Favorite Things

Recalling Our 2015 Travels Through Starbucks Mugs

January 4, 2016

We are not typically shoppers when we travel. We prefer to collect destinations and experiences rather than things. We do enjoy a good cup of coffee, however, and try to enjoy a local version during our travels. Like this cappuccino, pictured above, enjoyed with crepes in Cochon Dingue in Quebec City.  If we are in a […]

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Dinner at the James Street South Bar + Grill in Belfast, Northern Ireland

September 23, 2015

One of our most pleasant surprises during our visit to Belfast was the impressive Northern Ireland food. Following the advice of Paul, the executive lounge attendant at the Hilton Belfast, we sought out the Bar & Grill at James Street South for our first dinner in the city. It was a Sunday night and we did […]

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Fitbit Fanatic: Tracking Steps When Traveling

August 4, 2015

This is my favorite bracelet. You could argue that it’s not that stylish but I never leave home without it on my arm. I’ve been using a Fitbit Flex for nearly three years. It’s traveled with me to India and to San Marino and to Myanmar. It’s sailed with my on the world’s two largest cruise ships, and […]

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A Better Way to Send Postcards From Your Travels

May 12, 2015

One Christmas long ago I couldn’t think of a gift to give my Grandmother and her sister, my beloved Aunt Lydia.  They were very tough to buy gifts for as they were the kind of women that would much rather you call them frequently and/or spend time with them than buy them things. I was […]

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