The 2015 traveling season has begun

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We haven't made any  decisions about any big trips for this year. Talks of possible scuba diving trip destinations come up here and there, as well as taking advantage of the current exchange rate between the Euro and the dollar, but we haven't been able to make up our minds yet. Both of us definitely want to spend more time at home this summer enjoying the pool renovation we did last year. There is something to be said for lazy summer days at … [Read more...]

A Year in Travel: 2014

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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 The Fairmont~Napa Valley Wine Train~Chinatown~Fisherman's Wharf~Golden Gate Bridge~Sausalito~The Trident~Robert Mondavi … [Read more...]

Travel Tuesday: The Napa Valley Wine Train

One of the things that had been on my "bucket list" for awhile was a trip on the Napa Valley Wine Train in Napa Valley, California, and in May, Darcy and I finally booked our passage. We were on a short holiday in San Francisco and took a day trip down to Napa to enjoy this special tour. Leaving from the Fairmont downtown, it was a pleasant 90 minute drive to McKinstry Street Station in Napa where it departs from.  Their website … [Read more...]

Travel Tuesdays: California Adventures (LA, Santa Barbara and Solvang)

 California holds a special place in my heart. I lived there from 1997 to 2002, holding residence in both the Northern end of the state, near the Oregon border, and also in Los Angeles while I worked as a Speech Pathologist at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.  It is where I was living when I met Darcy, where we courted, and though we didn't get married there (we were married in Scotland), we were living there still when we had … [Read more...]

Travel Tuesdays: San Diego Festival of Sails

We do alot of traveling with our kids. Sometimes we go all together, all 7 of us (We have 5 children under the age of 13) and other times, especially with International Trips, we "divide and conquer" like we did in May 2012 when I took our daughter Charlotte to Paris or last year when my husband and eldest daughter, went to Austria.  When it comes to family trips and quick weekend getaways, California is always one … [Read more...]