Through the Lens: Austrian Alps

One of the most beautiful places I have been to. Wow. This is one of those places that makes you feel small and empowered all at the same time. I can see why it’s a popular place to visit in the winter for skiing. I absolutely love it in the summer as it’s not too…

Through the Lens: Vienna, Austria

The first thing you need to know about my most recent trip to Austria: I kind of fell in love. This country is rich with history and filled with beautiful architecture. I loved the city and I loved the mountains. There is so much to see and learn and experience. Also, there is much too much to…

Through the Lens: Ellis Island

After visiting Liberty Island we took the short boat ride to Ellis Island to enjoy all the history on the most beautiful day in New York.

Through the Lens: Central Park in the Fall

  My first trip to New York City took place last year, in August. I was (and always am) excited to go back. But I was extra excited to go back when it would not be quite so warm out. When scarves and boots were the best attire choice, and it was just in time…

Thoughts on Solitude | Cruise Day 4

Our second day in port. This time we were in Progreso, Mexico. Home to Mayan ruins, nice beaches and lots of history. But I didn’t want any of it. I guess that’s not entirely true. In fact, all morning I had been back and forth with what I actually wanted to do that day.

Isla de la Pasion | Cruise Day 3

Day number three of our cruise was the first day at port. We had arrived to Cozumel in the wee hours of the morning. So we had a quick bite to eat from the breakfast buffet and headed for land. While there was plenty of shopping and things to see just off the boat, we…

Trivia and Tea | Cruise Day 2

Day two was an ‘at sea’ day and so spent entirely on board the Carnival Triumph. There was a full schedule of events with something for just about everybody. We opted for a leisurely brunch in the Paris dining room to get the day started.

Wide Eyed | Cruise Day 1

Going on a cruise was different from any other travel experience I’ve had to date. So much to take in and really strange to stop and think that all this is happening somewhere in the middle of a huge mass of water.

Through the Lens: Almudena Cathedral

After heading to tour the Palacio Real de Madrid only to find that it was being used as a palace and no tours were running, we wandered into the cathedral next door.