During this pandemic, I am reminded of the famous sailor and Massachusetts native, Dodge Morgan. In 1986, he became the first American to sail solo around the world. He did it in a record breaking 150 days, without ever stopping, in a sloop that measured sixty feet long. Nice accommodations for a week long voyage, … Continue reading Take Your Time-Corona Advice
“You will love New Zealand,” said every person I ever spoke to about this vast, remote and completely beautiful country. And that, surprisingly, includes the Aussies who, though separated by 1000 miles of ocean in the Pacific, still maintain a long standing rivalry of sorts with their Kiwi neighbors. “Beautiful country,” said our Australian … Continue reading Go To New Zealand. Just Go.
Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters They say money can’t make you happy. But, really, they are wrong. The absolute luxury of boarding the first class cabin of an Emirates Airbus 380 surpasses any flight I have ever taken. And that’s before we have even left the tarmac. The interior of the plane looks more like a Bentley than a … Continue reading First Class Fantasy
Just prior to any occasion requiring gift giving my loving husband would always inquire of me: “What would you like for your birthday or Christmas or anniversary?” To which I would always respond in exactly the same way: “I would like to go around the world.” A request that consistently fell upon deaf ears. Until … Continue reading Round The World
Lurking right under my nose amidst all the gaiety of this past holiday season was human evidence that cleverness and cash can’t always capture the perfect gift. Try as we may though, on December 24th my sister and I combined a delightful visit together with a last minute shopping spree. A twofer of sorts which … Continue reading Christmas Joy Or Not
(m.lovethispic.com) “Dear friends,” the … Continue reading CHAIN LETTER LUNACY
A good friend of mine who has been successful in both business and as a father and husband highly values what is commonly referred to as EQ or emotional quotient, which many experts agree is even more important for success than your IQ, or intelligence quotient. I told him his conversations about EQ had inspired … Continue reading OPEN YOUR POSSIBILITIES
“Yes, I do need all of those clothes,” I testily tell my husband as he looks disapprovingly at my pair of suitcases standing ready for 4 weeks abroad. This scene has played itself out repeatedly over the years. And I honestly don’t know why he bothers complaining about my luggage. “Because I have to carry … Continue reading Petite Packing