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!
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
I haven't had a chance to sum up our life choices into a tidy list like this, but if I had this article would have mirrored my thoughts and the experiences I plan to share with my son. "I’m not raising my kids to live a normal life. I’m raising them to live an extraordinary… Continue reading 10 Ways Travelling Has Ruined Our Kids Lives – Shared from 100 Bucket List Adventures
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We are here in Orlando getting close to the end of our trip. This has been a well-timed trip. Many things are in flux and changing in our world, so to take time to slow down and just enjoy ourselves in the company of family has been a nice change of pace. I will follow… Continue reading Friends, Let’s Catch-up!