Corinne Trang: Florence & Decatur, Alabama


Destination: Florence and Decatur, Alabama By Corinne Trang  Exploring world-famous Muscle Shoals, Tennessee River, and Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q. Life is definitely good! Picking up where I left off in Birmingham, I head toward the northwest corner of Alabama to sample Southern comfort food. But my plans changed, which often happens to me—and generally for […]

My Top 2009 Hotel Rooms


Copacabana Palace — Rio De Janeiro, Brazil The most prestigious hotel in South America is the Copacabana Palace. It was built in 1923 and practically every celebrity (Tom Cruise checked in just after we checked out) or dignitary who has visited Rio has stayed here. Here’s my trip report. JW Marriott — Guanacaste, Costa Rica […]

Great Food, Great Museums, and More In Birmingham, Alabama


By Corinne Trang If you’ve been to Birmingham, chances are it’s been for business. After your meeting you check into the hotel, order room service, maybe get a movie, and request a wake-up call so you don’t miss your flight the next day—in other words, Birmingham is not exactly what many would think of as […]

Sweet Home Birmingham, Alabama


Greetings from Alabama! Last week we left off from Florida and from there my next trip was a jaunt to the neighboring state of Alabama. Yee haw! Sweet home Alabama! Believe it or not, this was my first time here and admittedly, I had all kinds of preconceived notions. FLORIDA TO ALABAMA (VIA ATLANTA) I flew on Delta from West Palm […]