Thursday, April 26, 2018

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Y is for Yosemite

Yosemite National Park in California's Sierra Nevada Mountains is a place of stunning beauty, and a great place for a relaxed or an adventurous family vacation!  We opted for the former and just took in all the beauty.






Tuesday, April 24, 2018

X is for Xanadu

Dictionary.com defines Xanadu as a place of great beauty, luxury and contentment. I experienced such things at Sandals Resorts in Jamaica!



Over-the-Water Bungalows- Sandals Royal Caribbean


A private book at Sandals Negril - Jamaica
Tiramisu - Beaches Negril 

Tranquilty Soaking Tub for Two on the Balcony - Sandals Montego Bay


Sunday, April 22, 2018

V is for Venice

Venice has so much to see and do, but for me, none of it equals the charm of the gondolas.  My favorite is when the gondola nearby has a serenade! (Cuz I'm too frugal to pay for my own! LOL



Saturday, April 21, 2018

U is for Universal Orlando

Universal Orlando is 3 theme parks in one and an awesome family destination.

 Staying at the Portofino Bay is a little taste of visiting Italy.  Its gorgeous setting, evening serenades on the piazza, and delicious food make it a first rate resort.  Also, staying here, entittled us to Unlimited Express passes to skip the lines - a very much appreciated perk during spring break crowds. (Loews Royal Pacific Resort and the Hard Rock Cafe Hotel get you the same perk!)


Spaghetti and Meatballs at Mama Dellas


Volcano Bay Waterpark is a blast.  Definitely want to take advantage of the Early Park Admission that comes with staying at Universal Orlando resort.

Visit Hogwarts at Islands of Adventure - just one of the many great attractions there.


Universal Studios has thrill rides, fun shows in the streets, and of course more Harry Potter - at Diagon Alley, where you will find Platform 9-3/4 and the Hogwarts Express over to Hogwarts Castle in Islands of Adventure when you have a Park to Park ticket.

  
  
  









Friday, April 20, 2018

T is for Tower of London

Very moving display for Remembrance Day 2014

Just one of many cool sights in the museum

Definite tourist photo!!

Thursday, April 19, 2018

S is for San Francisco

Oh the sights to see in San Francisco are innumerable! Here are just a few.
Alcatraz

Fishermans Wharf

Golden Gate Bridge

The window displays in the shops

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

R is for Rome

When you're crazy enough to take the train from Bologna to Rome for just 1 day, you have to severely limit what you see, but we managed to see the Colosseum, the Forum and the Piazza Navona and have a great, albeit exhausting day. I highly recommend MANY more days!!







Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Q is for Queen

Lovely visits to Queen's residences

Hampton Court Palace





Sandringham Estate



Royal kids get the coolest toys!




Monday, April 16, 2018

P is for Paris

There's just something about Paris in the spring time!!


The Deluge - my favorite work of art at the Louvre

Notre Dame

A favorite street artist we observed as we ate our rose shaped gelato

Sunday, April 15, 2018

O is for Oahu

The beautiful island of Oahu is a perfect vacation destination with something for the whole family. Just a few things not to be missed there are....

Luau


Gorgeous beaches

Dole Whip at the Dole Plantation

Surfing

Snorkelling

U.S.S. Arizona Memorial