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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

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Possible Two Week Itineraries

In 2018, Steve and I are planning to do something that we haven’t done in over 15 years – take off 2 consecutive weeks for vacation.  Steve and I each get 4 weeks of vacation but we have never taken off more than 7 consecutive work days for vacation since 2001 when I passed the… Continue reading Possible Two Week Itineraries

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Favorite Meals of 2016

Thinking back over 2016, I realized that I had eaten several good meals while traveling (and a few bad ones) and thought I’d share a few of the ones that came to mind. The picture on the heading is actually of the BBQ shrimp entree at Mr. B’s Bistro in New Orleans – we didn’t… Continue reading Favorite Meals of 2016

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Favorite Travel Dining Experiences

Note that this post is not about favorite restaurants or even what I consider the “best” meal or dish that I have ever eaten while traveling.  Some of my favorite and most memorable meals were due to the overall experience, including the view, the food, the people, the location, my travel companion (usually Steve) and… Continue reading Favorite Travel Dining Experiences

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A Day in Capri

We took the mid-morning ferry from Positano to Capri.  A few notes about the ferries – the ferry between Positano and Capri does not run year-round.  It starts running in early April and ends around late October or early November.  If you visit in off-season, you will have to take a taxi to Sorrento and… Continue reading A Day in Capri

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An Amazing Birthday Lunch at La Sponda Restaurant at Hotel Sirenuse

I usually make lots of dinner reservations for vacations but this trip I decided that we would play most of it by ear and be spontaneous with a few exceptions.  The main exception being our lunch in Positano on our second day there, which just happened to be my birthday.  Given that I plan all… Continue reading An Amazing Birthday Lunch at La Sponda Restaurant at Hotel Sirenuse