New Year Romance in Paradise – Tahiti, Bora Bora & Other Isles!

Whatever you have heard or read or seen about Bora Bora is absolutely true!  It is one of the most beautiful and romantic places we have ever been. We spent a night in Los Angeles before our flight to Papeete where we would board a 350’ sailing yacht for a 7-day cruise of the islands of French Polynesia. While in the LA area we decided … Continue reading New Year Romance in Paradise – Tahiti, Bora Bora & Other Isles!

Beautiful Alaska! – August 2016

Truly the last frontier and home to many of the country’s National Parks, we thought visiting the great State of Alaska would be a perfect way to honor the 100-year anniversary of the National Park Service. We arrived in Anchorage late at night and found our way to the Sheraton, followed by an early morning pickup by the Great Alaska Adventure lodge shuttle. The Sheraton … Continue reading Beautiful Alaska! – August 2016

Holiday Romance in Bermuda – July 2016

We arrive in beautiful Bermuda after a short, direct flight from Toronto.  Our home for the long weekend is the Rosedon Hotel in central Hamilton, across the street from the Hamilton Princess.  The Rosedon is a grande B&B with lovely gardens and a welcoming front porch that is perfect for breakfast and afternoon tea.  The property also has a very nice pool tucked behind the … Continue reading Holiday Romance in Bermuda – July 2016

A Romantic Getaway in Sedona – May 2016

Our Sedona adventure began with with an early morning drive under clear skies from Phoenix to Jerome for breakfast with beautiful vistas in a funky mountain town with a rich mining history.  Breakfast at the Mile High Grill in Jerome was worth waiting for.  It is a historic, laid-back restaurant with an impressive collection of comical signs adorning the walls that serves very good food … Continue reading A Romantic Getaway in Sedona – May 2016

Feeling the warmth in Scottsdale, AZ – February 2016

A 4+ hour direct flight from Toronto and we are in a much different, sunny and warm place. We started our trip visiting good friends, enjoying lots of laughs and reflecting on nearly 20 years to friendship.  18 holes at the Trilogy Golf Club at Vistancia in Peoria, and sharing a fabulous SuperBowl party and win for the Broncos with like-minded Bronco fans were added … Continue reading Feeling the warmth in Scottsdale, AZ – February 2016

Christmas in Aruba 2015


Several years ago we decided to try a warm, tropical location for our Christmas  celebration, and we really enjoyed it. This Christmas our island of choice was Aruba, and our home for the week was a very nice vacation home on the beach in Malmok.   North of Oranjestad and the high rise hotel district, Malmok is a great, quieter section of the island.

Be advised that we learned that flights arriving on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday have to endure the long and inefficient customs process at Queen Beatrix International Airport.  However, once you move beyond that unpleasantry, you soon forget all about it as you are warmed by the sun and constant Caribbean breeze.

Each morning we started the day with a really lovely walk/run along the beach and water.  And each evening we were treated to a beautiful sunset right out our front door.  We miss that as we blog from Canada.

The trail along the Northwestern end of the island in Malmok is not just a great running trail, but it is also used for horseback riding, segway tours and sunset strolls.  While we were visiting there was a mobile I Love Aruba sign parked along the trail – ideal for a photo op.   Continue reading “Christmas in Aruba 2015”

Edinburgh & Glasgow – November 2015

Dana took a convenient, direct flight from Toronto to Glasgow, while Mark took a less direct route, from Bangalore to Dubai to London to Glasgow. After a 90 minute drive drive from Glasgow airport, we arrived in Edniburgh, Scotland’s capital city, to spend the weekend enjoying its rich history and architecture, and its many photographic offerings. On entering this beautiful European city, one is immediately … Continue reading Edinburgh & Glasgow – November 2015