A little Dublin fun…

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 […]

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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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