2014 marked a fun year in the amount of traveling I was blessed to have the opportunity to do. Some were places I had been before, while some were brand new. The mix of the familiar favorites with new adventures made for a most wonderful year. Here’s a little summary of where the wind blew me in 2014…
San Francisco, CA
|Napa Valley Wine train…great wine, amazing food.|
|Boarding the train. I’m digging my navy floral dress with burgundy tights; both from Anthropologie.|
Disneyland, Goofy’s Kitchen, Pinks, Newport Beach, Santa Monica Pier, Balboa Bay Resort
|Santa Monica Pier|
San Carlos, Mexico
Padi Advanced Scuba Diving Certification Trip
|Checking my tanks and setting up my tank, reg, and BCD.|
|Getting ready to start my first shore dive of the trip.|
|Such beautiful sunsets|
Las Vegas, NV
The Bellagio~Wynn~Circo~Meeting Olivia Newton John back stage after her Summer Nights Show concert~ Jean Phillipe
|If you can believe it, I walked from the Bellagio to the Palazzo in these shoes.
Gardens at Bellagio.
The Old Lahaina Luau~ Scuba Diving at 5 Graves Dive site~ Snorkeling Molokini~ Maui Princess Dinner Boat Cruise~Hoki Beach, Lazy Beach Days~Parasailing~ Maui Beach Boys Co., The Road to Hana, Fleetwoods, Lahaina, Kihei , black sand beach, red sand beach, powder beach
|I can’t say I know what this is exactly, but I just had to take its picture.|
|Red Sand Beach, Maui. It was a hike to get there, but totally worth it.
Warning: this beach has become clothing optional for the locals.
|Me, diving 5 Graves–a dive site I missed two times previously due to weather.
Terrible surge this day but still a great day of diving Maui style.
|Me, with my dear friend JB, the owner of Maui Beach Boys|
New York City, NY
The Meridian, Dinner at Jean Georges, Trump plaza, 9/11 Memorial and Museum, Times Square, Central Park, Shopping, Metropolitan Museum of Art
|A view of the city; captured from the rooftop pool at the Meredian.|
|Me and my middle daughter, Charlotte. At age 8, she has now accompanied me to the Louvre, the Met, and the British Museum!|
France (Lyon, Marseilles)
|Dinner our first night in Lyon. One of France’s gourmet vegan restaurants. It was delicious.|
|My three girls skipping stones on the shores of the French Riviera.|
Monaco & French Riviera
The Fairmont~ Monte Carlo Casino~Nobu~ French Riviera beaches~ Zen garden~ Paris Café
|Rooftop pool at The Fairmont in Monte Carlo. They even had noodles and pool toys available for my girls.|
|Taking these three lovely ladies, my girls, ages 10, 8 and 4 to dinner at NOBU; which may be my most favorite restaurant in the entire world.|
|Famous Monte Carlo Casino at night.|
Hotel Dock Milano~ The Palace~ The Shroud of Turin, Egyptian exhibition
|Me and my girls; twilight in the city of Turin, Italy.|
|Dining room in the Palace of Turin. Who’s hungry?|
|Egyptian exhibition. Charlotte was bummed that not all of the sarcophagi had mummies in them…like this empty one behind her.|
Spain (Barcelona, Salou)
Oympic Arena, La Pedrera, La Sagrada Familia, St. Josef La Boqueria, Michael Collins Irish Pub, Las Ramblas, The Bario Gotico, Museo Maritimo (Maritime Museum), Barcelona Cathedral, Santa Maria Del Mar Church, Beaches of Salou, Salou RACC Rally Race
|The girls and I, top of the city, Barcelona. Totally worth the walk.|
|Cityscape; Barcelona Cathedral in view.|
|Inside La Sagrada Familia. Very few times has a building rendered me completely speechless.
This one did.
San Diego, CA
Welk Resort, San Diego Zoo, La Jolla beach, U.S.S. Midway
|The flamingos of the San Diego Zoo.|
|Sunset in La Jolla.|
Thank you for sharing these adventures with me. I can’t wait to see what and where 2015 has in store.