What a perfect slogan for this Caribbean island just off the coast of South America. As part of the Dutch territories, its embrace is as warm as the sun, the water is an inviting pale green and a refreshingly cool bath, and the breeze is sweet as the rum punch! My first trip to Aruba … More One Happy Island…Aruba: Part 1
I realized this is going to need to be broken into at least two parts, as my usual 30-minute writing block was no where near sufficient to cover a Vegas weekend. Sorry I’ve been out a little, I was getting ready for and then busy doing Vegas. I’ve done Vegas many times and in many … More Vegas 2017: Part One
Had a nice little getaway after the holidays to beautiful West Palm Beach, Florida! Ok, I’m totally ready to retire here. The communities are gorgeous, activities are endless, and the weather – well, considering it was snowing at home, you just can’t get any better for January. I played a great round of golf in … More Long Weekend in Sunny Florida!
What a gorgeous, albeit grey, view from my porch this morning! The valley adapts to whatever the weather throughs down, and still makes it beautiful. We began the day with another bountiful country breakfast at the Harvest Inn. Nestled into its acres of vineyards and its quaint array of cozy cottages, the inn is … More Napa: Day 3
Eat and drink around the world without actually needing a passport! A few friends who know that I live for good food and drink recommended that while I’m in Florida, I check out the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, which takes place in the fall from mid-September to mid-November. Perfect timing for my family … More Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
We did the do – Orlando. This time, less Disney, more 4D. As in Universal – these 4D rides are perfect for a group of all ages. The kids ranged from 6-12 and the adults, well, a little bit older. And we picked the perfect time to go. I was afraid to question why we … More Eat, Drink and Go Through Orlando: Universal Studios, Great Eats and Drinks, and a Great Hotel!
Ok, so this is a little one-off from my usual blog themes of food, drink and travel, but it does relate to travel. It is about memorabilia from the places I go. I love t-shirts. Jeans and a tee is my favorite casual attire. And my how tees have evolved in shape and feel over … More T-Shirt Tourist…Wearable Memories.
It has been a while since I’ve written, but that’s because I’ve been busy cruisin! Took an Alaska cruise from Seattle up through Alaska’s inside passage. Same cruise I did five years ago, and once again, it did not disappoint. This is the type of trip for nature lovers who don’t mind a little bit … More Cruisin…Alaska!
We had two days to spend in northern California before heading up to our departure port for a cruise to Alaska. What better way to spend it then with the vines? Day One: We left San Fran over the Golden Gate Bridge. Still exciting no matter how many times I’ve seen it. It’s such an … More Wine Country Quickie
Took a little weekend getaway to a Kimpton hotel so we could bring our four-legged child. What a great spot! The Hotel Monaco in Old Town Alexandria is the perfect place for an overnight – especially if you want to bring your pup. It’s not just “pet-friendly” in the sense that you can bring a … More Get-a-way Not Far Away!