Now and again, you just have to spoil yourself. For us we decided that a 20th wedding anniversary was a good occasion to do this. We set out to do a tour of southern Ireland and stay at castles along the way. Continue reading Our Ireland Castle Hopping Adventure
Road tripping through Ireland isn’t for the faint of heart and can at times have some hair-raising moments, even more so, I imagine, for those (like us) that are used to driving on the right side of the road. Plenty of narrow winding roads must be taken to reach some interesting sites or off the beaten path attractions. It took some getting used too since driving on the left side isn’t an easy task and doesn’t come naturally for us right side drivers. Continue reading Ireland Road Trip
So while we are avid scuba divers, our typical vacation has been made up of a combination of scuba diving and sightseeing at our destination. We would normally stay at a traditional hotel and find a local dive shop that was close by. This model has worked well for us but has also been fraught with challenges when it comes to cleaning and transporting dive gear. After a morning two-tank dive, dragging our dripping equipment through a fancy hotel lobby and trying to rinse it in the shower or tub has always been a challenge. Continue reading Vacationing at a dive resort
Yes, it’s as exotic as it sounds. There’s nothing like it! Sailing from one heavenly island to another, waking up to picturesque scenery, and reveling in a feeling of pure bliss. This is a trip of a lifetime and we’re so grateful to have had the chance to experience it. Continue reading Cruising the South Pacific
We’ve always wanted to go to Portugal – land of ancient explorers and navigators – located along the Atlantic coast and next to Spain, so when we saw TAP airlines, Portugal’s official airline, offering discounted direct flights from Miami we didn’t waste any time in planning an impromptu vacation. One of the benefits of being semi-retired!
We knew that we wanted to visit Lisbon and Porto so straight off we looked to find our hotels and train travel Continue reading Exploring Portugal for a week
We just got back from a short trip to New York City. Having unused upgrades that we didn’t want to lose was a good incentive, so we looked around for a good travel deal. The New York Times Travel Show was coming up and that was an excellent excuse to return to the “Big Apple” for a few days.
We will be attending the New York Times Travel Show for the first time and we are really looking forward to it. There will be many travel related seminars and we will be busy exploring 16 pavilions with 500 + exhibitors representing 150 countries! Attending travel seminars and meeting the experts is going to be great! We plan on Continue reading New York Weekender
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
The Florida Keys is the perfect destination for a long weekend road trip. It’s an easy 4-hour drive from Miami with plenty to see and do along the way. Follow US-1 S (165 miles) all the way to Key West, the most Continue reading The Florida Keys & Key West
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