Alabama, Biloxi, United States

Biloxi Adventure

There’s something about visiting a place multiple times. There’s the knowing of the landscape, the certainty of what to do while there, and even the familiarity of the accommodations. All good . . . for the most part. But when you’ve been to a city as many times as we’ve been to Biloxi, it can …

Atlanta, Georgia

Birthday Surprise at Serenbe

I like surprising Anita for her birthday. This year I decide to do a quick “staycation” at a local B&B — The Inn at Serenbe. Located just 25 miles south of Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson Airport, Serenbe is located in the city of Palmetto. A master-planned community, it features several smaller residential “hamlets” that are clustered …

Antigua, Aruba, Barbados, Bonaire, Caribbean, Curacao, Grenada, St. Lucia, St. Maarten

Cruising the Southern Caribbean

Check out this excerpt from our 14-day Caribbean cruise.  Good morning Grenada! What a beautiful sight. Another lush, hilly island with colorful buildings. I could get used to this. St. George’s, Grenada looks amazing from the ship. Only 21 miles long and 12 miles at its widest point, Grenada’s 133 square miles include a variety …

Florida, St. Augustine

St. Augustine, FL: History and Birthday Combined

After a great night’s sleep, we enjoy a yummy ham and cheese omelet served by the friendly staff at the Bayfront Westcott House. With no time to waste, we head out in the direction of the St. Augustine Historical Society  to learn some information about the area, including the contributions of many black soldiers who helped …

Aix-en-Provence, France, Grasse, Marseilles, Paris, Versailles

The South of France and Beyond

Enjoy this excerpt from our journey to France to meet a distant cousin, and to explore the sights, sounds, and tastes of Marseilles, Aix en Provence, Grasse, and Paris. Paris Why did Michael wake up at 3:15 a.m.? I think he was a bit paranoid about missing our train to Paris. We’re both excited to …

Canada, Montreal, Quebec

Montreal Quebec, Canada

We decided to visit one of our “1,0o00 places to see while we’re alive” — Montreal. Check out this excerpt from our 5-day trip. Day one of our Montreal adventure greets us with clear blue skies as we awaken with excitement at the thought of exploring this historic city. And what better day for perfect …

Brazil, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro

Walking in Rio

A nail-biting beginning Thank goodness Anita’s passport finally arrived. We were down to the wire with this one. She sent it off six weeks early to the Consular General in Miami to get the visa stamp, but mistakenly forgot to include a copy of our flight itinerary (as instructed). (I won’t blast her for that …

Africa, Jordan

To Egypt and Beyond: A Trip of a Lifetime

Here, we travel to Egypt and Jordan for 21 days. Wow! What a trip. Enjoy these blog excerpts, and click here to download the complete blog with photos.   Discovering Our Nubian Roots December 17, 2005: Most everyone on the ship woke up pretty early to take a flight to Abu Simbel to view the …