Reflections from 2023

My annual recap after an incredible year of travel all over the globe.

“….changes in latitude, changes in attitude….”

This was certainly a year for the record books for me as I travelled across latitudes from the Antarctic all the way up to the Arctic. I can’t believe how many bucket list trips I was fortunate to indulge in. I have become very spoiled by all my travels this year, and I am very appreciative of the many opportunities I’ve had to see so many special places around the world.

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The Princess 360 Experience – A Performance for All the Senses

Sharing my review of the Princess 360 experience, a one-of-a-kind, immersive dining event that I recently took part in on a Discovery Princess cruise.

The secret is out!

The Princess Cruises 360 experience is no longer veiled in mystery and intrigue. Until recently, this unique immersive dining “show” was by invitation only. But now, all guests sailing on the Discovery Princess and the Enchanted Princess will be able to book this special event.

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Reflections From 2022

My annual review in words and photos from an incredible year of travel.

Wow! I have been so very fortunate to have had the most incredibly memorable year for travel! And what a difference 12 months can make!

It’s taken me a while to write this up as it was a very, very busy year, but I am continuing my annual end of the year post tradition by reflecting on where I’ve been in 2022 – and sharing some of my reflection photos in the process.

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Reflections from 2020

Each year since I started this blog, I have ended the year with a reflections post. Even though 2020 was quite uneventful, I thought I would keep up the tradition.

This photo was recognized by the North American Travel Journalists Association with a Bronze award in the Photography – Landscape, Seascape category in the 2021 annual media travel awards competition .

I have used these “Reflections” posts as a play on words to reminisce about my travels over the past year and to share the reflections photos to which I am drawn.

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“Brandywine Flower Walk” – Original Quilt Design

A summery bright colored quilts using Kaffe Fasset flowery fabrics in shades of pink and yellow.

Quilt Inspiration – Here in the Brandywine Valley, I am surrounded by some of the county’s most beautiful public gardens. With this quilt I am celebrating the lazy hot days of late summer when the flowers are at their peak bloom.

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My Holiday Article for Travel World International Magazine

My recent article on keeping up one of our holiday traditions at Longwood Gardens.

In my recent article for Travel World International Magazine I share how our family will be able to continue one family tradition this year at Longwood Gardens in the Brandywine Valley of southeastern Pennsylvania: Continuing a Family Tradition at Longwood Gardens

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Photo Inspirations

Photo Location – Chicago skyline at dusk.

Home is where the heart is. I grew up in Chicago and though I have been away now for over 25 years, it still feels like home every time I go back. At the same time, our current house, where we have lived for the past 25 years, is just as much my home. For the first time in many years, we are not traveling over Thanksgiving. We are staying at home and staying safe and that is something I am quite thankful for at this time. What are you thankful for today?

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Oh My! There is So Much To Do On a Chicago 4 Day Itinerary

I grew up in Chicago and still visit frequently and after traveling the world, it still remains my favorite city. Here is a list of my 25 top things to do on a Chicago 4 day itinerary (though I suggest spending more time in my favorite city if you can).

Frank Sinatra said it best when he sang “My Kind of town Chicago is”. If you are planning a first trip to the “Windy City”, there are a wide range of sights and things to do in Chicago for all interests. Here is my list of top 25 Chicago attractions in my favorite city.

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