Sundowners: restaurants for a sunset toast

A long and wonderful journey deserves a special farewell. We find a spot away from the crowds, and our traveling companions, to have a reflective evening. This lets us process the special experiences we've shared, and also helps us transition to the trip home. Istanbul, TurkeyWe began this tradition in Istanbul when we discovered the … Continue reading Sundowners: restaurants for a sunset toast

Dubrovnik- the Old City and Cavtat on a Private Tour

Dubrovnik has been on our destination list forever. I’d visited Dubrovnik as a child and remember well the imposing walls and red roofs of the old city. Dave had never been and it was primarily for this port that we chose to take the Windstar cruise – Italy and the Dalmatian Coast.  As our ship … Continue reading Dubrovnik- the Old City and Cavtat on a Private Tour

Exploring Egypt on a Luxury Tour with Abercrombie & Kent

The pyramids of Giza are the last remaining Wonder of the World. Traveling to this ancient land is on most people's Bucket List. Who wouldn't want to cruise the Nile? To walk among the ruins of Luxor? Or to view the treasures of Tutankhamen in his own land? Unfortunately, turmoil in this country has made … Continue reading Exploring Egypt on a Luxury Tour with Abercrombie & Kent

8 Amsterdam Must-Dos

Amsterdam is a top travel destination. It has something for everyone - rich history, world class museums, and romantic canals. You could spend a month in the city and not see it all. Choosing what you see in a short visit is difficult. Read through our suggestions to put together an itinerary that'll be perfect … Continue reading 8 Amsterdam Must-Dos

Packing for Safari in a Carry-On

… lessons learned Five years ago we traveled on what we expected to be THE once-in-a-lifetime trip – an African Safari! But safaris are addictive, and with retirement and a big birthday to celebrate we decided to splurge on a second trip. We contacted Rhino Africa again [see review: Rhino Africa - our Choice for … Continue reading Packing for Safari in a Carry-On

Gear and Gadgets – Safari packing

A safari adventure presents the ultimate packing challenge. A trip to Africa is a big investment in time and money. Long overseas flights, short flights on bush planes, and no convenience stores in the bush. All clothing, gear, and essentials must fit into what's basically a carry-on bag. And as a wildlife safari is a … Continue reading Gear and Gadgets – Safari packing