Visit to St. John, USVI

We had originally planned to do this trip in late April 2020 and would have been celebrating my husband’s birthday and meeting some friends, including our previous next door neighbor in Dallas. Obviously, Covid-19 changed all that and we randomly moved this trip (which was already paid in full) to a week in mid-October. We… Continue reading Visit to St. John, USVI


Weekend Getaway in the Florida Keys – Little Palm Island Resort

We decided to make a last minute trip to the Florida keys for a 2 night weekend getaway.  Like most people, we have cabin fever pretty bad but we are still trying to socially distance and be responsible, so I had pretty specific criteria about where to stay.  We wanted a small, boutique hotel and… Continue reading Weekend Getaway in the Florida Keys – Little Palm Island Resort


Quick Miami Visit (pre-Covid-19)

In early February, right before all the Coronavirus news really went haywire and things started shutting down, Steve and I had a short 2 night weekend visit to Miami planned.  Thanks to Richard Branson, there is now a great option to get from West Palm Beach to Ft. Lauderdale and Miami, which is a new… Continue reading Quick Miami Visit (pre-Covid-19)

Caribbean · Florida · France · Santa Fe · Uncategorized · United States

Future Travel Plans??

Like most people, we have been working and staying at home for several weeks now.  We’re not on the “let’s get back to normal immediately” plan either so we will continue to self-quarantine for now.  Steve and I are both very lucky because we both have jobs that allow us to work from home pretty… Continue reading Future Travel Plans??


Village of Montepulciano, Tuscany

Well, things have certainly taken an unexpected turn the last few weeks.  Last November when we were marveling at the gorgeous Tuscan scenery, I never could have imagined that all of Italy and a good chunk of Europe would be completely closed off from the rest of the world while they combated an invisible enemy… Continue reading Village of Montepulciano, Tuscany


Eating in Tuscany and Dinner at La Grotta Restaurant in Montepulciano

While we had some nice meals in Rome, I can easily say that Tuscany had the best food of the trip and that includes our meals in Florence and in the countryside.  The food in Tuscany was definitely heavier with a focus on pastas with meat sauces, ragus, massive bone-in steaks and braised meat and… Continue reading Eating in Tuscany and Dinner at La Grotta Restaurant in Montepulciano


Sightseeing in Florence, Italy

After three days in the Tuscan countryside, our driver from Andiamo! Tours picked us up in Montepulciano and drove us 2 hours to Florence.  We got a glimpse of Siena along the drive but didn’t have time to stop and it was also pouring rain so no one was up for it anyway.  We stayed… Continue reading Sightseeing in Florence, Italy

Italy · Uncategorized · Wine

Wine Tasting and Touring in Southern Tuscany

I fell off the map for awhile!  Ever since we took this trip to Italy in November, things got crazy busy.  We dealt with the holidays (and a quick Xmas trip back to Dallas to see my parents), then sold our house in Dallas and had to be out of it completely in less than… Continue reading Wine Tasting and Touring in Southern Tuscany