After a couple of days hanging out in Barcelona, we boarded Celebrity Cruise Line’s newest ship, the Celebrity Beyond. Prior to our cruise, the ship had only sailed on a handful of passenger voyages. As avid cruisers, we have followed Captain Kate McCue on Instagram for quite some time (as well as her cat Bug […]Read more "“Beyond” Barcelona…with Captain Kate and the World’s Most Famous Cat"
After nearly two long years of staying on the western side of the Atlantic Ocean, we FINALLY headed back to Europe for the first time since we moved back to the States. We booked a cruise on the Celebrity Beyond to visit Spain, France and Italy, and since it was leaving from Barcelona, one of […]Read more "Feeling on Tapas the World in Barcelona"
We have procrastinated writing this blog post for the last several months because we know it will be the last travel post we write for a while due to COVID-19. Our visit to Bali happened February 13-20, 2020…and a few weeks later, the whole of France was placed into strict confinement, and the entire world […]Read more "Enchanting Bali"
After traveling as much as we had for the last year, our original summer plans were to stay at home. However, our close friends, the Simpson family, invited us to join them on a trip to Aruba. Both of our kids are best friends with their youngest two children. This is the family who joined […]Read more "Finding a Melody on the Harmony"
We wrapped up Christmas in Dallas and headed to Maui, HI to escape freezing rain and cold temperatures. It had been over 15 years since Jen and I had visited Maui and the first time for the kids (who had previously been in Oahu). The goal was to get some fresh ocean air, do lots […]Read more "Ringing in the New Year in Maui…"
We weren’t sure what to expect in Dublin but have found a city with really warm and caring folks (and they like to drink here!). We elected to stay in the center of Dublin at the Westin (needed to requalfiy for Platinum 50), which has made for an easy and quick way to see most of […]Read more "A little Dublin fun…"
Hard to believe that American Thanksgiving is almost here. This year we’re thankful for health, family (some more than others) and wanderlust, while recognizing that many are suffering due to natural disasters. My brother and his wife Kimberly were displaced from their house while the mighty Nuns fire swept through Santa Rosa, CA but luckily […]Read more "What are you thankful for this season?Dublin Anyone?"
After 22 years in the airline industry, 3 mergers, and countless course corrections, I decided to leave the world’s largest airline and focus on those that matter most to me. Mi Familia. Leading to my last day in the office the question I got asked the most was… “so what’s your next job?”. Well the […]Read more "What’s Next…?"