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Touring Mendoza Wineries: “Finca La Anita” on Day 1
Touring Mendoza Wineries: “Finca La Anita” on Day 1

Touring Mendoza Wineries: “Finca La Anita” on Day 1

We started our first of two days of wine touring around 9:45am, with Alejandro picking us up at our hotel, the Park Hyatt Mendoza. We were scheduled to have three days of touring, however as noted in the previous couple…

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…

Sailing the Yangtze River on the Yangzi Explorer
Sailing the Yangtze River on the Yangzi Explorer

Sailing the Yangtze River on the Yangzi Explorer

Back to our China trip again, after the last ‘catch up’ post to let friends and family know we were home once again. This post is about the luxury River Cruise we sailed ‘up’ (as in upstream) on The Yangzi…

Happy New Year 2019!
Happy New Year 2019!

Happy New Year 2019!

After spending the week of Christmas in Roanoke, Virginia with family, Steve (DOS) and I flew back to Florida on Allegiant Airlines; no frills but nonstop. It was a quick hour and a half morning flight, which got us back…

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…

Happy New Year 2018 from Orlando!
Happy New Year 2018 from Orlando!

Happy New Year 2018 from Orlando!

Happy New Year from the beautiful Hyatt Cypress Creek Resort in Orlando!  Like last year we stayed here for a 3 night ‘stay-cation’ and also had a wonderful time, despite the chilly weather this December and misty New Year’s Day.…

Touring Beijing Day 1 – Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace and Olympic Stadium
Touring Beijing Day 1 – Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace and Olympic Stadium

Touring Beijing Day 1 – Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace and Olympic Stadium

  Ni Hao!  (Nee how) from Beijing!  We started our first day of touring Beijing at 9am, after having breakfast in the 17th floor Concierge Lounge (Grand Club) at the Grand Hyatt Hotel.  We are staying on the 18th (top)…

Time out for Hurricane Irma!
Time out for Hurricane Irma!

Time out for Hurricane Irma!

It’s Wednesday night as I write this, and Steve (DOS) and I are safely back in Florida after a wonderful Labor Day weekend in Mendoza, Argentina. We were on the go quite a bit touring and dining while we were…

Back to the future; wish I were still in the past!
Back to the future; wish I were still in the past!

Back to the future; wish I were still in the past!

A quick break from posting about our South Africa trip, to say we’re safely back home now.  I’m still going to continue with my posts after this, but as they take several hours to write and post photos, it will…

Election week in the Steel City
Election week in the Steel City

Election week in the Steel City

Finally after a grueling year and a half of endless ads, news spin, debates, mud-slinging, and Saturday Night Live skits, I watched the election unfold and ultimately decided from a suburb of Pittsburgh where I was working this week.  And…