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My Definition of Luxury Travel

I think what people consider “luxury” versus “normal” or even “budget friendly” when it comes to travel is all in the eye of the beholder.  To me, saying that something is a “luxury” item when it comes to travel really means that (i) it’s a bit more money than I would normally spend to eat,… Continue reading My Definition of Luxury Travel

Argentina · Uncategorized · Wine

Argentina! But not till 2019….

I had really been hoping to visit Asia in Spring 2019 using miles but I just couldn’t get the mileage to work on or about the dates we needed to leave and return. I actually have quite a bit of flexibility in April but was looking to make it a 13-15 day trip and American… Continue reading Argentina! But not till 2019….

Uncategorized · United States

Coupeville Town, Whidbey Island

During our 3 day visit, we also drove over to the town of Coupeville, which sits on Penn Cove where the famous Penn Cove mussels are harvested.  They had a small sailing regatta on Saturday, which featured some local farmers and artists selling their wares, two old wooden sailing ships that you could tour and… Continue reading Coupeville Town, Whidbey Island

Uncategorized · United States

Visiting Whidbey Island, WA

Steve and I spent 3 days on Whidbey Island visiting our good friend, Karen, who moved there about 6-7 months ago.  She is actually living in Port Townsend right now which is a 20-30 minute ferry ride away but is still looking for a permanent place on Whidbey.  We flew into Seattle and then made… Continue reading Visiting Whidbey Island, WA

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Travel Wish List for the Next 5 Years

As today is my wedding anniversary (16 years), I thought it would be a good time to think about what we would like to do over the next several years. Steve and I have so many places I want to travel to and explore over the next five years.  This past year Steve and I… Continue reading Travel Wish List for the Next 5 Years

Caribbean · Dining · Uncategorized

Eating on St. John, US Virgin Islands

As we rented a private villa, we sometimes ate dinner there by reheating leftovers or getting a pizza to go if we didn’t feel like heading into town.  However, we did eat at several restaurants in Cruz Bay (the main town on St. John) and over at Coral Bay on the other side of the… Continue reading Eating on St. John, US Virgin Islands

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Day Trip to Jost Van Dyke, BVI

Steve and I spent 12 years visiting Jost Van Dyke for vacation each year.  We stayed at a small boutique hotel, called The Sandcastle, which was located on White Bay Beach for a week every April.  Jost is known as the “Barefoot Island” due to its laid back nature and pristine beaches.  About 300 people… Continue reading Day Trip to Jost Van Dyke, BVI