfect, thoughtful gift.  Our destination?  Boston, Massachusetts for the weekend.  For me, it was a city so close yet so far: one I had never visited but always wanted to see. If you appreciate a clean and lively city, beer and good food, baseball, or especially American history, Boston should be on your list of places to go.  Especially given the tragic events of this year’s marathon,...

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Travel Column: Up and Away, Down to Earth—India When You Go!

Posted by on May 14, 2013 in THINK BLOG, Travel, Travel Column: Up and Away, Down to Earth | 2 comments

Travel Column: Up and Away, Down to Earth—India When You Go!

Dear Friends, As promised and as a supplement to the India article trilogy, I have provided an outline of planning if you do decide to go to India.  What you need to do, what you need to pack, and what you need to expect and why are all included in this article.  I hope it serves you well! Next month, we’ll be visiting Boston: in light of the recent tragic events of the Boston Marathon, there is no better time to show support of this great American city. As always, feel free to ask any questions and I’ll do my best to answer them;...

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Travel Column: Up and Away, Down to Earth—Varanasi, India

Posted by on Apr 9, 2013 in COLUMNS, THINK BLOG, Travel, Travel Column: Up and Away, Down to Earth | 2 comments

Travel Column: Up and Away, Down to Earth—Varanasi, India

Dear Friends, Happy spring!  Welcome to the final installment of my adventures through India.  This is my Return of the King of the India articles, a double edition as I roll into Varanasi, one of the seven holiest places of the Hindu faith.  Next month on May 14th, I will bring you another double edition of advice and crucial tips if you do venture to India, and as always, feel free to e-mail me any questions you may have! While this could have been three more months of publications, I want to share with you new places.  Stay tuned the...

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Travel Column: Up and Away, Down to Earth—Agra, India

Posted by on Mar 12, 2013 in THINK BLOG, Travel, Travel Column: Up and Away, Down to Earth | 0 comments

Travel Column:  Up and Away, Down to Earth—Agra, India

Dear Friends, Welcome back!  As promised, the story of India and the Taj Mahal continues.  Stay tuned for next month when the third and final (maybe!) installment of India takes place. We have just launched “Ask Stephanie!” so bring me your questions, curiosities, and inquiries and I’ll do my best to answer them.  The site can’t exist without you, so write! Sincerely, Stephanie   * * * The Story of India: Part II By: Stephanie Weyant * * * I stand along the side of the road in rural India asking in vain, “How did...

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