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


Virgin Islands – US and British – April 2018

First, a few pictures from our last trip to the Virgin Islands when we stayed on the tiny island of Jost Van Dyke in the British Virgin Islands.  The USVI and BVI are basically all the same islands and are separated by the Sir Francis Drake Channel which is only a few miles across so… Continue reading Virgin Islands – US and British – April 2018

Fiji · Uncategorized

2018 Travel Plans – Fiji!

After much debate, Steve and I finally settled on our end of year trip in November 2018 and we decided this year to go big or go home.  So, we booked a 7 night stay at the Matamanoa Island Resort in late November and we are very excited. Unlike our 2017 trip to Tahiti and… Continue reading 2018 Travel Plans – Fiji!


France Trip Planning – Summer 2018

I’m very excited to be returning to France later this summer.  I absolutely adore Paris and it’s my favorite “big” city in Europe that I have visited so far (and we have hit most of the major cities including Madrid, Barcelona, London, Rome, Munich and Prague…though Amsterdam, Dublin, Florence and Milan are still on my… Continue reading France Trip Planning – Summer 2018

Dining · New Orleans · Uncategorized · United States

New Orleans Restaurant Visits

Well, wouldn’t you know it?  After 3 days of parades, late nights and too much food and drink in New Orleans, I came down with a nasty sinus infection and have been feeling terrible for the last few days and finally saw a doctor this morning.  Note to self – I am no longer in… Continue reading New Orleans Restaurant Visits

New Orleans · Uncategorized · United States

Mardi Gras, New Orleans 2018

We just got back yesterday from 3 days in New Orleans where we celebrated the first weekend of Mardi Gras.  Mardi Gras (aka, Fat Tuesday) this year falls on February 13, but they have parades and festivities for the two weekends before Mardi Gras.  It’s basically the same as Carnivale – everyone parties hard leading… Continue reading Mardi Gras, New Orleans 2018