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Touring Perth and The Swan Valley
Touring Perth and The Swan Valley

Touring Perth and The Swan Valley

On our second day in Perth, we met our new friends Tracey and Michael at our hotel, the Hyatt Regency Perth, for breakfast. Tracy and Michael are friends with Manuela, and we quickly all got along well. As we were…

Welcome Aboard the Pacific Explorer!
Welcome Aboard the Pacific Explorer!

Welcome Aboard the Pacific Explorer!

After spending three days in Adelaide, Steve (DOS) and I headed to the port of Adelaide for our five night repositioning cruise to Perth, Western Australia. Our Adelaide friends Manuela and Jenny were traveling with us on the cruise, and…

Touring the Barossa Valley!
Touring the Barossa Valley!

Touring the Barossa Valley!

On our first full day in Adelaide, Steve (DOS) and I took a full day wine tour thru the beautiful Barossa Valley, only an hour’s drive north of the city. We used CP Tours and Charters for our wine tasting…

Chocolate, Cheese, and Wine Tasting in the Yarra Valley with a German Dinner!
Chocolate, Cheese, and Wine Tasting in the Yarra Valley with a German Dinner!

Chocolate, Cheese, and Wine Tasting in the Yarra Valley with a German Dinner!

Yarra Valley Chocolateria: The next day (Saturday) our friend Ian drove us around in his large SUV vehicle to several places outside of Melbourne for a multi-hop around the Yarra Valley. We first went to a huge chocolate factory, which…

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…

February Days at Home and around Central Florida
February Days at Home and around Central Florida

February Days at Home and around Central Florida

After so many years of traveling for work and leisure, it’s been nice being retired and home for a few weeks. Steve (DOS) and I both have enjoyed relaxing and catching up errands around the house, visiting with friends, neighbors,…

Platypus Tours thru the Russian River Valley
Platypus Tours thru the Russian River Valley

Platypus Tours thru the Russian River Valley

On our first full day in Sonoma (Friday) we took another Platypus Tour, this time thru the northern part of Sonoma thru the Russian River Valley. As this area is a bit further and rural than most people visit and…