SandSations in Long Beach, Washington

Have you ever built a sand castle?  Can you imagine yourself building one as you hang out at the ocean basking in the sound of the waves and feeling the ocean breeze blowing in your face?  What kind of sand castle would you build?  What else might you create out of sand? Well, SandSations in […]

SE Asia – Hello Vietnam!

17 hours of flying time…a day ahead…14 hours of time change…we have arrived. The next adventure lies ahead in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam after many hours of flying, flight delays and the normal gamut of travel trials and tribulations.  Asiana Airlines was very accommodating for the late departure, providing free beverages and snacks in […]

Montmartre and Pigalle – behind the scenes

Cool..foggy…Paris in the Fall.  Quaint shops, friendly Parisians, excellent cappuccino, and a local guide.  All of these things made for a great adventure in Paris – not Paris, Idaho or Paris, Kentucky…but the real Paris in the country of France. Fanny is a local blogger and now Airbnb experience tour guide – a great French […]

Best Adventure Tour EVER…

Vallarta Adventures…I read about it on the internet.  I didn’t really believe the reviews.  Outdoor Adventure was supposed to be the best tour ever – I read several reviews all agreeing how great it was.  Since there was a zip line involved…I thought why not? I’m not dead yet. Our trip started at 10am…well more like […]

Vidanta Resorts

Now that we have been here for half a week, we are still enjoying our kick back vacation.  I have worked out enough that I am sore and needed a rest day today.  I stay busy working on my computer, laying in the sun, walking or working out…or painting.  I brought some interesting watercolor markers […]

Next trip – Puerto Vallarta

I decided that I didn’t need to be such an overachiever this trip – HAHA!  At least I don’t intend to blog every single day since mostly what I’m doing is relaxing and breathing.  It was time to listen to the sound of the waves, sleep in and unwind from the recent stresses of life. […]

Aerial Tram

No trip to Palm Springs would be considered complete without a trip up the Aerial Tram.  From the top of the world you can see for miles around and on a clear day see three states from the top!  It’s pretty incredible and an experience you should not miss.  There are many ways to approach […]

Zoo Day

A living desert…what does that mean?  What is this place all about? Our day started with a trip to the Living Desert Zoo where there were a variety of habitat created for many different animals.  We explored Africa, North America, and various other parts of the world.  Most of the animals were adaptable to the […]

Palm Springs Day 1

Palm Spring, California – You would think that by now I would have been her – but alas this is my first trip.  The beauty of the area is stunning!  The mountains have such interesting shapes and textures.  Painting them would be challenging and fun.  That would be something to return here to pursue for […]

Maui Closing Thoughts

As the trip winds down, we spent our final day visiting Ka’anapoli Beach for a short while before packing up and checking out of our room.  It was a relaxing and busy ten days for us.  Touring the entire island and participating in a variety of activities was fun and exciting.  It will be a […]