Laurie Jo Miller Farr

Laurie Jo Miller Farr

2013 Yahoo Contributor of the Year Award

Serving as hostess for three Royal Visits to the USA, Laurie says that a highlight - for her - was sharing a gin and tonic straight up with HRH Duke of Edinburgh onboard the Royal Yacht Britannia.

After ten years as the official tourism representative for The Big Apple, Laurie moved to London where she worked as a marketing professional in luxury hotels in Western Europe while raising two thoroughly bi-cultural children in the British educational system.

As an international relocation consultant, Laurie assisted 400 families with international moves, home search, schools and settling-in. She can even tell you why dishwasher salt is required in England.

A transplant to San Francisco, catching up on a couple of decades of Americana, she hopes it isn't a mistake since the ground is prone to shake.

Laurie is proud to display her award as a 2013 Yahoo! Contributor of the Year.
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Northeastern University, Boston, MA; New School for Social Research, NYC: Adjunct Faculty; London Hotel School, England: Lecturer, American Hotel & Lodging Association teaching certificate


Expertise + Communication = The stuff you know when you know your stuff.

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  • Play a Golf Course a Day in La Jolla, California
    Sunny La Jolla, California, has weather and golf to recommend it. A three-day visit can mean playing on a different course each day, all highly rated and complete with ocean views and perfect weather. Do save some time for the beach.
  • Museum Stores Make Marvelous Shopping Emporiums
    Pass up the mall and see what you can find in a museum gift shop when traveling. It's not all postcards and art prints. You'll find kitchen utensils, umbrellas, scarves, toys, glassware, and more for your personal collection or as thoughtful gifts.
  • Visit Any National Park for Less Money
    How can you benefit from the best deal out there, whether you're a frequent parks visitor, planning a last-minute visit, or taking the trip of a lifetime?
  • Shopping as Live Theater at Lots Road Auction in London
    There are ways to shop without even buying, which gives visitors an in-depth look into an international destination. Window shopping is one way. Attending an auction is another. London's Lots Road Auctions in Chelsea has a relaxed atmosphere every Sunday.
  • 4 Public Golf Courses With Pacific Ocean Views in the Bay Area
    Right in San Francisco, three public golf courses have outstanding historical interest and remarkable Pacific Ocean views. Half an hour south in the direction of Silicon Valley, Half Moon Bay features stunning ocean bluffs with expansive Pacific views.
  • Historic Presidio Golf Course Is Called San Francisco's Favorite 18 Holes
    Historic Presidio Golf Course in San Francisco offers the opportunity to play 18 holes just 15 minutes from downtown among century-old Monterey cypress and pines.
  • Head for Rome This Winter for the Papal Conclave
    All eyes are on Rome when a papal conclave is called for the election of a new pope. March 2013 sees heavy travel to Rome following the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI.
  • The Statue of Liberty Freshening Up After Hurricane Sandy
    The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island are very popular National Park Service sites, but they are indefinitely closed due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy in October 2012. The Washington Monument remains closed for earthquake repairs throughout 2013.
  • Find Treasure at San Francisco's Treasure Island Flea Market
    San Francisco's Treasure Island Flea is a market held on the last weekend of every month. Vintage shopping, antiques, food, live music, wine tasting, and panoramic views are 10 minutes from downtown on the Bay Bridge.
  • Browse the Best Stalls at Brooklyn Flea
    Brooklyn Flea attracts shoppers by the thousands every weekend. There's great stuff, great food, great prices, great people watching, and great views, which means great fun.
  • Vintage Shopping Alive and Well in San Francisco
    Vintage fashionistas love San Francisco, where the weather is perfect for piling on stylish layers of fabulous finds. Excellent collections of curated vintage clothing for men and women are tucked away in neighborhood shops sprinkled around the city.
  • Shop Paris-Area Outlets for Designer Discounts
    For visitors to Paris it's well worth knowing about this outlet shopping center. You will find a wide selection of top designer bargains at La Vallée Village located near Disneyland Paris, the place for 100 quality outlet stores.
  • Boston's National Historic Park: Tour Guide's Look at the Freedom Trail
    Urban national historic parks make an enormous contribution to our National Park Service, none more so than Boston and its famous Freedom Trail, linking 16 sites of major colonial significance.
  • Miami's Historical Biltmore Hotel Offers Total Performance Golf
    Stay and play at the historical Biltmore Hotel in Miami, where the pros' Total Performance Golf includes Trackman, an analysis used by Tiger Woods. The 1925 Donald Ross course is in better condition than ever.
  • Make Winter Memories in Magnificent Monte Carlo
    In winter, Monte Carlo's swimming pool is replaced by an ice skating rink. Visit the Christmas Market, opera, legendary casinos, some of the finest restaurants on earth, an international circus, and a blessing of the fleet on saint's day.
  • Golf and Grapes in California's Wine Country
    Less than an hour from San Francisco's Bay Bridge, head east into the picturesque hills, valleys, and vineyards of Livermore, home to Wente Vineyards. Great golf, great food, great music and great wine await. Is this Sonoma and Napa of 25 years ago?
  • National Parks Minutes From Downtown San Francisco
    San Francisco is surrounded by 37 parks under the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, urban partners of the National Park Service. Ocean Beach is located at the Pacific Ocean at the westernmost edge of the city.
  • Miami: A Gourmet Winter Wonderland
    During a winter's break in Coral Gables, I joined the Biltmore Culinary Academy for a Latin cooking course. The whole week was a food-themed one, a fun and educational winter break in Miami while escaping the cold up north.
  • Muir Woods: A Perfect, Pocket-Sized National Park
    Muir Woods National Park is a living monument to the stately giant redwoods, some over 1,000 years old. Only 11 miles from the Golden Gate Bridge, this national park can be reached easily for a day or half-day excursion from San Francisco.

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