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

Best binoculars for travel (and home!)

I'm a birder and a nature enthusiast and thus never travel without binoculars. Unfortunately I also enjoy photography and dislike checking luggage. So I'm left with the dilemma of what to bring - gear or clothing? I began birding with a pair of binos from my mother, ca. 1940. They were a bit scratched and … Continue reading Best binoculars for travel (and home!)

Osprey Trailkit, designed for cyclists

We purchased the Osprey Trailkit for an overseas cycling trip. Osprey has a great reputation for making quality bags for adventures so we were excited to see a duffel designed with the cyclist in mind. The Trailkit is a 40 liter duffel/backpack weighing 1.93 lbs and easily fits most carry-on size restrictions. (bag is 22 … Continue reading Osprey Trailkit, designed for cyclists

Rhino Africa – Bespoke Luxury Safaris

For the last six year, Rhino Africa has won the World Travel Award winner for Africa's Leading Safari Company (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018) This is great validation for what we already knew based on our experience with the company in 2014. When we decided to take the ultimate trip - an African … Continue reading Rhino Africa – Bespoke Luxury Safaris

Review: The OMG from Lo & Sons

I was thrilled to receive the OMG* as a Christmas gift. I'd been looking for a bag that would fit all my carry-on needs but would be fashionable enough to use as an, albeit large, handbag for day use and the occasional meeting. I chose the OMG because of its interior organization and clean lines. … Continue reading Review: The OMG from Lo & Sons

Mikla Rooftop Bar – Best View in Istanbul

Right across the street from the renowned Pera Palace rises the Marmara Pera Hotel. On the advice of Korhan, our Istanbul on Food guide, we headed for this hotel on our last night in the city. We took the elevator to the top floor and ascended the narrow stairway to the Mikla rooftop bar. What … Continue reading Mikla Rooftop Bar – Best View in Istanbul