What’s next…

We’ve been home for about a week and I just realized I’m almost 60 days into my sabbatical. I promised myself and the family I wouldn’t think about a job until September but I’ve started to have some interesting conversations that might shape my decision on my future plans.  But first it’s time to plan […]

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Reflections on the Reflection

When I decided to take a break from American and decided to take the family on a Mediterranean tour this summer, we ended up looking at just about every cruise line that existed trying to find an itinerary that we liked.  We’ve been on over 20 cruises in the last 15 years, and have tried […]

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Amazing Athens…and Corinth

(Disclaimer:  We were writing blog posts daily during our cruise, but the wifi was so abysmally slow, it would take 5 or 6 hours to upload 10 photos or so.  Now that we’re home, we’re adding the photos and posting…) Oh, Athens…I’ve loved you ever since I visited for the first time when I was […]

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Mykonos and the 4th of July

Today is the second time that we’ve all visited Mykonos.  The first time, we really didn’t like it at all.  We had tried to just get a taxi to visit a beach, and we waited nearly an hour and were still unsuccessful.  That time, we ended up taking the public bus, which was a terrible […]

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Magical Malta

Many of the cruise ships that used to call on Kusadasi, Turkey (Ephesus) changed itineraries after all the turmoil in the country to call on Valletta, Malta instead.  We weren’t entirely sure what to expect from this port of call as we hadn’t been here before. We had been told that that sail in was […]

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Picture it…Sicily, 2017…

Ah, Sicily…you have such a reputation from The Godfather and other mob stories over the years.  Whether this reputation is deserved or not is unclear…but the Sicily we saw today was so beautiful, so perfect, so charming that we didn’t want to leave.  Any of you that are as old as we are may recognize […]

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