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Amtrak Auto Train – Southbound to Florida!
Amtrak Auto Train – Southbound to Florida!

Amtrak Auto Train – Southbound to Florida!

After a lengthy stay in Virginia, I was able to convince Steve (DOS) to take the Amtrak Auto train back home to Orlando instead of driving all that way. We had taken the Auto Train together once before (and I…

Touring Around a Very Quiet Colonial Williamsburg!
Touring Around a Very Quiet Colonial Williamsburg!

Touring Around a Very Quiet Colonial Williamsburg!

Thanks to COVID-19, Colonial Williamsburg was virtually empty during the weekdays. We had both not been here in years, but as much as we like Williamsburg, we were never keen on the crowds. In this post you will see Williamsburg…

Day tour of Monticello
Day tour of Monticello

Day tour of Monticello

Our Charlottesville mini-getaway continues with a visit to the mountainside estate of Monticello, home of the third U.S. President, Thomas Jefferson (link to Monticello’s official site). While DOS and I have both been to Monticello previously and separately, it was…

Travel to Shanghai!
Travel to Shanghai!

Travel to Shanghai!

After a fun overnight stay in Toronto, we had a leisurely day in the city, as our flight to London was not until 6:30pm. We walked around the same area where we had dinner last night, and as there was…

Flights to London and Helsinki in Business Class
Flights to London and Helsinki in Business Class

Flights to London and Helsinki in Business Class

In our last post we had just finished dinner in the British Airways Lounge, and were heading out for our flight. I was a bit rushed getting that post done before we left, and by the time I got to…

Touring Wine Country in Montevideo
Touring Wine Country in Montevideo

Touring Wine Country in Montevideo

On our first full day in Montevideo, we took a wonderful wine tour to a family winery which included a private room lunch with wine pairing.  As we got ready for breakfast, we had a nice view out the window…

Our Stay at 21 Roux Street in Franschhoek, South Africa
Our Stay at 21 Roux Street in Franschhoek, South Africa

Our Stay at 21 Roux Street in Franschhoek, South Africa

We are now staying our last of five nights at 21 Roux Street, a luxury Bed and Breakfast home in beautiful Franschhoek, South Africa.  Franschhoek is a short hour’s drive from Capetown, but a world away with it’s quaint shops,…

Layover in Sao Paulo Airport Hotel and onward Flight to Johannesburg
Layover in Sao Paulo Airport Hotel and onward Flight to Johannesburg

Layover in Sao Paulo Airport Hotel and onward Flight to Johannesburg

We had a nice 8 hour overnight flight to Sao Paulo on an American Airlines Boeing 777-300 jet from Miami.  We had Business Class seats seats 3D and 3K (2 adjacent aisle seats in the center section of the 1…

Return to South Africa – the Adventure Begins!
Return to South Africa  – the Adventure Begins!

Return to South Africa – the Adventure Begins!

After having such an enjoyable time last year on our AMA Waterways Africa cruise/tour, Steve (DOS) and I are returning to South Africa once again, this time on our own.  Including travel, our nearly three week trip, unlike last year’s…