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

A Pleasant Winter Retreat In Pass-a-Grille, St. Pete

“I really like your blog, and wondered if you would care to come and visit us at Inn on the Beach for a two-night stay. To tell you a little about ourselves, we’re a complex of recently refurbished self-catering cottages … Continue reading

Let The Countdown To 60 Begin!

Happy New Year! January 2017 marks the 10th year since I started blogging. A decade has passed since I typed my first blog post capturing my countdown to my 50th birthday. Times have changed but one thing remains constant — boomer … Continue reading

A Gift Book To Inspire and Celebrate Retirement

As a blogger, many books pass my desk for review. One that caught my eye this season is Hello Someday by Kobi Yamada and John Christianson. It’s a gift book to inspire and celebrate retirement. It’s from Compendium, one of my favorite publishers … Continue reading

Still Need Holiday Gifts? Here Are Some of My Favorites.

Each summer I attend the NY NOW Show – The Market for Lifestyle, Home + Gift – at the Javits Center in New York City. It’s fun to walk the aisles filled with jewelry, housewares, artisan crafts, paper goods, and … Continue reading

My Travels On “Rhineland Discovery” – A Best-Ever Full-Day Feast in Strasbourg

Are you ready to join me for my best-ever day in Strasbourg? If you are hungry now, you’ll be ravenous when you’re done reading about and viewing all the pictures from the “Taste the Best of Alsace” excursion I went on during … Continue reading

My Travels On “Rhineland Discovery” – A Lovely Last Day in Amsterdam

It was hard to believe that almost a week had passed on our pre-trip on “Rhineland Discovery” (courtesy of Viking River Cruises). We had enjoyed our time in Bruges, our stop in Ghent, and our stay in Amsterdam.* Soon we would board … Continue reading

My Travels On “Rhineland Discovery” — Adventures in Amsterdam

After two glorious days in Bruges, Belgium, it was time to leave for the Dutch capital of Amsterdam. The sun was shining as we boarded our bus during our pre-trip on “Rhineland Discovery” (courtesy of Viking River Cruises).* “First, we’ll stop in … Continue reading

My Travels On “Rhineland Discovery” – A Delight for the Senses

“We would like to see if you would be interested in beginning a conversation about a potential press trip in 2016,” said the Viking River Cruises PR team last December. “OMG, OMG, OMG!,” I said to my boyfriend L. “Last year’s … Continue reading

My Fabulous Vacation to Italy: Paradise Awaits in Positano

Can’t wait to share more stories about my family vacation to Italy. If you haven’t left for Rome and Florence after reading my earlier posts, you’ll definitely be booking your trip once you read, or rather view, what paradise awaits in Positano. A … Continue reading