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NY Summer 2022: sunsets and kayaking

NY Summer 2022: sunsets and kayaking

As we do every year, we made multiple trips to the beach for sunset. Unlike 2021, we had quite a few good sunsets this summer! We found lots of jingle shells to add to our collection and managed to...

Spain 2022: Valencia – El Cabanyal

Spain 2022: Valencia – El Cabanyal

We centered our Saturday afternoon around reservations for a late lunch at Casa Montaña, and we were very happy with our choice to do so! From the old town we used google maps to help find a bus...

Hilton Head Island, May 2022

Hilton Head Island, May 2022

For my birthday weekend we happily accepted an invitation to stay at our friend's house in Hilton Head Island, SC. Somehow we'd never been here before, and the amount of trees and hidden development...

NY Summer 2020: sunsets

NY Summer 2020: sunsets

One of our favorite activities on Long Island is going to the beach for sunset, especially since Pasha is allowed off-leash. in 2020 we were able to go quite a few times, and each time was a unique...

Grand Cayman: Kimpton Seafire Resort

Grand Cayman: Kimpton Seafire Resort

The main reason to go to Grand Cayman was to use two free night certificates from IHG that were expiring. After investigating several California properties, we decided we'd rather go to the...

Oregon: Cannon Beach

Oregon: Cannon Beach

For our overnight on the coast Cannon Beach was a good spot since it put us within walking distance of several restaurants.  We had a free Hotels.com night to use, and one of the few places that had...

Marlborough: mussels and Cable Bay

Marlborough: mussels and Cable Bay

After checking out of the hotel at 10am and packing up the car, we walked into town to do a little shopping at the local souvenir shop. On our way out of town we stopped at one last winery before...

Nusa Dua: Grand Hyatt

Nusa Dua: Grand Hyatt

We wanted to be relatively close to the airport for our final night, and since I had a free night with Hyatt, we decided to stay at the Grand Hyatt in Nusa Dua. I'd seen the Nusa Dua area described...

San Diego 2014: where we stayed

San Diego 2014: where we stayed

In mid-January I attended a conference in San Diego, and after a busy weekend Leandra flew out for the remainder of the week. Though we've been to SD many times now, we still love returning and it...

Curacao 2013: sights

Curacao 2013: sights

Around Thanksgiving we found several interesting travel deals for 2013, and a return to Curacao for a long weekend was one of them. Since we had explored much of the island in 2007 we didn't feel...

Asian adventure 2011: Similan Islands

Asian adventure 2011: Similan Islands

We'd read that Thailand's Similan Islands had some great snorkeling that shouldn't be missed, so we emailed the hotel concierge for some advice. Our hotel recommended Andaman Leisure Phuket (ALP),...

Beaches and snorkeling in Kauai

Beaches and snorkeling in Kauai

We spent time relaxing on the beach in Kauai, mainly at two destinations: Ke'e Beach and Tunnels Beach. Both are on the north end of the island and both have an abundance of trees and therefore,...

Humacao Nature Preserve and El Yunque

The weather was supposed to be unpredictable on Sunday, so we rescheduled our planned snorkeling trip via email to Monday and headed down to the Humacao Nature Preserve instead. Supposedly, this...

St Martin, the beaches

We spent a lot of time on this trip exploring various beaches all over the island. The idea was to hit the recommended snorkeling spots and then do some strolling and people watching at the more...

Grand Case, St Martin

The first thing we needed to decide after buying the tickets to St Martin was where on the island we wanted to stay. The northern (French) side of the island is better known for dining and...

Our Itinerary

2024 Trips

San Diego, CA (Jan)
Sarasota, FL (Feb)
Valencia, Spain (Mar)
Mallorca (Apr)
Croatia (May)
Faroe Islands (Aug)
London, UK (Sept)
Bari, Italy (Sept)</br />Rome, Italy (Oct)
Frankfurt, Germany (Oct)

2022 Trips

Florida (Feb)
NC Mountains (Apr)
Washington DC (Apr)
Valencia, Spain (May)
Hilton Head, SC (May)
Pacific NW (Jun)
Long Island (Jul)
Florida (Sept)
Chicago (Sept)
Poland (Sept)
NC Mountains (Nov)
Euro Xmas Markets (Dec)