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Flying home on New Year’s Eve and Day. Happy New Year 2024!
Flying home on New Year’s Eve and Day.  Happy New Year 2024!

Flying home on New Year’s Eve and Day. Happy New Year 2024!

(NOTE: It’s now January 28th and I’m currently in a Rehab Hospital in Orlando. This New Year’s Eve post was mostly written a while back and I’m just now posting it; which covers the end of our trip back from Singapore. I’m…

Flight from Miami to Istanbul on Turkish Airlines 787 Business Class
Flight from Miami to Istanbul on Turkish Airlines 787 Business Class

Flight from Miami to Istanbul on Turkish Airlines 787 Business Class

After a good night’s sleep in our Miami Airport Hotel, Steve (DOS) and I had relaxing day at the hotel before our 10:30pm flight to Istanbul. Like any major trip we always arrive the day prior to the departing airport…

The Steve’s Review of MSC Seaside’s Yacht Club
The Steve’s Review of MSC Seaside’s Yacht Club

The Steve’s Review of MSC Seaside’s Yacht Club

Steve (DOS) and I sailed MSC’s Seaside cruise ship for the first time this past week; October 15 – 22, 2023 for a 7 night cruise to MSC’s Ocean Cay (MSC’s private island in the Bahamas), Costa Maya, and Cozumel…

Touring Around Seattle Before Taking The Amtrak Empire Builder Train Home!
Touring Around Seattle Before Taking The Amtrak Empire Builder Train Home!

Touring Around Seattle Before Taking The Amtrak Empire Builder Train Home!

After a long and eventful trip to Seattle (previous post), Steve DOS and I slept well the first night at the Hyatt Olive 8 Hotel in Seattle. This hotel is part of the Hyatt Chain and directly across the street…

Just got back from our Emerald Princess Cruise!
Just got back from our Emerald Princess Cruise!

Just got back from our Emerald Princess Cruise!

<Warning: This is a LONG post! Sorry in advance for any typos, duplicate photos, text, grammar or midnight gibberish mistakes on my part. > Steve (DOS) and I arrived home on Tuesday from a 10 night Emerald Princess (partial Panama…

Exploring The Wailea, Kaanapali, and Kapalua areas of Maui
Exploring The Wailea, Kaanapali, and Kapalua areas of Maui

Exploring The Wailea, Kaanapali, and Kapalua areas of Maui

This post is a continuation of our pre-Christmas 2021 Maui visit. While we stayed in the Wailea area, we made a few day trips around the island during our visit. This post visits (and compares) the Wailea, Kaanapali, and Kapalua…

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…

Five Days in Williamsburg
Five Days in Williamsburg

Five Days in Williamsburg

Our Marriott Platinum challenge continues with our next stop: Williamsburg, Virginia. Like our previous VA Beach stay, we slightly modified this hotel stay on arrival as well, staying 2 nights in this Marriott, and 3 nights in another Marriott property…

A couple days in VA Beach
A couple days in VA Beach

A couple days in VA Beach

After our overnight stay at the Richmond Westin, Steve (DOS) and I headed to Virginia Beach for our next hotel stay in our Marriott Platinum challenge. We had originally booked four nights at the Marriott Courtyard oceanfront at 37th avenue…