Posts Tagged ‘family’

Heading North for the Winter

Heading North for the Winter
The due date for the book is coming up fast, and so I decided to leave fast-paced New York City in November to move back home to Syracuse for the winter. It’s quieter here so I have more time to think. Still, I have to discipline myself with a set schedule every day to keep from getting side tracked....
December 27th, 2008 | The Lost Girls: The Book, United States | Read More

North Carolina: The Writing Retreat

North Carolina: The Writing Retreat
by Amanda Pressner On Saturday, I flew down to Tampa and drove 9 hours north with my family to Maggie Valley, North Carolina. Dad and his wife Nadine bought a house there a couple years ago (before the market started crashing) and they constantly drive up to take advantage of the solitude and spectacular...
November 26th, 2008 | Quitting & Career Management, The Lost Girls: The Book, United States | Read More

Way Down Upon the Ayeyarwady River

Way Down Upon the Ayeyarwady River
Another crack-of-dawn morning for Dad, Nadine, Holly and me. After scarfing another quick buffet breakfast (I limited myself to a single plate this time), we flagged down a rusted-out taxicab with no shocks, cushioning or seatbelts but four working wheels and headed to the Yangon airport. Since Dad and...
April 27th, 2007 | Asia, Cruise, Family & Kid Travel, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Myanmar, Planning | Read More

That’s (Not) the Ticket!

That’s (Not) the Ticket!
The morning of our flight to Myanmar dawned very, very early. We were all bleary eyed and exhausted, having stayed up most of the night trying to track down Dad and Nadine’s missing baggage (a quick call to the Bangkok airport revealed that their suitcases were still half a world away). According...
April 27th, 2007 | Asia, Family & Kid Travel, Getting There, Hotels & Resorts, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Myanmar, Planning, Thailand | Read More

International Lampoon’s Pressner Family Vacation

International Lampoon’s Pressner Family Vacation
When my father first suggested that he, his new wife Nadine, my sister Jennifer, my cousin Cerise and my Aunt Joy meet up with The Lost Girls in Southeast Asia I was thrilled-and mildly shocked. For almost as long as I can remember, I’d pleaded with Dad to arrange a family vacation somewhere beyond...
April 23rd, 2007 | Air, Asia, Family & Kid Travel, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Myanmar, Planning, Thailand | Read More

Home Sweet Retirement Home

Home Sweet Retirement Home
Being away from home for as long as we have, there are certain things I wish I could have tucked in my backpack to save for a rainy day, while there are others that I was happy to have left behind in The Big Apple. Items stacked high on the “Don’t Miss Pile”…Overpriced apartment...
April 22nd, 2007 | Asia, Family & Kid Travel, Leaving & Coming Home, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, North America | Read More