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Bali Nusa Dua, Indonesia – A Break from our Vacation

By | October 30th, 2017|Categories: Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Travel, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Many people say that time shares are a waste of money. I say they are dead wrong! Without our time share, we wouldn't have been able to enjoy a fabulous week in Bali, Indonesia, let alone other amazing places around the world. This is a week of relaxation that we needed and perfect timing after a not so fantastic time in Cambodia. We have been running around the world for almost 11 months and were [...]

Under the Tuscan Sun

By | October 30th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

The beauty of Tuscany lies not only in the beautiful city of Florence but also I the Tuscan countryside.  And, in our humble opinion, a trip to Tuscany is not complete without a visit to one of the many hillside villages and towns. We were able to visit Siena on a day trip from Florence, due to the good train and bus connections between the two cities.  Siena, self contained behind excellently preserved medieval walls, [...]

Chef’s Table and Wine Paired Dinner for 5

By | October 30th, 2017|Categories: Orlando, FL, Travel, Uncategorized, United States|Tags: , , , , |

When you think of Walt Disney World in terms of eating, you're probably thinking of Mickey shaped waffles, Mickey ice cream bars, candy apples and $13.00 chicken fingers.  And,  of course, you'd be correct.  Not that anything is wrong with those items( i definitely indulged in a Mickey bar while I was ther and it was dam good)  However, Disney is also known for their world class restaurants and dining experiences.  With over 150 restaurants [...]

Venice, Italy – A Food Tour in the Floating City

By | October 30th, 2017|Categories: Europe, Food, Italy|

With a population of around 50,000 residents, Venice is now mainly a tourist city and which is also it's main financial source.  Cruise ship port in their cruisers from around the world who are trying to check off items on their bucket list and Venice is on almost everyone's bucket list.  With thousands of tourists marching through the narrow walkways and canals of Venice, UNESCO was nearing placing it on the "In Dangered" list. [...]

Club Yebo Hotel In The Heart Of Playa del Carmen

By | September 15th, 2017|Categories: Mexico, North Ameria, Travel|Tags: , , , , , , |

If you want to be in the heart of Playa del Carmen there are a few things that you usually have to sacrifice. Peace and quiet when you want it and cost. Enter Hotel Club Yebo. This small quaint hotel that is nestled one block down from 5th avenue and one block away from the beach and very budget friendly. What more could you ask for? Room & Amenities Club Yebo [...]

Cambodia: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

By | December 1st, 2015|Categories: Cambodia, Southeast Asia, Travel|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

If you follow me on facebook you probably know by now that Cambodia was one of my LEAST favorite places to be.  10 days there was about 9 too many and I struggled to stay positive while we were there.  It wasn't all bad of course and we saw what we came to see, but we certainly wouldn't make a return trip back here.  But let's try to keep things positive for a moment [...]

Cai Rang Floating Market and the Mekong Delta, Vietnam

By | November 29th, 2015|Categories: Southeast Asia, Travel, Uncategorized, Vietnam|Tags: , , , , , , |

Touring a floating market in the Mekong Delta is a box that many travellers to Vietnam wish to check, and none are bigger, or more popular than Can Tho's Cai Rang Market.   When we visited the Mekong Delta area 3 years ago, we went to stay at Mike's family home in Vinh Long, which lies along the Mekong River. We made it to the Cai Be floating market, but we went much later in the [...]

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam v2.0

By | November 28th, 2015|Categories: Food, Southeast Asia, Uncategorized, Vietnam|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Being back in Ho Chi Minh City brings backs a lot of memories. Our first time was with my sister, brother-in-law, mom and dad. Now it's just Allison and I and I can't help but have tearful memories. This is where my mom had her last trip in a plane; this is where my mom “made it rain” as she hired a private driver for almost two weeks to take us anywhere and everywhere [...]

Hoi An, Vietnam: Back in our favorite city

By | November 24th, 2015|Categories: Southeast Asia, Travel, Uncategorized, Vietnam|Tags: , , , , , , , |

We're back to one of our favorite cities, Hoi An, after a 3 year hiatus.  There was something almost comforting about being in familiar surroundings.  This time though, instead of staying in Hoi An ancient town, we found a home stay along that Thu Bon River.  Only a 10 minute bike ride from ancient tour stay at Viet's Family River Homestay was wonderful. I think a lot of that had to do with a little 2 [...]