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My monthly wine column, - MJ Suggests - has now been published. This month I write about wine tasting in Langley, Washington, on Whidbey Island.


Visit beautiful Whidbey Island for a relaxing weekend getaway in a charming cottage and wine tasting in Langley Washington
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Food & Wine in Nashville? Sounds like a great weekend!
Nashville's Most Delicious Weekend of the Year - Camels & Chocolate
Want the scoop on what you missed at this year's Music City Food & Wine in Nashville? Read on for the best bites, booze and more.
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A new episode of the Where Else to Go podcast! We're talking with +Gary Arndt about Micronesia.
http://whereelsetogo.com/2016/04/18/episode-10-where-else-to-go-micronesia/
Thanks for joining us for Episode #10 of the Where Else to Go podcast. Although it wasn't planned, we seem to be on an island theme, covering islands destinations from around the world. Our guest today is Gary Arndt and we're talking about where else to go, Micronesia.
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Wine on the deck of Frolik Kitchen+Cocktails at Motif Seattle.
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Flying in luxury and comfort on the +Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts jet.

Somewhere over the Pacific Ocean, 52 passengers are embarking on a round-the-world luxury tour the likes of which I can only imagine. The itinerary is an enviable one: eight countries and 24 days, all in Four Seasons luxury whether inflight or on the ground. The tour starts in Seattle, which was how I got a …
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And as is typical, the crew rest area is much smaller and less comfortable than the rest of the interior.
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Yala National Park Safari Searching For Leopards Video
Did you know you don't have to go to Africa to go on a safari? Yala National Park in Sri Lanka has the highest leopard population density in the world! VIDEO
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Exploring Yountville Wineries by Bike - The Travel Bite
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Despite the rain, in Seattle we're always up for deck side cocktails.
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Shopping for custom made clothing in Thailand with +Scott Eddy and +John E. DiScala and +Natalie Bahadur. The tailor is currently on a swing through the U.S. so check to see if they'll be in location near you.

Cleaning out the ill fitting clothing in my closet, and replacing them with items that I love and that fit well, has been on my to-do list for far too long. To be very clear – haute couture is not in my budget, and it’s never going to be. I’m a casual kind of gal, and I …
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I love Croatia - the country of my roots.
 
I chose a water journey around the islands, but make no mistake…this was no ordinary cruise. My ship of choice was the Diontis of the Katarina Line, a traditionally-styled but modern boat with two-masts, holding a mere 25 passengers and 7 crew members. It was intimate, and it was a blast!

Your Guide to the Dramatic Dalmatian Islands
They sit shimmering in the Adriatic Sea off the coast of Croatia, mostly unknown to American tourists.  Island hopping around these undiscovered gems onboard a small ship cruise is discovering paradise, over and over again.  Bustling marinas, medieval town squares, sapphire and turquoise beaches, boutique hotels, al fresco dining, and chic bars are all part …
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The bathroom, however, is just the standard 757 issue. But it's bright and clean and sparkly, though.
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Travel blogger and publisher, TBEX Conference Director, Flight Attendant.
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    Travel Blogger & Publisher, 2009 - present
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Traveler, blogger, podcaster. Food and wine lover. My bag is always packed ready for the next great adventure.
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Mary Jo Manzanares, aka MJ, is a writer, Flight Attendant, and avid traveler.  When she’s not on a trip, she’s planning or researching the next one, and has a bag always packed, ready for the next great adventure.

Mary Jo is a founder and the editor-in-chief of The Traveler’s Way, an online travel magazine proving informational and inspirational travel recommendations for curious Baby Boomer travelers.  She also keep a personal travel blog at Traveling with MJ.

Mary Jo is the Conference Director for TBEX (Travel Blogger Exchange), the largest conference for digital travel writers in the world.  She has been a speaker at various industry events on topics ranging from travel blogging as a second career to copyright issues to how the travel industry and bloggers can best work together.

In addition to traveling, Mary Jo is a big fan of food and wine, movies, reading, spa pampering, shopping, and discovering new places and things.  She likes lingering over a cup of coffee, wandering in a museum, sipping wine at a cafe, and sharing it all with friends and readers.

Follow Mary Jo on Twitter at @MJManzanares and @thetravelersway, “like” her on Facebook at Mary Jo Manzanares and become a fan of the magazine at The Travelers Way.

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  • Seattle University
    BA Political Science, 1978
  • Seattle University School of Law
    J.D., 1981
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