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Marriott Platinum Challenge Continues: on to Daytona Beach Shores!
Marriott Platinum Challenge Continues: on to Daytona Beach Shores!

Marriott Platinum Challenge Continues: on to Daytona Beach Shores!

After arriving home from our last trip to Virginia, we have now completed 8 days out of 15 (to be completed in 90 days) for our Marriott Hotel Platinum Challenge status match. While I have lifetime Hilton, and Globalist at…

Marriott Platinum Challenge Begins with a Week of Virginia Hotel Stays!
Marriott Platinum Challenge Begins with a Week of Virginia Hotel Stays!

Marriott Platinum Challenge Begins with a Week of Virginia Hotel Stays!

We left Roanoke on Sunday afternoon for a week exploring my home state of Virginia, before heading home to Florida. We had been staying in Roanoke the last few weeks while Mom was in hospice, and we were also working…

Halloween Week in Daytona Beach Shores
Halloween Week in Daytona Beach Shores

Halloween Week in Daytona Beach Shores

This week Steve (DOS) and myself stayed at the Hyatt Place Daytona Beach Shores; a nice oceanfront hotel in a quiet town a few miles south of Daytona Beach proper, and less than an hour from home in Orlando. As…

Wine pairing lunch part 2: at Casa El Enemigo
Wine pairing lunch part 2: at Casa El Enemigo

Wine pairing lunch part 2: at Casa El Enemigo

Our second day wine-pairing lunch was at Casa El Enemigo.  We had been there last year, and as it was late May (Autumn in Argentina) then, we sat outside and enjoyed the colorful views.  This visit was in early September,…

Since Cape Town . . .
Since Cape Town . . .

Since Cape Town . . .

Wow has it been a busy time since we got back from South Africa.  I have really gotten behind on this blog (along with just about everything else), but we are both alive and well.  After returning from a big…

Travel home from Mendoza
Travel home from Mendoza

Travel home from Mendoza

I’m jumping around a bit from the last post where we were mountain and wine touring in Mendoza, Argentina, but we’ve been quite busy since we got back.  One of the reasons we like going to South America in ‘our’…

Mendoza Wine Touring 2018 – Day 2
Mendoza Wine Touring 2018 – Day 2

Mendoza Wine Touring 2018 – Day 2

We started our second and last day of wine touring thru the Luján de Cuyo region of Mendoza.  Like yesterday, we would tour two wineries, followed by a late lunch at a third winery.  Our first stop today was at Pulenta Estate…

Winery Touring around Mendoza May 2018 (Day 1)
Winery Touring around Mendoza May 2018 (Day 1)

Winery Touring around Mendoza May 2018 (Day 1)

This is our third trip to Mendoza, and as we did on the last two trips, we took wine tours for a couple days with Vendimia Wine Tours.  Leo is the owner of Vendimia, and we used him the last…

Day tour to the Andes Mountains
Day tour to the Andes Mountains

Day tour to the Andes Mountains

Our first full day of touring in Mendoza was an excursion to the beautiful Andes Mountains, which we had previously arranged with Leo, owner of Vendimia Wine Tours.  This is our third trip to Mendoza and we have used Leo’s…