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Our Top 5 Hotel Picks in Mexico Right Now

Looking for a change of scenery from your current quarantine location?  Or maybe you’re thinking ahead for your annual holiday getaway?  Better yet, perhaps you’re planning a “vaxication” (2021 word of the year possibility!) to celebrate a recent shot in the arm or …

Eric’s Wellness Journey

Did you know CIRE president, Eric Hrubant, is a certified yoga instructor?  Did you also know that, in addition to Madonna, Whitney, and Janet, his workout playlist includes Steely Dan and Hall & Oates?  And are you aware that he is the ONLY …

The Perfect Weekend in Chicago

One of the most popular travel blogs on the web (other than ours, of course!) is A Luxury Travel Blog.  When they were looking for the perfect weekend itinerary in Chicago, they turned to CIRE president, Eric Hrubant.  Plan a fun weekend getaway or …

My First International Trip

by Amy Brueckner Well, I have a lot to live up to after reading about Esther and Robyn’s first international trips.  There will be no chicken impersonations, no famous rock bands, no machine guns, and no hiking (heaven forbid!).  But there will be …

Cartagena is the Night Circus

by Jamie Edwards “It rained for four years, eleven months, and two days.” — Gabriel García Márquez So wrote Gabriel García Márquez, in his Nobel Prize winning novel, One Hundred Years of Solitude and single-handedly introduced magical realism, the writing style that normalizes …

The Banana Cake Eaten Around the World

I never thought I’d see a year where Esther’s banana cake recipe traveled more miles than I did. Yes, even after months of being grounded, there is much I’m grateful for and many things I’ve learned. For example, I finally learned to cook, …