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Diving into the Gulf Stream at the Frost Museum of Science

Located in Downtown Miami, next door to the Perez Art Museum is the newly opened Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science. There was quite the buildup of anticipation for the May 2017 opening, and over 25,000 people came to visit the first week! This $305 Million dollar project in downtown Miami is comprised of four buildings, which span 250,000 square feet of exhibits and showrooms including a planetarium and a killer 500,000-gallon aquarium! Continue reading Diving into the Gulf Stream at the Frost Museum of Science

Exploring Fort Jefferson and the Dry Tortugas

Probably the hardest national park to get to, the Dry Tortugas is the location of Fort Jefferson which housed the motley crew accused of conspiring in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Originally built between 1846 and 1875 to try and contain and control trade in the area, the fort was plagued with disease and troubles and never fully finished. It’s the largest brick masonry structure ever built in the Americas and uses over 16 Million bricks! Continue reading Exploring Fort Jefferson and the Dry Tortugas

Visiting the History of Diving Museum

It was our second visit to this wonderful museum and we always get a laugh and some new tidbit of information about one of our favorite subjects, diving! If you’ve never been, it’s definitely worth the trip and the 12$ adult entrance. The museum is well laid out taking you back to the 1500s with early attempts at diving and the various inventions that have come to be discovered. Continue reading Visiting the History of Diving Museum

Ireland Road Trip

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

Exploring Portugal for a week

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

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

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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

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