Why the blog?

I had thoughts about writing a blog a couple of years ago. A few of my friends that saw the pictures I would post said I should do it. But I never really got around to it until the summer of 2017. We came back from Bermuda and a girl at the yoga class asked... Continue Reading →

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Best of Jordan in four days

JORDAN( WADI RUM, PETRA, DEAD SEA, MT NEBO, MADABA, AMMAN, JERASH) Overview When: December 29, 2019- January 2, 2020 Where (accommodations): Wadi Rum: Memories Aicha Luxury Camp; Petra: Petra Boutique hotel; Dead Sea (Sweimeh): Dead Sea Marriott Resort & Spa. Transportation: For flight details see Israel post.  Ground transportation/guide: From Aqaba border to Memories Aicha Luxury... Continue Reading →

Family trip to the Holy Land

ISRAEL/PALESTINE (Tel Aviv, Eilat, Jericho, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Akko, Haifa, Caesarea) Overview When: December 27- 28, 2019. January 2-5, 2020 Where (accommodations): Tel Aviv: Hotel Saul, Kfar Maccabiah Hotel and Suites; Eilat: Prima Music Hotel; Jerusalem: Leonardo Boutique Jerusalem Transportation: Flights from Frankfurt, Germany to Tel Aviv on Pegasus airlines. Flight from Tel Aviv to Lisbon, Portugal on... Continue Reading →

Aruba-One Happy Island

ARUBA Overview When: 15 November - 19 November, 2019 Where (accommodations): Holiday Inn Resort and Casino Transportation: Delta airlines flight from Boston to Atlanta, GA and Atlanta, GA to Oranjestad, Aruba, jeep for one day through Value Car rental Sights/attractions: Palm Beach, Baby Beach, snorkeling cruise with Pelican Adventures, California Lighthouse, Casibari Rock Formation, Hooiberg Stairway, Natural Bridge, Arikok... Continue Reading →

Eating and leaf peeping in Vermont

Montpelier/Waterbury/Stowe, VT Overview When: 9 October- 12 October, 2019 Where (accommodations): Capitol Plaza Hotel & Conference Center, Best Western Plus Waterbury-Stowe Transportation: 3-3.5 hour car ride from Boston Sights/attractions: Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks, Mansfield Gondola, Stowe Mountain Resort, Trapp Family Lodge Food/drinks: J. Morgan's Steakhouse, The Skinny Pancake, Rabble-Rouser Chocolate & Craft Co., Sarducci's, Wilaiwan's Kitchen, Hen Of The... Continue Reading →

San Francisco and beyond. ’cause wine-not?

Sonoma/Napa/Muir Woods/San Francisco Overview When: 20 September- 28 September, 2019 Where (accommodations): San Francisco Marriott Marquis Transportation: JetBlue Boston (BOS) to San Francisco (SFO), rental car to Sonoma/Napa though Enterprise Rent-A-Car Sights/attractions: Day trips: (Sonoma/Napa area): Wineries: Castello di Amorosa, Round Pond Estate, Domaine Chandon, Artesa Vineyards and Winery. Spa: Golden Haven Hot Springs Spa and Resort (Calistoga) Muir Woods... Continue Reading →

Seychelles- Island Life in the Indian Ocean

SEYCHELLES-PRASLIN, LA DIGUE, MAHE, SILHOUETTE ISLAND Overview When: 28 May- 2 June, 2019 Where (accommodations): Mahe: Coral Strand Smart Choice Hotel, Silhouette Island: Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa Transportation: Air Seychelles round trip from Johannesburg, South Africa to Mahe, Seychelles. Air Seychelles round trip from Mahe to Praslin. Inter Island  ferry from Praslin to La Digue through seychellesbookings.com Sights/attractions:... Continue Reading →

Rainbows, waterfalls and elephants – three countries in one weekend

ZAMBIA, ZIMBABWE, BOTSWANA Overview When: 25 May-27 May, 2019 Where (accommodations): The Kingdom Hotel, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe Transportation: British Airways from Johannesburg to Livingstone, Zambia. Wild Horizons ground transportation from airport to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Zambezi Helicopters flight over the Falls, Wild Horizons Chobe National Park tour Sights/attractions: Zambia and Zimbabwe: Victoria Falls, "Flight of Angels" helicopter flight;... Continue Reading →

From The City to The Bush

SOUTH AFRICA (Cape Town, Kruger National Park, Blyde River Canyon, Johannesburg) Overview When:  Cape Town: May 19-21, Hazyview: May 21-24, Johannesburg: May 24-25, May 27-28, June 2 Where (accommodations):  Cape Town: Pepperclub Hotel and Spa, Hazyview: Abangane Guest Lodge, Johannesburg: African Pride Melrose Arch, The View Boutique Hotel Transportation: British Airways flight from London to Cape... Continue Reading →

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