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 this summer. We came back from Bermuda and a girl at the yoga class asked how it... Continue Reading →

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58 hours in Iceland

ICELAND Overview When: 16 November- 18 November, 2018 Where: Hotel Laxnes, Mosfellsbaer Transportation: Flight: Boston (BOS) to Keflavik International airport (KEF) on WOW airlines. Car rental: Blue Car rental ( booked through "Guide to Iceland") Must see/do: Blue Lagoon, Laxnes Horse Farm, Reynisfjara black sand beach, Dyrholaey, Skogafos (waterfall), Seljalandsfoss (waterfall), Kerid crater, Thingvelir National Park... Continue Reading →

Discover caves, cities, beaches and castles! One week in Portugal

PORTUGAL (Lisbon/Algarve/Sintra) Overview When: 29 July - 5 August, 2018 Where: Lisbon first night - Hotel da Baixa, Albufeira (Algarve) -Aqua Pedra dos Bicos hotel, Lisbon last night - Corinthia Hotel Transportation: Flights -TAP airlines, car rental - Drive on Holidays booked through ArgusCarHire.com Must see/do: Lisbon- Monastery of Jeronimos, Padrao dos Descobrimentos monument, Belem Tower,... Continue Reading →

Falling in love with Quebec all over again

QUEBEC, CANADA Overview When: May 25 - May 28, 2018 Where: Airbnb Transportation: 6.5-7hr car ride from Boston Must see/do: Ile d'Orleans, Vignoble Ste-Petronille, Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre,  Montmorency Falls,  Siberia spa,  Morrin Centre Food/drinks: Bistro B, La Champagnerie, Cafe Les Cousins, Chocolaterie Ile d'Orleans, La Boulange, Le Mitan Microbraserie, Les Sales Gosses, Cochon Dingue, Legende, Le Cafe Kriegof,  Cafe du Monde This... Continue Reading →

NYC: eats, drinks and fun things!

Overview When: May 11- May 13, 2018 Where: Rented room near the Times Square Transportation: 5hr bus ride from Boston to NYC on  GoTo Bus  Must see/do: Marie's Crisis,  Ellen's Stardust Diner, "Hello Dolly" in Shubert Theater (or any other Broadway show), Bowlmore Times Square Food/drinks: 230 Fifth Rooftop Bar, Best Bagel and Coffee, The Bedford, Westlight,... Continue Reading →

Heaven on Earth- Honeymoon in French Polynesia

Tahiti/Moorea/Tahaa/Raiatea/Bora Bora Overview When: 22 March - 9 April, 2018 Where: Papeete (Tahiti): 3 nights upon arrival AirBnb, last night before the flight AirBnb; Moorea: AirBnb; Taha'a: Vahine Island Private Island Resort and Spa; Raiatea: AirBnb; Bora Bora : Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort Transportation: Boston (BOS) to Los Angeles (LAX) - Delta airlines, Los Angeles to Papeete (PPT) -... Continue Reading →

Ski weekend trip- mountains are calling!

Overview When: 26 January - 28 January, 2018 Where: The Bethel Inn Resort, Bethel, ME Transportation: 3.5-4 hr drive from Boston Must see/do: Sunday River Ski Resort, Newry ME, Nubble Lighthouse, York, ME Food/drinks: Portland, ME : Fore Street Restaurant, Duckfat, The Honey Paw Restaurant. Bethel, ME: breakfast- Cafe DiCocoa, dinner- Millbrook Tavern and Grille (at... Continue Reading →

New York City Holiday Magic!

Overview When: 23 December - 26 December, 2017 Where: Rented room near the Times Square Transportation: 5hr bus ride from Boston to NYC on GoTo Bus Must see/do: Brooklyn Bridge, High Line, Grand Central Terminal, Bryant Park, Rockefeller Center, Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Food/drinks: Obao , La Bagel Delight at Dumbo, Refinery Rooftop, Spyglass Rooftop Bar... Continue Reading →

Weekend in The Berkshires

Stockbridge/Lee/Great Barrington, MA Overview When: 13 October - 15 October, 2017 Where: Holiday Inn Club Vacations Oak N' Spruce Resort Transportation: 2 hr 15 min drive from Boston with minor traffic Must see/do: Monument Mountain hike, Norman Rockwell Museum Food/drinks: Chez Nous, Red Lion Inn, Xicohtencatl Restaurant, Allium, Stockbridge Coffee and Tea The Berkshires is... Continue Reading →

Visiting the neighbors Vol. 2

QUEBEC, CANADA Overview When: 1 September - 4 September, 2017 Where: AirBnb on Rue Saint- Jean Transportation: Typically it's 6.5 hrs, this time with traffic was 8 hr drive from Boston Must see/do: Jacques- Cartier National Park, Observatoire de la Capitale, Siberia Station Spa Food/drinks: Bistro L'Atelier, Panetier Baluchon, Le Billig, Ciel, Bugel Fabrique de... Continue Reading →

Fall in Love with Maine

ACADIA NATIONAL PARK / BAR HARBOR / PORTLAND OVERVIEW When: 16 September - 18 September, 2016 Where: Ramada Ellsworth, Ellsworth, ME Transportation: Approximately 5 hr drive from Boston by car Must see and do: Cadillac Mountain, Beehive Trail, Loop Road- Sand Beach, Thunder Hole, Jordan Pond. Jesup Trail, Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse, Portland Head Light... Continue Reading →

In search of the missing ships!

BERMUDA Overview When: June 30 - July 4, 2017 Where: AirBnb at Warwick, Bermuda Transportation to the island - Boston, MA (BOS) to L.F. Wade International Airport, Bermuda (BDA) direct flight on Delta Transportation within the island - taxis, mopeds, ferry, bus Must see and do - Horseshoe Bay Beach, Crystal Caves, Tobacco Bay, Gibbs Hill Lighthouse,... Continue Reading →

Closest thing to France on this side of the Atlantic

QUEBEC, CANADA Overview When: Friday-Monday- three day weekends in August 2015, May 2016 and May 2017 Where: Acadia Hotel Old Town of Quebec in 2015, Best Western Plus City Center Hotel - Saint-Roche/Downtown area in 2016 and 2017 Transportation: 6.5 hr drive from Boston Must see/do: Montmorency Falls, Chateau Frontenac, Old Quebec, Plains of Abraham, La Citadelle... Continue Reading →

Sunsets, acai bowls and pure magic!

HAWAII (OAHU, MAUI, KAUAI) Overview When: January 1- January 15, 2017 Where: AirBnb in Oahu (not listed anymore), Bed and Breakfast in Maui booked through AirBnb and Kauai beach Resort in Kauai, booked through AirBnb Transportation from Boston, MA (BOS) to Oahu, Honolulu (HNL) on United airlines miles Transportation from Oahu (HNL) to Maui (OGG)... Continue Reading →

Home sweet home…

LITHUANIA Overview When: 26 July - 9 August, 2016 Where: Mom's house (childhood home) in Kaunas, family friend's place in Palanga Transportation: from Boston, MA (BOS) to Vilnius (VNO)- Lufthansa airlines Transportation within country: mom's car Must see/do: Vilnius (capital)- Old Town, Gediminas Castle, Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika), St. Peter's and Paul's Church, Gate of Dawn... Continue Reading →

Sleepless in Seattle

SEATTLE, WA / VANCOUVER, CANADA Overview When: 9 June - 13 June, 2016 Where: AirBnb downtown Seattle and downtown Vancouver. Neither are listed anymore Transportation: Boston, MA (BOS) to Seattle, WA (SEA) on Delta airlines, Seattle to Vancouver, Canada- Amtrak bus, Vancouver, Canada (YVR) to Boston (BOS) flight on Delta Transportation in the cities-  Uber... Continue Reading →

Dancing, food and tropical beaches!

COLOMBIA Overview When: 26 February- 6 March, 2016 Where: Bogota - friend's parents house, Cali- friend's relatives place, Cartagena-Estellar Grand Playa Manzanillo hotel Transportation: Flight from Boston (BOS) with layover in Atlanta, GA to Bogota, Colombia (BOG) on Delta airlines. Flights from Bogota to Cali (CLO), Cali to Cartagena (CTG) and back to Bogota on Avianca... Continue Reading →

Nobody does New Year’s like Rio!

BRAZIL Overview When: December 25, 2015 - 8 January, 2016 Where: Salvador- hotel Casa do Amarelindo, Lençóis (Chapada Diamantina)- guest house Canto das Aguas, Rio de Janeiro- Bed and Breakfast Pouso Verde, Ilha Grande- Pousada Mara E Claude Transportation from Boston, MA (BOS) to Rio de Janeiro (GIG) - American Airlines, Rio de Janeiro (GIG) to Salvador da... Continue Reading →

Escape to Paradise

PUERTO RICO Overview When: One week in April 2013 and a four day weekend in October 2015 Where: San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino and Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort and Spa Puerto Rico Transportation: Boston, MA (BOS) direct flight to San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU) on JetBlue airlines Transportation within the island:... Continue Reading →

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