Travel During COVID: Aquatica Water Park in Orlando

A Black Friday deal gave us three days in Sea World parks as opposed to Universal Parks. With having to make reservations and two of the parks involving water activities, it was hard to choose what to do and when. January is a month where it can be up in the 70’s to near 80’sContinue reading “Travel During COVID: Aquatica Water Park in Orlando”

New Year’s in Saint Augustine

Birthdays were never a big thing for me. We’d say Happy Birthday and I’d get to pick what I wanted for dinner, and that was about it. Social media has made me see that a lot of other people make a big deal out of birthdays. So, for my 55th birthday, I planned it big.Continue reading “New Year’s in Saint Augustine”

Favorite Travel Photos: Disney World

Every other year we use our Disney Vacation Club points to rent a big villa and invite all the kids and their families. This was the first year my granddaughter was old enough for the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, something I’d been dreaming of since she was born. Her special dress came from Trish Scully andContinue reading “Favorite Travel Photos: Disney World”

Favorite Travel Photos: Bellagio Fountains, Las Vegas

In 2017 I went to Las Vegas for the first time. I used my timeshare points to get us into the Jockey Club, right on the strip between the Cosmopolitan and the Bellagio. We had a fantastic view of the Bellagio Fountain all week long.

Corona Virus Diaries: August 23, 2020

We are right now sitting at 99 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our county. I was going to write when it hit 100, but that will probably be tomorrow. Since the end of June, we’ve been seeing about one confirmed new case per day. Not terrible, especially for what I was expecting once the crowdsContinue reading “Corona Virus Diaries: August 23, 2020”

Vacation Memories 2018: Venice – Part 1 – St. Mark’s Basilica & St. Mark’s Square

Our stop in Venice was so amazing. Just going through the pictures for this I was having a hard time weeding out what to post. I decided to break it up. Our day started with an incredible sail-in just before dawn. The ship we were on, Vision of the Seas, is a smaller, older shipContinue reading “Vacation Memories 2018: Venice – Part 1 – St. Mark’s Basilica & St. Mark’s Square”

Vacation Memories 2018: Pisa & Florence

Our second port on our cruise was Pisa & Florence. Most of us took the same excursion this time, so it was fun to be together riding the bus through the Italian countryside. Our first stop was Pisa. It was a short walk from where the bus let us off to the plaza where theContinue reading “Vacation Memories 2018: Pisa & Florence”

Mediterranean Cruise 2018: The Trip of a Lifetime

It’s been coming up in my memories for almost a week now. Two years ago, we were on the trip of a lifetime; a Mediterranean cruise that began in Barcelona, went to Nice, Florence/Pisa, Rome, Amalfi Coast, Venice, Split, and Kotor before returning to Barcelona. My son Danny graduated high school that year. When weContinue reading “Mediterranean Cruise 2018: The Trip of a Lifetime”

Understanding Travel Insurance and Why You Need It

There often is a debate among travelers whether or not to purchase travel insurance when booking a vacation. After this year, you’d think it was pretty clear-cut that you should. However, it’s not quite that simple. The devil is in the details, as they say. One thing that is never covered is FEAR. Just becauseContinue reading “Understanding Travel Insurance and Why You Need It”