Beach cleanup efforts

Every time I go to the beach I end-up doing a mini beach cleanup. I just can’t leave that piece of plastic on the beach; I have to pick it up. It’s so easy to do so! Why litter when all we need to do is to bring back home, recycle or dispose of it in one of the numerous trash cans along the beach? It’s so easy that even little kids can do it! Sometimes people ask me why I’m doing this and I’m happy to Continue reading Beach cleanup efforts

A few days in Montreal for the holidays

Montreal is so beautiful under a fresh coat of snow! Even more so during the holidays when the Christmas lights are twinkling and glowing through the white snow. Every year since we moved south we look forward to our holiday time visit; it has become a tradition. To reunite and celebrate with family is the main purpose of our trip but we also get to reminisce about our lives there, after all this where we spent most of our lives. Revisiting some of our favorites places and indulging Continue reading A few days in Montreal for the holidays

Ancient Spanish Monastery


This little gem is a haven located in North Miami. The grounds are beautiful and a breath of fresh air in the heart of the city.

The ancient monastery and the cloisters date back to the 12th Century; construction began in 1133 and ended in 1141. Cistercian monks occupied the monastery for almost 700 years in Spain! Continue reading Ancient Spanish Monastery

Organizing day tours

The following is an article written by fellow blogger, Derek Cullen. He’s traveled all over Africa and as you will read he’s quite passionate about organizing and offering great day tours.

I hope you enjoy this as much as I did.

Travel will change the way you see the world

Riding a bicycle through Africa was to be the most profound experience that would change everything about Continue reading Organizing day tours

Austin, Texas – Things to do & places to go

A few years back the opportunity to move to Austin presented itself and we took a leap of faith by leaving Montreal, our hometown, the place where we grew-up and lived all our lives. It wasn’t an easy decision to make with our family and friends there, but the opportunity was a good one and it opened up many doors for us. The lure of moving somewhere new and discovering a new city as well as living in a warmer climate was certainly appealing. Looking back Continue reading Austin, Texas – Things to do & places to go

Post hurricane diving – Hunting for treasure

Hurricanes have a way to mess with people’s travel plans. They also stir-up the ocean floor hindering visibility for scuba divers. On the upside, they can also unearth buried treasure, shifting around wrecks and moving sand around at the oceans bottom perhaps exposing long lost treasures for someone to find. Not long ago Continue reading Post hurricane diving – Hunting for treasure

A few days around San Juan, Puerto Rico

On a whim after seeing flights from Miami for just over 100$ return we decided to visit Puerto Rico. This was our first time here and as a US territory it is simple to get to. Miami had literally a dozen direct flights daily and the short 2.5-hour flight was a breeze. We enjoyed seeing the aqua blue beaches off the Bahamas from our plane window. One day we’re going to take a little excursion there as well. Continue reading A few days around San Juan, Puerto Rico