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I’ve been a lot of places this past year. I’m going to recap my trips across the states for you!
Next up, my hubby and I went to Miami, Florida. We love these elongated vacations. We try to do Thursday through Monday nights. So, what can I say about Florida? We dined on the bayshore, enjoyed the pool at the hotel.
One of the highlights was meeting Donnie McClurkin and his sister at breakfast. He was so gracious and took pictures with both of us. He invited us as VIP guest to his concert later that day. We had a great time at the concert and it was the first time I ever heard Donnie McClurkin sing in so many different languages to so many different people. Because we were vips we were able to be in the VIP room where others were so gracious to us and we did a lot of great networking. During this trip we also conducted a little business - by the way did you know him and I own a book publishing company called Destination Elevation Publishing?
Next up was Washington, DC — this is a place he and I visit very often, unusually in May for the memorial weekend and then again in November. And this year was the same. I am not going to talk about much of it here as I also went back to DC in December and I will elaborate more on DC then.
Next up was New York. What can I say about New York? It’s one of my favorite places to visit. Although it’s only 2 hours from where I live, I love going there. Every time there is an adventure. This time I went solo. I got to hang out with my daughter. I ate some good food and of course did a little work. I also had breakfast at this cutest diner called TickTock with my cousins and lunch on the taco boat. This was the first time I was introduced to a nojito. You may be thinking “what the heck is that?” I didn't know either. I don't drink alcohol and wanted something refreshing in a glass. It’s simply a mojito with no alcohol.
I also teach that in my Master Being an Affiliate Course. I also got to record a podcast live as well as a YouTube video. One episode was on creating additional income with rental properties and the other was on characteristics of someone who makes $6k and more. I met with Patrice Washington and made it in #fincon's official newsletter as you can see above! I established new affiliate partnerships with brands and guests for my podcast.
Savannah, Georgia is another place my husband and I have visited several times. Usually we are in and out. This time we decided to spend a few days there. It was starting off a bit rocky as the rental car place overbooked, then when we finally got a place that had a car, we took an Uber to the place as it was away from the airport. When we arrived there the lady said “oh I am sorry we don’t have any more cars.”
Then she felt bad for us and gave us one of the cars she had on the lot. Now my husband and I are not small people and we both overpack so we had tons of luggage and the car she gave us was very, very, very small. I didn't think the luggage could fit. Well, beggars can’t be choosers so we took the car and went along our merry way.
Next up was Louisville, KY. Now this was a place I have never been before. I had heard so much about it and its fine dining and finally made it. This is one I did alone and believe it our not it was in and out. I started my day at 4:15am and got back in 1:35am the next day. But, I had a great time while I was there.
The meeting went well, I had great Uber drivers and the food….let me just say if you are ever in Louisville you must have fried lobster at The Seafood Lady. I did make it to Forth Street Live, which I am told is a must see. But I didn't get a chance to visit the Muhammad Ali museum. I was told that I would have needed a lot more time to take it in. Maybe a trip back there next year is in view.
I even posted my travel day by day spending while I was in DC. Check it out:
Day 3 - Traveling back to CT.
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Atlanta was the last place out of my state for the year. I had dinner at Nan Thai (it was very good - forest time there). We were with a client and I got my eye brows done downtown. I had a great client meeting and got to spend some time with family.
My US travel this year was great! I traveled to some of my favorites and got to go to some I had not been before. I love Marriott properties when I travel American Airlines. I have status on both. And that’s it! I’m excited to see where I travel in 2023.
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