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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…

Journey to Miami on the Brightline Train!
Journey to Miami on the Brightline Train!

Journey to Miami on the Brightline Train!

After many months of being excited about the Brightline Train starting service from Orlando to Miami, Steve (DOS) and I finally took the train on this route to take an international flight out of Miami. There have been quite a…

Platypus Tours Napa #2: Paoletti, Tedeschi, and Clos Pegase Wineries
Platypus Tours Napa #2: Paoletti, Tedeschi, and Clos Pegase Wineries

Platypus Tours Napa #2: Paoletti, Tedeschi, and Clos Pegase Wineries

Continuing on with our Napa Valley trip, in this post we will take our second Platypus Tour in Napa. Of the four Platypus tours we would ultimately take this trip (2 in Napa and 2 in Sonoma) this was the…

Exploring Napa on our Own: Charles Krug and V. Sattui
Exploring Napa on our Own: Charles Krug and V. Sattui

Exploring Napa on our Own: Charles Krug and V. Sattui

As Steve (DOS) and I were in Napa for 5 days, we had a couple “free days” where we weren’t taking a wine tour with Platypus, which allowed us to go to a couple wineries and lunches on our own.…

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…

Birthday Week at Daytona Beach Shores
Birthday Week at Daytona Beach Shores

Birthday Week at Daytona Beach Shores

Steve (DOS) and I celebrated my 59th birthday week on another summer Stay-Cation, this time at Daytona Beach Shores, only an hour from our house. We stayed once again at the Residence Inn Oceanfront, and had a wonderful and relaxing…

Stay-Cation Summer 2021: The Villages of Spanish Springs!
Stay-Cation Summer 2021: The Villages of Spanish Springs!

Stay-Cation Summer 2021: The Villages of Spanish Springs!

We just returned from a fun three night stay at The Villages, which is located a short hour and a half from our home in the east Orlando area. We used to go to The Villages every year for my…

Touring Wineries in Charlottesville VA
Touring Wineries in Charlottesville VA

Touring Wineries in Charlottesville VA

After leaving Roanoke, we stayed in Charlottesville, Virginia for four nights. Charlottesville is a two hour drive from Roanoke, and is a good stop-over for us when we are taking the Auto Train home from Lorton, Virginia, which is also…