A taste of Sarasota, Florida

Last week, I flew down to visit family living in Sarasota, Florida. Sarasota sits on the Gulf Coast about an hour south of Tampa. While I spent only a few days in Florida, I made the most of my time with overcast and often dreary weather. Marina Jack II Dinner Cruise is a fun and […]

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Cruising Lake Tahoe

While we were staying in South Lake Tahoe, we did a sunset cruise on the Safari Rose through Tahoe Cruises. Tahoe Cruises has a sunset cruise that offers appetizers with unlimited beer, wine, and champagne. The Safari Rose departed from Ski Run Marina in South Lake Tahoe, which is only a few minutes away from Heavenly Village. […]

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Road Trip to Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon

While I was in Las Vegas, NV for a conference, I visited 2 of Utah’s 5 National Parks, Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park. We first started at Zion National Park. It immediately reminded me of my trip to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, however I felt the landscape was more […]

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A Quick Tour of Hoover Dam and Lake Mead

While I was in Las Vegas, Nevada for a work conference, I visited the Hoover Dam on a half day tour. Early in the morning, we left Las Vegas on a coach bus and visited Lake Mead, which is the U.S.’ largest reservoir. The man-made lake in Nevada generates hydro-electricity and distributes water to itself and […]

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3 Day Itinerary in Dubrovnik, Croatia

  Day 1 Once we settled into our apartment in Old Town, we walked the walls of Dubrovnik. Although we were exhausted, we decided to walk the walls because the weather the following day would be rainy and unfavorable. While we walked at a steady pace, despite taking many photos, the entire walk was shy […]

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A Mystic Tour of Newgrange

Explore Ireland’s ancient past with a visit to Newgrange (Brú na Bóinne), a UNESCO World Heritage site.   Newgrange is a restored rock tomb from the stone age, and is older than the Egyptian pyramids. Some of the materials used to build this passage tomb were extracted from the Wicklow Mountains. During excavations, grave items and human […]

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