River Cruising – An Inside Look

The popularity of river cruising, particularly in Europe, is growing rapidly.  We all have seen the television ads, read about them in magazine and I have attended more than a few training sessions from leading river cruising companies.  However, I wanted to hear more from someone who has river cruised multiple times.  Preferably someone who … Continue reading River Cruising – An Inside Look

Kykuit the Rockefeller Estate – great short excursion from NYC

About a one hour's drive north of NYC, up the beautiful Hudson River, is Kykuit.  This mansion was built by the oil baron, John D. Rockefeller in 1913.  The interior of the house is beautiful and the grounds are spectacular.  The nearby town of Sleepy Hollow, NY is also very lovely.  It is full of … Continue reading Kykuit the Rockefeller Estate – great short excursion from NYC

Celebrity Cruise – a Magnificent way to Explore the Mediterranean as a Family

A while back, we were looking for a great family trip that would satisfy our kids' (20 and 22) desire for lots of activity, great food and entertainment and my husband's and my desire to see more of Europe.  Cruising is a GREAT way to keep everyone happy!  I think it is one of the … Continue reading Celebrity Cruise – a Magnificent way to Explore the Mediterranean as a Family

Dreaming of Ireland – Come along on my imaginary tour!

Ireland seems to be on everyone's "short list" lately, and with good reason!  It is absolutely gorgeous, the people are warm and friendly, our exchange rate is favorable, and there  isn't a language barrier (for us English speaking folks). There is so much available to explore: culture, history, nature and (for my husband) golf!   … Continue reading Dreaming of Ireland – Come along on my imaginary tour!

St. Petersburg Splendors with Tauck

St. Petersburg is beautiful and fascinating and a personal favorite. We visited last summer as part of a Tauck tour. Tauck does an incredible job of arranging a trip so that you can have an immersive, interesting and fun time, taking care of every detail so that all one has to do is enjoy  the … Continue reading St. Petersburg Splendors with Tauck

Dreaming about Florence, Italy

I am currently in the final stages of planning a visit to beautiful Florence, Italy and I am very excited.  Reservations are all set, and now we are making a list of the places we must see while there.  We have a full week to explore the city and take a day trip or two … Continue reading Dreaming about Florence, Italy

Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen – Christiansborg Slot

Last June, we finished off our fabulous Tauck Baltic tour with a day on our own in Copenhagen.  The last sight we visited was the Christiansborg Palace, and it was beautiful.   The Royal family does not live here, but it is the seat of the Danish Parliament located in the heart of Copenhagen.  The … Continue reading Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen – Christiansborg Slot