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Adventures in January 2016

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A lot of great cities are on the travel list for January to kick off 2016.

9 cities across a few countries with 3 islands and a cruise.. There has been a trend in the last few years with more and more conferences being held on cruise ships. We host the Boardroom Cruise every year in the last week of January. This year, we leave out of Ft. Lauderdale and stop to visit Aruba, Grand Turk, and Curacao Islands. The cruise sells out each year, but we will have up the registration soon for 2017 – You are invited to join us!

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I rather enjoy this conference on a cruise ship trend and I bet you will too!

Maria Matarelli Travels in January

Gotham City in Chicago

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I just arrived back in Chicago after a week in Arizona.. (What a delight!! A whole week in one location!!)

It was one of those cool Gotham City-like nights. It’s always eerie when you can’t see the tops of buildings that you normally see. I’m sure Batman is out there somewhere.

What to do on a Saturday night with one day in Chicago after being on the road for a week and transitioning to another city in a day? Absolutely nothing. I ordered carryout seafood from Eddie V’s – to include a caesar salad, lobster bisque soup, and their ever-so-divine scallops, and it was dreamy.

Gotham Chicago

San Francisco Explorations

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San Francisco is such an amazing place… the people, the culture, everything. I had the pleasure of leading a certification class and an Agile for Executives class with a startup company on the West Coast and while I was there, decided to stay and visit friends over the Fourth of July.

Driving around the city is so fun.


At night, the streets are lit up in such a beautiful way with so many unique shops and restaurants.

San Francisco

I met up with my friend Eliza and we began our explorations at Yuubi Japanese Restaurant.

San Francisco Yuubi Sushi

One of the coolest things was exploring a Japanese Tea Garden – so tranquil.

San Francisco Japanese Tea Garden

One of the most delightful experiences was eating at Scala’s Bistro.


The food was absolutely delicious and the ambiance, divine.

San Francisco Scalas Bistro