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

Why You Need To Escape To Venice Beach, California This Year

“Let’s take a trip to Venice Beach, California,” I said to my daughter A. I love California and wanted to visit my BFF R out there. I boarded the plane in Philadelphia early morning November 9th and was glad to … Continue reading

My Travels On “Rhineland Discovery” – A Beautiful Day in the Black Forest

It had been a glorious week on the Viking EIR, (courtesy of Viking River Cruises).* Our voyage on the “Rhineland Discovery” river cruise would soon be coming to an end. There was one last day to savor — with a morning excursion … 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” – The Great Castles of Germany

It’s a raining and cold outside. But my thoughts are elsewhere. I’m thinking about my river cruise on the Rhine this past summer on the Viking EIR (courtesy of Viking River Cruises).* The days on “Rhineland Discovery” were sunny, tranquil, and full … Continue reading

My Travels On “Rhineland Discovery” – Welcome to Kinderdijk and Cologne

After a fabulous five days on the “Rhineland Discovery” pre-trip to Bruges, Ghent, and Amsterdam, it was time to set sail aboard the Viking EIR (courtesy of Viking River Cruises).* Welcome to Kinderdijk By Saturday morning we arrived in Kinderdijk, a village community … 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” – First Stop Beautiful Bruges

Our first stop for our pre-trip on “Rhineland Discovery” (courtesy of Viking River Cruises) was the beautiful medieval city of Bruges, Belgium. My boyfriend L and I spent time exploring on our own and with a Viking guide.* The night … Continue reading