Events & Festivals

The United Nations Turns 70 in San Francisco, Where It All Began

The United Nations Turns 70 in San Francisco, Where It All Began

by Renee Blodgett on Jul 02, 2015

Last Friday, I was invited together to attend an anniversary event held at San Francisco's City Hall which celebrated the 70 years the United Nations Charter was signed. I was selected as one of 70 Bay Area Digital Leaders to ...

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LOVE WINS: Rainbow Support Around the Globe

LOVE WINS: Rainbow Support Around the Globe

by Renee Blodgett on Jun 29, 2015

Last Friday morning as I made my way to San Francisco's City Hall to participate in a half day briefing to global ambassadors, digital leaders (am proud to be selected as one of the top 70 by the UN). politicians ...

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2015 Pinot Days Boasts More Granularity & A Great View of San Francisco

2015 Pinot Days Boasts More Granularity & A Great View of San Francisco

by Renee Blodgett on Jun 25, 2015

I was fortunate to once again be in the Bay Area during the annual Pinot Days Event, which is deemed to be the largest gathering of Pinot Noir producers in the world. They have four events -- San Francisco, southern ...

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Ethelbert Cooper Gallery for African & African-American Art to Showcase “Black Chronicles II” Photo Exhibit

Ethelbert Cooper Gallery for African & African-American Art to Showcase “Black Chronicles II” Photo Exhibit

by Renee Blodgett on Jun 23, 2015

This event sounded fascinating and as a lover of photography and history, I wanted to alert you to an upcoming exhibit that starts this fall in Boston. The Ethelbert Cooper Gallery for African & African-American Art will present the U.S. premiere ...

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The Curious History of Men in Heels at Toronto’s Bata Shoe Museum

The Curious History of Men in Heels at Toronto’s Bata Shoe Museum

by Jessica Festa on Jun 23, 2015

They say behind every great man stands a great woman. She often stands tall, properly stilted with high-heels, in what has become one of the most feminine accessories short of the bra. But who would think the stiletto is actually a ...

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North America

Farm-to-Table & Summer Dining in the Heart of California’s El Dorado Hills

Farm-to-Table & Summer Dining in the Heart of California's El Dorado Hills

by Renee Blodgett on Jul 06, 2015

When you think of the rural El Dorado Hills in Eastern California, you don't ...

Head to California’s Gold Country For Serenity, Wine & River Fun!

Head to California's Gold Country For Serenity, Wine & River Fun!

by Renee Blodgett on Jul 04, 2015

The truth is that I had never heard of El Dorado County so I ...

Europe

Exploring the Best of Sardinia’s Beaches This Summer

Exploring the Best of Sardinia’s Beaches This Summer

by Robert Schrader on Jul 05, 2015

Summertime is approaching in the Northern hemisphere, and many of us wanderlusters are busy ...

An Interactive Food Experience in Italy’s Emilia-Romagna

An Interactive Food Experience in Italy's Emilia-Romagna

by Megan McDonough on Jul 03, 2015

North Italy Foodie Alert! Let's face it, Italy is almost synonymous with food and ...

Lodging

2 Romantic & Serenity Getaways in the Heart of California’s Gold Country

2 Romantic & Serenity Getaways in the Heart of California's Gold Country

by Renee Blodgett on Jun 30, 2015

A recent long weekend getaway took us east bound towards the El Dorado Hills in Eastern California. While there are certain high end chains I have had outstanding experiences (Ritz Carlton, Four Seasons and a handful of others), I tend ...

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5 Creative & Eco-Friendly Hotels in the Big Apple

5 Creative & Eco-Friendly Hotels in the Big Apple

by Jessica Festa on Jun 28, 2015

When your wanderlust is good but your carbon footprint is bad, you can give your conscience a good scrub with just a little advance attention to where you’re staying and how your accommodations might green up your stay. Responsible tourism has ...

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Timeless Italian Chic at the Relais Santa Croce Florence

Timeless Italian Chic at the Relais Santa Croce Florence

by Donna Sozio on Jun 21, 2015

At the Relais Santa Croce Florence, I channeled my inner contessa when I stayed in this meticulously restored palazzo filled with Italian treasures and majestic frescoes. Entrance to Relais Santa Croce Evidently, it’s good to be the treasurer of the pope. At ...

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Hotel Molokai, the Only Hotel on the Hawaiian Island of Molokai

Hotel Molokai, the Only Hotel on the Hawaiian Island of Molokai

by Sherry Ott on Jun 20, 2015

They say one is the loneliest number, but not when you are the only hotel on the Hawaiian Island of Molokai. In fact, if I were to put my business education to work, one is a pretty great number when ...

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The Newly Renovated Sun Valley Lodge Has Arrived

The Newly Renovated Sun Valley Lodge Has Arrived

by Renee Blodgett on Jun 20, 2015

I first experienced Sun Valley Idaho 15 or so years ago during a memorable Idaho - Montana - Utah trip. Who knew about Idaho? I guess that's one of the reasons that while Sun Valley might not quite a 'kept ...

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Arts

Taking a Deep Nose Dive into Berlin’s Neighborhoods

Taking a Deep Nose Dive into Berlin’s Neighborhoods

by Renee Blodgett on Jun 30, 2015

When I received an opportunity to return to Berlin Germany after so many years, ...

London’s Camden Town & Primrose Hill Market

London's Camden Town & Primrose Hill Market

by Jonny Scott Blair on Jun 30, 2015

“In Camden Town, I’ll meet you down by the Underground” – Suggs Canals of London ...

Food/Wine

Farm-to-Table & Summer Dining in the Heart of California’s El Dorado Hills

Farm-to-Table & Summer Dining in the Heart of California's El Dorado Hills

by Renee Blodgett on Jul 06, 2015

When you think of the rural El Dorado Hills in Eastern California, you don't ...

An Interactive Food Experience in Italy’s Emilia-Romagna

An Interactive Food Experience in Italy's Emilia-Romagna

by Megan McDonough on Jul 03, 2015

North Italy Foodie Alert! Let's face it, Italy is almost synonymous with food and ...

Asia

Asia Exploration: From Osaka to Shanghai

Asia Exploration: From Osaka to Shanghai

by Robert Schrader on Jul 05, 2015

I travel to the Far East a lot as you can tell from the ...

Behind Palm Oil Deforestation & The Impact on Orangutans

Behind Palm Oil Deforestation & The Impact on Orangutans

by Jessica Festa on Jul 03, 2015

Each year, Western citizens consume approximately 10 kilograms (22 pounds) of palm oil, often ...

Pacific

Abseiling & Canyoning Around Australia’s Empress Falls

Abseiling & Canyoning Around Australia's Empress Falls

by Sherry Ott on Jun 23, 2015

He looked at me and asked, “What are you nervous about?” I was shivering with ...

New Zealand Travel: A Helicopter Journey To Cecil Peak

New Zealand Travel: A Helicopter Journey To Cecil Peak

by Kelli Mutchler on Jun 22, 2015

Queenstown’s aluminum roofs shrink to bread boxes, then postcards, as we gain height; at ...

Products

Crosley Vintage Radios & Jukeboxes, a Fun & Creative Way to Listen to Music

Crosley Vintage Radios & Jukeboxes, a Fun & Creative Way to Listen to Music

by Renee Blodgett on Jun 25, 2015

Impressive sound meets outstanding vintage design in Crosley's tabletop radios. While they have an impressive collection of vintage radios, I was inspired by one of their simpler models, largely because red was such a retro color for kitchens way back ...

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IMO Camera Straps Are All Things Vibrant, Fun, Creative & Functional

IMO Camera Straps Are All Things Vibrant, Fun, Creative & Functional

by Renee Blodgett on Jun 23, 2015

I came across these IMO Camera straps by accident and fell in love with their design and so, of course I wanted to test them out. If you're regular readers of We Blog the World, you know we love color, ...

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A Wealth of Data & Cool Products at the Digital Health Summer Summit

A Wealth of Data & Cool Products at the Digital Health Summer Summit

by Renee Blodgett on Jun 22, 2015

I've experienced some of Digital Health Summit's energy, largely at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas, where it has grown in size over the years and now represents some of the most innovative technologies happening in the health, wellness ...

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Embrace Sophisticated Comfort on the Road with Rockport

Embrace Sophisticated Comfort on the Road with Rockport

by Renee Blodgett on Jun 18, 2015

Rewind the clock to the beginning of my career, where I was promoting products about as far away from technology as you could get. I started in the agency world and we were known for crisis communications, retail and healthcare, ...

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Mack Earplugs For a Good Night’s Sleep on the Road

Mack Earplugs For a Good Night's Sleep on the Road

by Renee Blodgett on Jun 07, 2015

Anyone who has ever used earplugs over the years has probably run across Mack, at least in the U.S. They've been around since 1962 and have so many choices to choose from in their product line, it can get a ...

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South America

Peruvian Homestays & Transformative Travel

Peruvian Homestays & Transformative Travel

by Jessica Festa on May 12, 2015

As the heart of the Incan empire, the city of Cuzco, Peru represents the ...

Awareness & Transformative Travel: Tips On How To Travel Responsibly

Awareness & Transformative Travel: Tips On How To Travel Responsibly

by Jessica Festa on May 05, 2015

We first learned about sympathy tourism this summer — and to put it bluntly, we’re ...

Central America

5 Luxury Villas to Enjoy an Eco-Friendly Holiday

5 Luxury Villas to Enjoy an Eco-Friendly Holiday

by Renee Blodgett on Jun 05, 2015

It’s been a long time since ecotourism was purely a niche interest. More and ...

Awareness & Transformative Travel: Tips On How To Travel Responsibly

Awareness & Transformative Travel: Tips On How To Travel Responsibly

by Jessica Festa on May 05, 2015

We first learned about sympathy tourism this summer — and to put it bluntly, we’re ...

Africa

Behind Palm Oil Deforestation & The Impact on Orangutans

Behind Palm Oil Deforestation & The Impact on Orangutans

by Jessica Festa on Jul 03, 2015

Each year, Western citizens consume approximately 10 kilograms (22 pounds) of palm oil, often ...

Oh Those African Sunsets & Skies

Oh Those African Sunsets & Skies

by Rich Laburn on Jul 01, 2015

The cool, fresh morning air in southern Africa brings about an excitement that can ...

Green

5 Creative & Eco-Friendly Hotels in the Big Apple

5 Creative & Eco-Friendly Hotels in the Big Apple

by Jessica Festa on Jun 28, 2015

When your wanderlust is good but your carbon footprint is bad, you can give ...

5 Luxury Villas to Enjoy an Eco-Friendly Holiday

5 Luxury Villas to Enjoy an Eco-Friendly Holiday

by Renee Blodgett on Jun 05, 2015

It’s been a long time since ecotourism was purely a niche interest. More and ...

 

Renee’s Voice

Your Golden Ancestry & What To Do When You Find Your Roots

Your Golden Ancestry & What To Do When You Find Your Roots

by Renee Blodgett on Jun 06, 2015

I've always been fascinated by ancestry for as long as ...

Airline Fees in Excess of $31 BILLION Make Customers Feel Like Helpless Cattle

Airline Fees in Excess of $31 BILLION Make Customers Feel Like Helpless Cattle

by Renee Blodgett on Jun 02, 2015

While I’m not a 100,000 mile gal, I spend a ...

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