Who Rescued Who?

I just stumbled upon this post I wrote a couple of years ago. Previous employer, but current Chihuahua. Light of my life.......more

Love on the Beach

Every Valentine's Day, committed couples from around the world gather on Siesta Public Beach to renew their wedding vows. While many have participated faithfully for years, for us, it was a first that came gift-wrapped in wonderful surprises, including a personalized certificate......more

Grand Incentives Unauthorized Report

This might just get me fired. Why? Because the management at Grand Incentives insists upon anonymity regarding this very special cause. Here's the secret scoop: One night a month, every month, for YEARS, the staff at Grand Incentives (GI) contributes cash, but more importantly,......more

The Elephant Under the Christmas Tree *** By Stacy Sternberg

For some, the holidays are an extremely joyous time of year. A time for reflection and a chance to take the opportunity to appreciate everything you have and those you love, like Grandma who knitted you a Christmas sweater that will be just perfect for this......more

Thanks, Guys… More Good News!

If it weren't for you,  a number of amazing things would not have happened. For one, this website recently came in third, just after usatodaytravel, for "Best Travel Journalism Website". And now, yours truly has been named as the "Featured Writer of the Month" for July,......more

Stars of the Silicon Valley

They say that a picture is worth a thousand words. Here are a few from a recent visit to some Silicon Valley icons. I've got a special "in" - as my brother-in-law was Apple's first Director of Operations and has the inside scoop on all things......more

TravelwithLisaOnline.com Brings in THE BRONZE!

Just announced! TravelwithLisaOnline.com won the Bronze Award from the North American Travel Journalists Association in the Travel Journalist Website Category! The Gold Award went to Travel USA Today, and the Silver to its parent site, Perceptive Travel. Another winning entry by yours truly - for Cultural......more

I Cracked Up the Cat

At Gaylord Palms’ “Shrek the Halls” 2011 Christmas Event Puss ‘n Boots and me…. we’re buds! My hubby treated me to a weekend of revelry at Gaylord Palms resort in Kissimmee, FL for my birthday in December. The resort, normally a feast for the senses any......more

Penguin on a Plane

Flying Penguin? Every now and then you stumble upon something silly in cyberspace that just makes you smile. That was the case with this post on Southwest Airlines’ blog which is populated by posts from employees, customers and just plain fans of the......more

Don’t Break the Bank: Tips for Calling Abroad

Here’s the scenario: You’ve just checked in to your hotel at a luxurious European resort, and you’re looking forward to a fun and exciting vacation. You dump your bags on the bed and pull out your cell, eager to call up that great......more

6 Reasons to Take Your Computer on Vacation

Computers have become increasingly powerful and portable. With more and more devices like tablets, netbooks and sliders being introduced that are no larger than a children’s book, it’s completely practical to bring one on your next vacation. Here are a few reasons why: 1.You’ll have......more

The Naked City

Who knew?......more

Yes, you CAN! Check this out!

You don't have to be young by society's standards.100 or younger will do. You don't even have to reside in Sarasota to reap the benefits of belonging to this group.......more

The Conversation Secret

There’s this amazing poet and philosopher, Allen Jesson, who’s got lots of secrets to share. Here’s one of his 77: when traveling, ditch the earphones and strike up a conversation! The Conversation Secret By Allen Jesson I'm one of those annoying blokes on the plane. If you look half......more

How to Open Wine with a Shoe

Great wine, no corkscrew? You don't need to know French to understand these instructions. But do they really work? Sommeliers and oenophiles, can you attest? After viewing this video, I'm guessing that spike heels won't quite cut it.........more

Pack it In – and in, and in and in ….

My esteemed editor commented recently that since I travel so frequently, I must have some good packing tips to share. I’m guessing she assumed I’m one of those people that can travel for a weekend or a month with nothing more than a carryon. Oh honey.......more

Worship On Water… A Different Kind of Trip

The Novelty The inaugural Worship On Water (WOW) departed from Cortez Village, Florida, last Sunday. It was an historical event. Little did I know when I guiltily packed my tiny camera – leaving behind my larger conspicuous one (it is church, after all) – that there would......more

Birds of a Feather

What a hoot, so to speak, to be asked to travel to and write about where best to view Florida’s beautiful birds. Following The Great Florida Birding Trail led me to a series of unforgettable encounters and an eye-opening education. Previously, the only bird watching I......more

A Christmas Tail

Our first “child,” an English Springer Spaniel named Teagan, was just two and a half years old when we had her put to sleep. It was one of the worst days of my life. She was a beautiful, enthusiastic and affectionate dog. But, shortly after she was......more

Don’t Just See the Circus, BE the Circus!

ANYONE can fly through the air with the greatest of ease at the Tito Gaona Flying Trapeze Academy - I’m uncoordinated, non-athletic, and let’s just say my muscles and cardiovascular system have been on vacation for about a year. Oh, and I just turned 50. But Tito......more

You Go Girl!

Move over, Hells Angels, biking ain’t what it used to be. Professional, fashion-conscious and headstrong, female motorcycle enthusiasts have emerged as a force to be reckoned with. Women’s clubs are sprouting exponentially with memberships mostly comprised of career women who refuse to take a back seat. According......more