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  • Unforgettable Alaskan Cruise

    In March of 2009 we cruised the Eastern Caribbean and went on four excursions Su recommended.  In August we went on a land tour and cruise of Alaska with friends from Colorado, and in 2010 all four of us took a trip to Oberammergau, Germany, to attend the Passion Play given only once every 10. . . Read More

  • South Africa and Italy trip 2010

    Hello, I got my itinerary and I’ve got to say I’ve been so busy that I haven’t had time to be excited. When I opened it up I finally got EXCITED! Thank you. You did all the things for me that I would normally do. I always set up an itinerary for us and compile. . . Read More

  • Summer and the Pinks of Spring

    Pretty soon I will hear the cicadas begin their incessant call meaning that summer is well and truly on us, and so before that happens I wanted to make sure that I have captured and recorded spring.  In all her blushing pink! Saucer Magnolia Today the azaleas bloomed!  In the morning they looked like big. . . Read More

  • North Carolina Shores

    Not so long ago in the dead of winter, we hired a small place right at the very edge of the beach with an unobstructed view right down to the waves.  There was hardly anyone else down there and we felt as if we had the beach, and island, to ourselves.  With the outside temperature. . . Read More

  • Ocean visits

    There are no two ways about it – I just love the sea!  Any time I get a chance to spend some time down at the beach, I’ll take it.  Any beach.  Any sea.  Any season.  Any time.  There is something about being close to that huge body of water that soothes my soul and. . . Read More

  • 10 Great New Year Travel Goals!

    1)  Do not expect to find things as they are at home, remember you have left home to find a new and different experience. 2) Remember, if we were expected to stay in one place, we would have been created with roots. 3) Do not let other travelers get on your nerves. 4) Remember you. . . Read More

  • Fall in the Wine Lands

    From Cape Town city it is a 30 – 40min drive to the little university town of Stellenbosch, nestled at the foot of the Simonsberg.  These harsh grey mountains provided the first barrier to the pioneers trekking inland all those centuries ago.  As they persevered they discovered little protected valleys and slopes perfect for the. . . Read More

  • Cape Town Fall

    Fall in the Cape of South Africa is a spectacular time of the year to visit. The weather is that jewel clear warm sunny late summer type of weather and its hard not to find yourself unwinding with it.  I am in sandals and sorry I didn’t bring my shorts! After arriving at the clean. . . Read More

  • Carolina Fall

    Glowing autumn colours I was gazing out of the hotel window a couple weeks ago when I was on a trip to Tennessee.  It is officially Fall but we have had unseasonably warm weather and the trees seem reluctant to turn.  The fact that we followed some incredible storms with wind and heavy rain, tornado. . . Read More

  • Been There!

    I had two comments thrown at me this past week that have given me much cause for thought.  Not rude or unkind comments.  Not at all.  But comments suspiciously close to some that I may well have made in the past…. Unthinking, and most definitely, ignorant.  What in part has caused my consternation is neither. . . Read More