Our bunco group (dice game) starting planning our get-away in August of 2018 and finally set sail June 3rd of 2019. Little did we know due to US policy change with Cuba, we would literally be the last cruise ship in the Havana Port! The Norwegian Sky in the port of Havana, Cuba on June… Continue reading Cruise to Cuba. The Final Day.
Bienvenidos a Costa Rica! I found myself invited by my friend Brook to photograph her yoga retreat. Bye Dallas, Hello Costa Rica! Let me take a step back and mention this conversation happened a week before she was set to depart. Thanks to my travel agent connections, I was able to secure the same flights… Continue reading Costa Rica, Yoga and Boca Sombrero
January took us to Santa Fe, NM for skiing and to breath in the blissful aromas of pinon wood. Sebastian learning to skiCliff, a 'black' skier. February and March were trip free, but we made a big decision to put our beloved lake house on Lake Texoma on the market. 218 Island View. April, Sebastian… Continue reading 2018, A year’s reflection. Welcome, 2019!
This destination wasn't one that had initially been floating around in my head, but when tickets came across my desk that I couldn't pass up, the planning was on! We used United and had one connection in Denver going and one in LAX returning home. I have to say since I have been so devoted… Continue reading Hawaii, The BIG Island!
Daily I receive emails about great prices on flights across the US. One day in early August I jumped on roundtrip tickets from Dallas to Boston and it clicked! October + Massachusetts = a visit to SALEM! I quickly joined a few facebook groups on Salem, MA to learn about the must-sees & stays. Luckily… Continue reading Salem, Boston & The Cape
Did you know that there are 700 islands, of which 30 are inhabited, and about 2,400 cays (coral reefs) in the Bahamas? It is SO MUCH MORE than just Paradise Island, Nassau! There are several popular islands in what are called 'the out islands' of the Bahamas. On this trip, we visited Abaco and Eleuthera.… Continue reading The Bahamas – SO much more than you think.
We took a trip to a beach unknown and discovered a wonderful part of Florida! Friends had us to their place in Vero Beach. We delighted in local restaurants like Mulligan's and Cravings, took in the local culture at the Vero Beach Art Museum and Mel Fisher's Treasures, and spent lots of time by the pool and… Continue reading Vero Beach, Cape Canaveral & St. Augustine; Not a part of Florida you may know!
The last time I was in Cancun, Mexico I was in my twenties. We did a typical 'hotel zone' stay off the strip, tanned on the beach and visited Mayan Ruins in Tulum. I remember getting off at a small airport and taking a small school-bus type van to our hotel. The guys on the… Continue reading This is not the Cancun I remember! It’s better. It’s the Riviera Maya.
Like most destinations in the West Indies, the Dominican Republic delivers you crystal teal-blue water and fine white sand. We found areas of our resort's beach, at the natural swimming pool and off of Saona Island to be seaweed free and pristine. The trade-off to reach this stunning destination is a 4hr 15m (direct) flight… Continue reading PUJ, La Romana, Saona Island ~ Dominican Republic
Tokyo is a highly populated, dense metropolis of approximately 845 square miles that I had the pleasure to briefly explore in May. When traveling to Tokyo, it is best to do the following ahead of time: Download the Google Translate app to help you with menus, directions and outdoor vending machines, and learn some basic… Continue reading A Tiny Taste of Tokyo