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??

California · Caribbean · Dining · europe · Fiji · France · New Mexico · New Orleans · Paris · Santa Fe · Uncategorized · Washington D.C. · Wine

Favorite Travel Moments from 2018

Starting the New Year in Santa Barbara We spent New Years in the wine country of Santa Barbara and one last night at the Ritz Carlton Bacara on the beach.  We have visited this area many times so it was a great way to start off 2018. Mardi Gras in New Orleans with Friends In… Continue reading Favorite Travel Moments from 2018

Caribbean · France · French Polynesia · Italy · Paris · St. Lucia · Uncategorized

Most Romantic Destinations

With a trip to Paris and the French Riviera coming up in less than one month, this linkup topic is very well timed!  I guess I consider every vacation to have some element of romance to it.  My husband and I work a lot so getting to disconnect and spend quality time together without the… Continue reading Most Romantic Destinations

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

Caribbean · Uncategorized

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

Caribbean · Uncategorized

St. John and its Beaches, U.S. Virgin Islands

We arrived home last night after 8 nights on the island of St. John located in the U.S. Virgin Islands.  The Virgin Islands are located a little southeast of Puerto Rico and consist of St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John.  The British Virgin Islands of Tortola, Virgin Gorda and Jost Van Dyke are also… Continue reading St. John and its Beaches, U.S. Virgin Islands

Caribbean · Fiji · French Polynesia · Uncategorized

Places I Can’t Get Out of My Head – Tropical Islands

The timing of this link-up is apropos as I have several places that I can’t get out of my head right now.  Steve and I leave for the Virgin Islands in about a week for a 10 day vacation that is much needed right now.  I have a bad case of the “DIF”, aka, Dreaded… Continue reading Places I Can’t Get Out of My Head – Tropical Islands

Caribbean · Uncategorized

Virgin Islands Hurricane Relief

It’s so heartbreaking to see the devastation brought to the U.S. and British Virgin Islands last week by Hurricane Irma.  Steve and I started visiting the Virgin Islands in 2005 and instantly fell in love with all of them.  We have visited almost every single one of the USVI and BVI, including St. Thomas, St.… Continue reading Virgin Islands Hurricane Relief

Caribbean · europe · Texas · Travel Tips · Uncategorized

Last Minute Trips and Vacation Deals

Sometimes I randomly check airfare and hotels in certain destinations just to see what the prices are like and occasionally I find a great deal.  I often find better deals during the summer to places that are hot – like Phoenix, Austin, Las Vegas or Palm Springs.  Steve and I really weren’t planning to go… Continue reading Last Minute Trips and Vacation Deals

Caribbean · St. Lucia · Travel Tips · Uncategorized

Dream Hotels – Caribbean Edition

Steve and I are between trips right now and our next getaway isn’t until the last day of June when we head to Las Vegas for a long weekend.  So, whenever I am in the travel doldrums, I start thinking about where would I like to stay one day?  This gave me the idea to… Continue reading Dream Hotels – Caribbean Edition