Travel and Leisure

  • Exploring Naples’ Culinary Scene: My Florida 2024 Foodie Adventures
    Warning: This blog post may make you hungry! In my last post, I recapped my 2024 snowbird stay in Southwest Florida. Today I’m going to share my foodie adventures exploring Naples culinary scene. Ooh, ooh, ooh, I did a lot of eating at restaurants and cafes in Naples and Bonita Springs this winter. Both neighboring towns have ...
  • Looking Back on My 2024 Snowbird Stay in Southwest Florida
    With the start of spring this week, winter will soon be in the rearview mirror. There are only two more weeks left before my 2024 Florida snowbird stay in Southwest Florida comes to an end. Despite a rainy and rather cold January, February and March shaped up with an abundance of sunshine and warmth. Ooh, ooh, ...
  • Road Scholar “Great Global Giveaway” For Educational Adventures To Seven Continents
    My friends at Road Scholar are hosting a “Great Global Giveaway” and I’m excited to tell you about it. I’m going to enter and hope you do too. I so want to plan a vacay with this travel company during my retirement. Road Scholar Great Global Giveaway In honor of it’s 50th anniversary celebration in 2025, Road ...
  • Hudson Valley Road Trip Part II: A Visit to The Culinary Institute of America and Stopover at Storm King Art Center
    Earlier, I told you about my 3-day fall road trip to lower Hudson Valley in New York State which included time at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and FDR’s home in Hyde Park, exploring downtown Beacon, and a lovely stay at The Roundhouse Beacon Falls. Now I’m back to share Part ...
  • A Well-Paced 3-Day Road Trip to Beacon and the Lower Hudson Valley: Part I
    When I lived in the Bronx as a child I remember going to upstate New York to go apple picking each fall. We picked tons of apples and then would make baked apples and apple cake and end up eating lots of apples for weeks. The area was mostly farms back in the 1960s ...
  • Going Back in Time to My College Days During Cornell Homecoming
    With all the pain and suffering in the world, it’s been difficult to focus the past two weeks. Lately l feel more comfort in looking in rearview instead of looking forward. Maybe that’s why I’ve decided to share highlights from my recent 2023 Cornell Homecoming. Last month, I went back in time to my college days ...