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Full Panama Canal Transit Thru The New Locks on The Caribbean Princess!
Full Panama Canal Transit Thru The New Locks on The Caribbean Princess!

Full Panama Canal Transit Thru The New Locks on The Caribbean Princess!

Steve (DOS) and I recently did a full transit thru the new Panama Canal locks aboard the Caribbean Princess on a 15 night cruise from Ft. Lauderdale to San Francisco. We had a wonderful time, and I’m just now getting…

All Aboard The California Zephyr!
All Aboard The California Zephyr!

All Aboard The California Zephyr!

Friday Feb 3, 2020 Steve (DOS) and I are currently on the California Zephyr, Amtrak’s cross-country train which travels from Chicago to Emeryville, California.  We left yesterday from Union Station in Chicago, and are currently going thru the beautiful Colorado…

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…

Pre-Cruise Week in Daytona Beach Shores
Pre-Cruise Week in Daytona Beach Shores

Pre-Cruise Week in Daytona Beach Shores

Steve (DOS) and I started out the first full week of January with a four night stay at the Hyatt Place Daytona Beach Shores. It was a very quiet week there, which is often the case of resorts in general,…

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…

Heading home to Florida on the Auto Train!
Heading home to Florida on the Auto Train!

Heading home to Florida on the Auto Train!

After a nice four night stay in Charlottesville, and a little over 3 weeks total being away from home, on Monday Steve (DOS) and I headed home on the Auto Train from Lorton, VA to Sanford, FL. The drive from…

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…

Safari bound! Welcome to Makanyi Private Game Lodge!
Safari bound!  Welcome to Makanyi Private Game Lodge!

Safari bound! Welcome to Makanyi Private Game Lodge!

After a two night’s stay at the Hyatt Regency in Johannesburg, Steve (DOS) and I flew from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit, South Africa.  The flight was less than an hour aboard an Embraer 140 jet, and as the flight wasn’t full…

Chilean Wine Touring with Jose – Day Two
Chilean Wine Touring with Jose – Day Two

Chilean Wine Touring with Jose – Day Two

On our second full day of wine touring, we awoke to a beautiful sunrise view over the vineyards and distant Andes Mountains at our hotel, TerraVina in Santa Cruz, Chile.  While yesterday was overcast and rainy all day, today was…

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…