Blue Lagoon – One for the bucket list

Iceland’s Blue Lagoon is by far the most famous of Icelands geothermal spas. It is a wondrous view to take in and experience. Stark contrasts of bright baby blue water amongst the stark black volcanic landscape is reason enough to visit. Unique spa experiences and silica mud masks are an added bonus. Reading reviews someContinue reading “Blue Lagoon – One for the bucket list”

Italy 2017 – Rome Day 8 & 9

The last leg of our whirlwind Italian tour would bring us back to Rome, but we took a quick detour.  We found a small town that was mostly empty because of August vacations; but with one open restaurant. The food was serviceable but in hindsight we probably should have stopped at one of the AutogrillContinue reading “Italy 2017 – Rome Day 8 & 9”

Italy 2017 – The Royal Palace of Caserta – Day 7

AKA Naboo from A Galaxy Far, Far Away Day 7  Scrolling through Facebook one day I came across an article with a title something like “lesser known places you need to see.”  It hooked me, and as I began to scroll through many familiar sites, I came across this location. The Royal Palace of CasertaContinue reading “Italy 2017 – The Royal Palace of Caserta – Day 7”

Italy 2017 – Amalfi Coast Day 5, 6, & 7

Day 5 We arrived around 5pm, too late for drink and snack service, but we were still able to spend two hours swimming in the gorgeous inlet and pool as the sun was starting to set.  We had the place almost completely to ourselves which was lovely. Dinner at the hotel was the best ofContinue reading “Italy 2017 – Amalfi Coast Day 5, 6, & 7”

Italy 2017 – Naples Day 4 & 5

Day 4 The home of pizza had been on our wish list for years. I was a bit hesitant to visit because friends had traveled there and said they didn’t enjoy it. Reviews revealed there was some crime and described Naples as a gritty city. Because of our tight schedule we decided to only stayContinue reading “Italy 2017 – Naples Day 4 & 5”

Italy 2017 – Venice Day 2, 3, and 4

Day 2 Renting a car is usually how we get around in Europe. However since we were going from Rome to Venice and Naples we opted instead to use the high speed rails. Driving from Rome to Venice and then Venice to Naples by car would have taken 12 hours, the train saved us 4Continue reading “Italy 2017 – Venice Day 2, 3, and 4”

Italy 2017 – Rome Day 1

We started in Rome because I found a $400 per person flight during the summer! Our flight arrived at nine in the morning; we didn’t leave the airport until 11. Fortunately our hotel could accommodate us checking in at noon. Since everyone was tired we ate at the hotel, which offered an affordably priced prix-fixeContinue reading “Italy 2017 – Rome Day 1”

Scotland – Edinburgh – HMS Britannia & Harry Potter

Scotland had been on my family’s wish list for awhile, and we are lucky to have the first week in November off from school. That time  is a great opportunity to travel because it’s shoulder or off season. We are fortunate that where we live I have one week that I can always travel offContinue reading “Scotland – Edinburgh – HMS Britannia & Harry Potter”

Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

You can either chose to be a traveler or you’re born into it. I was born into it. My mother and father were world travelers. They took me all over the world and started when I was just a couple months old. Many aren’t as fortunate as I was and don’t consider international travel anContinue reading “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!”