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Last day in Aruba

What to do, what to do!? I can’t just lounge around all day. Don’t want to shop or sail so it’s off to walk the beach. Thank goodness I bought a sun shirt as I’m a little sunburned. Seriously people … Continue reading

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Sun, snorkel and sail

Spent Tuesday enjoying a great half day catamaran snorkel trip. I almost didn’t go as the 7:30 alarm was a rude awakening. Glad I persevered and it would have been rude to simply not show up for my bus pickup. … Continue reading

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Flamingo island and going upscale

Pretty much the reason I booked the Renaissance hotel was their private island. So after checking out and storing my luggage I hopped in the water taxi and zipped along with fellow eager island goers. The island is small and … Continue reading

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First day in Aruba

Spending my first day in Aruba being lazy. As I understand it that’s what I’m supposed to do. I’m staying at the adults only Renaissance Marina hotel. While not directly on the water the hotel also boasts their Ocean Villas … Continue reading

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We interrupt this work week for Aruba

I suck at relaxing. Lounge around a pool or beach and I get jittery. But I’m not a quitter so once again I’m attempting a do nothing, relaxing vacation. Aruba. Images of tourquoise waters, warm sand and soothing breezes. I … Continue reading

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Frankfurt, Germany Christmas market

Frankfurt was the last stop on our German Christmas Markets trip. After several days in quiet Würzburg we were back on the train for the two hour tip to Frankfurt. While Nuremberg and Würzburg have charm, Frankfurt had sheer size! … Continue reading

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German Christmas markets

I hope to get back and finish up some of the prior years trips but wanted to first share a more recent adventure. Christmas Markets! German Christmas markets! I’ve been in Europe when some of the markets were just getting … Continue reading

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Back in The Cotswolds

And I’m back! Linda and I headed back to London for a quick night then off to Cheltenham to hike the Cotswolds Way to Chipping Campden. A few differences. I moved to Dallas at the end of last year so … Continue reading

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Vacation challenges

My mom once told me that a vacation should challenge you. Step outside your comfort zone. Learn. Grow. Do something different.   Sometimes it’s new countries and entirely new cultures. But wherever we go the one constant is  ourselves. Sometimes … Continue reading

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In Beautiful Stockholm

One busy day in port led to another and this time we’re enjoying the beautiful city of Stockholm. Sadly, due to our ship size we had to dock about an hour south which dramatically cut into our exploration time.  We … Continue reading

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