Princess Cruises…Dining


Do you like to eat? Surely you must, you are HERE, on MY site.  This means you really, really like to eat. You might also be a big fan of traveling, which I am.  And especially a big fan of cruising. I’ve traveled abroad to so many places, from Europe to Asia, to South America […]

A Taste of the Tropics…Caribbean Snowfall Cocktail

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Caribbean Snowfall Cocktail?  What am I even saying?  Caribbean Snowfall? Well, let me tell you why I am posting this tropical concoction – a taste of the warmth and sunshine, but with a chilly sounding name.  I have my reasons, I do. It’s cold out, isn’t it?  Very, very cold.  I’m not sure what happened, […]

The Caribbean Princess


I’ve been gone a lot lately.  Here, there, everywhere. But a few weeks ago, I boarded the Caribbean Princess for a five night Western Caribbean sailing to Cozumel and Grand Cayman. I was in for a wonderful treat. I’ll delve into more of the highlights in additional posts, but I wanted to give you a […]

Sailing the Carnival Sunshine…Dining


A couple of weeks ago, my little family and I boarded the beautiful (and totally made over) Carnival Sunshine.  The Carnival Sunshine is a complete and utterly transformed ship from it’s original status as the Destiny.  A massive undertaking, the Destiny spent only a few short weeks (about 15!) being gutted, redesigned, built on to, […]

The Blue Ridge Parkway…and The Peaks of Otter


A couple of weekends ago I was invited to The Peaks of Otter Lodge. The Peaks of Otter. A lodge perched high in the mountains, just off the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway, about an hour from Roanoke, Virginia. I had never been there. I know, right? I mean, I work in Roanoke for WSLS quite […]

Seattle…Food, Fun, and Krusteaz


A week or two ago, I jetted off to Seattle, Washington, courtesy of Krusteaz, for the IFBC Conference. Seattle is very far away. Airplanes get up early in the morning for flights to Seattle.  But, let me be clear…it is a city worth getting out of bed for. Clean and proper, hip, laid back, and […]

Coconut Key Lime Pies…and a Trip to The Keys


If you follow me on Twitter, you know I spent a week last month tooling around the Florida Keys.  Poor ME.  Woe is ME.  Forced to travel to some amazing hotels, incredible restaurants, and eat 9 different Key Lime Pies. Yes, I did.  I tasted NINE different Key Lime Pies. Before the trip, I had […]

Driving the Pacific Coast Highway…and Mendocino


  As you may know, my little family and I went on a whirlwind tour of the United States in June – 3 weeks in a packed to the gills Nissan Titan, more National Parks than you can shake a stick at, beaches, deserts, mountain ranges, waterfalls, and even lava fields.  But one of the […]

Behind the Yellow Sign of KOA Kampgrounds #CampKOA in Hurricane, Utah


I’m not a camper. Don’t get me wrong, I love the idea of it…the great outdoors, sleeping with the stars overhead, a campfire to cook breakfast on, the sounds of nature outside of my tent. But. I’m spoiled these days. Tents are fine, sure. But doesn’t an RV sound better? A real bathroom? A refrigerator? […]