Make sure to do ample research before you book your holiday destination. Don’t rely on their website or pictures. We thought we would be at the far end of hotel strip in Cancun. We are at a little quiet resort on Pok-Ta-Pok  Ave which is roughly a 20 minute taxi. This picture is at the Westin. Wish I were there. But in defense of our little resort… The room is nice. Pool is clean. Everything is very clean. The staff is friendly. And the F&B prices very reasonable. Coral Mar is perfect for a quiet get away. It all depends on what you are lookingRead More →

Enjoying another extra vacation here at the beautiful beaches of Aruba. Went off for a Sunset Sail on the Pelican catamaran which was much more than expected. The first extra, the captain and mates accompanied the music with bar equipment for drums and the other ladies on board went extra out of their way to attempt to teach me and Britt how to do the slide. Sorry, nothing helped. After we enjoyed a splendid dinner at the Pelican Restaurant overlooking the ocean. Great Food. None of these pictures have had any editing.Read More →

To the west of downtown Cabo San Lucas, Mexico there is a secluded beach where groupings of large rocks and boulders jut from beneath the sand.  The surf breaks on the beach with such force that it’s almost impossible to walk a shallow surf.  No swimming allowed especially for  a swimmer such as me! A fisherman balances on the largest of the boulders in hopes of a catch.  The only footprints on the sand are those of ours as we take a tranquil morning walk.Read More →

We are on a fun holiday on the Catamaran Cruise this week with Jenny and Stuart of Festiva Sailing. Having a great time but with limited internet connection so most of my posts were scheduled ahead of time. That’s what a holiday is all about. Look for a recap of this great vacation in about a week. This picture is of Sandy Island and I took it several years ago.  Unfortunately, the shipwreck boat is no longer on the island.  It was lost in a big storm a few years ago. So sad to hear that it’s gone. Will also have great recipes including theRead More →