The Princess 360 Extraordinary Experience

Imagine traveling to the Mediterranean, indulging in all the sights, smells, sounds, tastes, and touches of this sunny destination. The aquamarine hues of the water, the sweet florals of lavender, the melodious tones of a Greek lyra or Spanish guitar, the tanginess of lemon, and the warmth of the sun. They all contribute to the […]

Krabi, Thailand, An Out-of-the-Way Nature Experience

Krabi, in Southern Thailand, is where many Thai experiences feel more local and personal than those at the more famous, yet fun, Phuket Island. Nearby Krabi is simply breathtakingly beautiful and worth going out of your way for and enjoying its hospitality, with its over 100 islands and jagged limestone cliffs, and sharp edges piercing […]

Exploring Bainbridge Island & the Kitsap Peninsula

Everything about the culture of the Kitsap peninsula is tied to the water. Water flows through and around the peninsula encompassing the way of life back to the earliest settlers of the area and is a palpable presence in everyday life now. Waterways are so key that the Kitsap Peninsula National Water Trails designation allows […]

From the Dead Sea to the Red Sea

Jordan may be best known for its desert landscapes at Petra and Wadi Rum, but it is also home to beautiful resorts where you can relax on a beach, float on top of the water or dive under it. Luxury on the Dead Sea Of Jordan’s many natural treasures, the Dead Sea has to be […]

A Culinary Trip Through San Antonio

When you think of San Antonio, you may think of The Alamo, The Riverwalk, or Six Flags. What you may not think about is food. San Antonio is home to world-class chefs and award-winning restaurants. As one of only two UNESCO Creative Cities of Gastronomy in the United States, San Antonio’s food scene is next-level. […]

Exploring Egypt During Ramadan

In the predawn hours of my first morning in Aswan, Egypt, I woke up to the chants of a call to prayer reverberating from mosque minarets. It’s Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of observance, and the melodic cadence of these Arabic words resonated daily, beckoning the faithful to nearby mosques for the 5 am prayer. […]

Diving Cozumel

Like countless other divers, my first international warm-water scuba trip was to Cozumel, Mexico. In 1961, well-known underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau spent some time in Cozumel and fell in love with Palancar Reef, putting Cozumel on the map as the place to dive. The Mexican Island of Cozumel is only 32.5 miles long and 8.7 […]

Japan’s Boxed Happiness – “O-Bento”

Perhaps it goes back to our childhood, when we were happy with very little things, like tiny boxes and the secrets we thought we might uncover in those mysterious containers. A box was also very often a gift given to us by someone very dear, like our mother or father, a brother or a sister. […]

New River Gorge – America’s Newest National Park

There are all-season reasons to roam among the Northern Appalachians in W.Va. But springtime has its own special allure: the riotous blooming shrubs known as Mountain Laurel and Rhododendrons (they are different) scattered among the velvet green peaks. It usually happens in May and June. My husband and I were fortunate witnesses to the bursting […]

Deja View St. John

As regular visitors to the US Virgin Island of St. John, we had our share of favorite places. Then two hurricanes and a global pandemic kept us away for five years. Would things be as we remembered? New Rules We pulled our rental Jeep into the dirt parking lot at Skinny Legs, an infamous Virgin […]