A Fun Family Retreat To St Pete For My 60th Birthday!

“Where do you want to go for your 60th birthday?” asked my daughter A and son D last year when we were planning our family getaway for my milestone year. Since my birthday falls in January, I knew I wanted … Continue reading

A Glorious Day Exploring Popular Places In Portland

I promised I would tell you more about my trip to Portland, Oregon and I’m staying true to my word. If you read my previous post about the 10 reasons you need to visit hip and cool Portland, you know how … Continue reading

So Many Reasons To Fall In Love With Clearwater Beach

Glorious sunshine by day and picturesque sunsets at dusk, miles of pearly white sugar sand beaches, clear blue gulf waters, an abundance of restaurants with fresh fish and seafood, and luxurious resorts with gulf coast views — there are so many reasons to fall … Continue reading

So Much To Explore and Do In St. Pete’s Vibrant Downtown

As a former New Yorker, I love exploring new cities whenever I travel. That’s why I so enjoyed my first visit to St. Petersburg, Florida. St. Pete has the best of both worlds – the beautiful beaches on the Gulf Coast … Continue reading

My Foodie Retirement Project: “1000 Foods To Eat Before You Die”

If you’re a foodie like me, you’ll want to go get a copy of 1000 Foods To Eat Before You Die, by Mimi Sheraton. Over the years, I’ve enjoyed reading Mimi’s restaurant reviews in The New York Times, and her articles in food and … Continue reading

My Travels To Portugal – Falling In Love With Lisbon

“This is a beautiful city and I’m sure you are going to fall in love with it,” said our Viking Program Director Ileana as we boarded the buses to tour Lisbon. It was day two of the pre-cruise trip on “Portugal’s River … Continue reading

NYC + Food = A Perfect Combination For A Wonderful Day

If you’re a foodie headed to New York City any time soon, then you’ll want to click on my guest post “Exploring NYC’s Fabulous Food Halls and the High Line” featured on My Itchy Travel Feet. Earlier this spring, I visited the new Le … Continue reading

Take Me Back To Warm Miami

It’s freezing outside. There are icicles on my patio. While very beautiful to look at, my mind, body and spirit keep saying “take me back to warm Miami.” Since I don’t have any plans to visit soon, all I can do … Continue reading

I’m Adding Australia To My ‘Not To Be Missed’ Bucket List

Since one of my favorite wines is the Yellow Tail brand from Australia and I do adore Australia’s popular Arnott’s Tim Tam biscuits, I jumped at the chance to attend a special luncheon this week in NYC put on by … Continue reading