It seems like yesterday that I explored Brussels, Belgium for the first time, but the taste of the chocolate and the beer is still fresh in my memory — as well as my tired feet from walking the cobblestone streets in search of said chocolate and beer! Belgian beer is a taste worth discovering. Belgium […]
Just over a year ago, I visited the Guanacaste side of Costa Rica, my 2nd visit to the country, for the Grand Opening of the Riu Guanacaste. That trip was a whirlwind of adventures ranging from wildlife viewing to relaxing at the Riu’s always amazing pool — and so many dancers!
Three flights from Denver, two layovers, and 12 plus hours later and I arrived at the Big Island of Hawaii. It’s my first stop here, the one Hawaiian island I haven’t visited before. The flights were smooth, and a short drive (less than 15 minutes) from the Hilo airport to the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel. (see […]
My 10-year-old niece Journey continues her blog on her travel adventures in Orlando — where she already experienced many firsts. This blog is day 3 at Universal Orlando and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. The 20-acre themed area includes the village of Hogsmeade and numerous shops and rides. (Pictured Left — Hogwarts Castle)
And so continues my Big Island Hawaii adventure. I think the best way to showcase day two is by pictures, so take a look. First stop is downtown Hilo for kava at the Bayfront Coffee, Kava & Tea. Kava is an age-old herbal drink, beverage of choice for the royal families of the South Pacific. It’s […]
Please welcome my 10 year-old niece Journey (yes—that’s her real name!) as a guest blogger this week. She recently traveled with me to Orlando for a series of firsts. Since she wants to be a writer, I thought I’d give her the assignment of detailing her impressions of her first Orlando, Florida adventure with her […]
As far back as I can remember, my niece always wanted to go to “Disney.” She didn’t want the exotic, passport-requiring destinations like when her sister visited Panama’s Gamboa Resort. When we drove into the Disney kingdoms, it was all worth it to see my niece Journey’s big smile, a smile that never ended that […]
From my last post, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studio, you might recall that my niece Journey is traveling with me. This Orlando trip is a series of firsts for my 10-year-old niece. Share her “journey” in the following pictures:Our local friends picked us up at the airport and we stopped off […]