Marrakech · Morocco

Colors of Morroco and the Majorelle Gardens

During our stay in Marrakech, we walked outside the Medina to visit the Majorelle Gardens.  The property used to belong to designer Yves St. Laurent who purchased it in 1980 and restored the gardens to their former glory.  He visited the home off and on until his death in 2008 and his ashes were scattered in… Continue reading Colors of Morroco and the Majorelle Gardens

Morocco

Essaouria, Morocco

We had a private driver take us three hours west to the coastal town of Essaouria (pronounced Eh-swear-uh) for our next three nights.  It is another walled city that sits on the Atlantic and is known as a current filming site for Game of Thrones and is also where they filmed the 1940’s version of… Continue reading Essaouria, Morocco

Marrakech · Morocco · Uncategorized

Marrakech, Morocco – Riad Kniza and Days 1-3

In 2014 we spent a week in Morocco, visiting Marrakech near the Atlas Mountains and Essaouria on the Atlantic Coast.  I had mixed emotions prior to visiting Morocco as I was nervous about visiting a Muslim country and wasn’t sure what to expect in terms of food and cleanliness.  Would I need to cover my… Continue reading Marrakech, Morocco – Riad Kniza and Days 1-3

Caribbean · St. Lucia

Climbing Gros Piton in St. Lucia…Never Again. Never.

Steve and visit the Caribbean a lot.  Living in Texas means it’s fairly easy for us to get from Dallas to the Caribbean in a matter of hours by flying through Miami or Puerto Rico.  There are also direct flights from Dallas to Jamaica, Turks & Caicos and I believe a few direct flights to… Continue reading Climbing Gros Piton in St. Lucia…Never Again. Never.

California · Uncategorized

Santa Barbara, CA Wine Country

A few years ago, my Christmas present to Steve was a surprise weekend to Santa Barbara where we stayed at the Four Seasons Biltmore Hotel. The Four Seasons Santa Barbara is a stunning hotel but we had rented a car and decided to drive 45 minutes north to visit the Santa Ynez wine valley during one… Continue reading Santa Barbara, CA Wine Country

New York

Dinner at Le Bernardin in NYC

A few months ago I went to New York for a work conference and was traveling alone.  My last evening in New York, I did a little shopping on 5th Avenue after the conference was over and was walking around with all my shopping bags looking for a place to eat dinner.  I then walked… Continue reading Dinner at Le Bernardin in NYC

French Polynesia · Uncategorized · United States

Trips Planned for 2017 and Beyond

I tend to plan our trips far in advance.  For one thing, I like to take advantage of early booking fees when I can and I also just like having things done and set.  It’s also nice to know what you have to look forward to for the rest of the year.  We’ve either already… Continue reading Trips Planned for 2017 and Beyond