The summer months have whizzed by. I’ve been busy traveling, researching, pitching stories, and writing for other media outlets as well as spending time with my grandsons. For an unknown reason, I haven’t scheduled time for my original audience at sandrabornstein.com.
Thanks for your patience. I have not forgotten about you.
As summer fades and autumn rolls in and another grandchild adds joy to the Bornstein family, I will try to post more frequently on this site.
Anyone who follows my other site, TheTravelingBornsteins.com, is aware of my recent travels and published stories. In case you’re not familiar with my second site, I will provide a summer recap.
I had a memorable time at the Travel Classics—Montreal conference which I mentioned in this post. In addition to the four-day conference hosted by Maren Rudolph, I had a mini tour of Charlevoix, Quebec. Some of those experiences have already been published in the Canadian Jewish News and Wandering Educators. More are on the way.
Wedding Anniversary in Northern California
To celebrate our wedding anniversary in June, Ira and I traveled to Sonoma County and San Francisco. I’m still in the process of pitching, writing, and publishing stories from that spectacular trip. We sipped wine, indulged in wonderful food, explored attractions, and spent a day driving along Sonoma County’s Pacific Coast area.
If you’re interested in this Californian region, check out the first batch of stories published on Getting On Travel and Real Food Traveler.
Hemispheres Magazine Debut
In July, I had my first story published in an inflight magazine. Hemispheres magazine shared my Hong Kong snack story. I connected with a Hemispheres editor at a Travel Classics Conference.
Chicago & Homewood Dining Suite Crawl
In July, we met our son, daughter-in-law, and grandson in Chicago where we were able to spend time with our extended families and friends. Ira and I attended the Homewood Dining Suite Crawl at the Homewood Suites by Hilton in downtown Chicago. We had the opportunity to meet Kevin Curry (FitMenCook). We tasted some of the simple meals he prepares while on the road.
I have tried to cook meals in hotels that offer small kitchens and appreciate the challenges. Kevin provided useful tips and recipes that I hope to share at a later date.
Crested Butte, Colorado Road Trip
After returning to Colorado, most of our family took a short road trip to Crested Butte. We rented a fully-equipped mountain home that offered plenty of space for eight adults and a toddler.
I used HomeAway for the first time to locate a rental property. Everything was accomplished online without any hitches. I’m still in the early stages of pitching and writing stories about that adventure.
Within the coming days, Ira and I are preparing for our next adventure. After we return, I will reconnect by sharing more of our journeys as well as some new writing opportunities that will go live in September and October.
Until then, Happy Travels to All.
When Sandy isn’t trekking or writing in the Colorado Rockies, she is traveling. She has visited more than 40 countries and lived as an international teacher in Bangalore, India. As the the content coordinator for Golden Living, a Best Version Media publication, she writes family and business feature stories and contributes a monthly travel tip column.
Sandy share her lifestyle and travel experiences with international and domestic online sites and print media. Her stories have appeared in Hemispheres, Destinations Magazine, Grand Magazine, Wandering Educators, Golden Living, One Travel, Miles Away, Canadian Jewish News, Getting On Travel, Family Circle- Momster, and others.
Sandy’s award-winning book, May This Be the Best Year of Your Life, is a resource for people contemplating an expat lifestyle and living outside their comfort zone. This memoir was a finalist in the Travel category for the 2013 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, the 2013 International Book Awards, the 2013 National Indie Book Excellence Awards, 2013 USA Best Book Awards, and a Honorable Mention award in the Multicultural Non-Fiction category for the 2013 Global ebook Awards.
Last year, Sandy created a second website, The Traveling Bornsteins, that focuses exclusively on travel.