July 20, 2015

Out of Commission...

Hi everyone...remember on Friday, when I was SO happy the week was over? Well...my weekend did not turn out quite as I hoped. Just after I took my first sip of a nice cold Rosé, I slipped on my kitchen floor (socks and shiny wood floors do NOT go together!)...I have never felt such excruciating pain and immediately knew something was seriously wrong. Long story short, I ended up fracturing my left humerus - the upper arm bone. Not pretty. I am headed to the orthopedic doctor today, but I have already been warned to expect a lengthy recovery - six to eight weeks. 

I am pretty adept at typing with my right hand (and using my my thumb to "like" instagram photos), but I expect I will have no choice but to really limit my computer time while I recover. Please know, I will be diligently reading all of your blogs, even if you don't receive a comment from me. And if you would like to share a guest post on travel, I am sure with my one good arm, I can manage to post it to my site. I will check-in whenever possibly, but please understand why I may be posting a lot less frequently for a while.

Thank goodness for the world's most supportive husband who has always been my hero, but the past two days, he has bordered on saintly. He will be getting a crash course on cooking, cleaning, laundry and taking care of a one armed travel maven. ;) Now if anyone has any fashion advice for what to wear over what feels like with the world's most bulky sling...please let me know!

Have a SAFE and happy rest of your summer, my friends!! 


July 17, 2015

It's Friday...It's Friday!!!!

Do you ever have weeks that you think will NEVER end? I paid dearly this week for all of the fun I had last week. I love what I do and most of the times it is SO much fun, but some days nothing seems to go right. Yesterday, I woke up to emails telling me a client's opera tickets had been cancelled in Rome, there were train strikes in Naples impacting another client who was headed to Sorrento, and news of another who became ill in Africa and needed to get back to the US right away.  Thank goodness, I was able to take care of everything (one reason why using a travel advisor is a good idea), but things like blog posts (and relaxing by the pool) were put on my back burner.

Needless to say, I am happy to see Friday on the calendar and am looking forward to a relaxing weekend of not doing much of anything at all! 

Wishing all of YOU a relaxing and enjoyable weekend...wherever you may be wandering...


July 15, 2015

Windows Of The World

Portuguese photographer, Andre Vicente Goncalves, travels the world taking photos of windows (among other things) and the results are striking...

Evora, Portugal

Ericeira, Portugal

Are you drawn to taking photos of a particular genre when you travel? I love taking photos of windows from the inside looking out, but after seeing these, I may shift gears and start taking them from the outside too.

Would you like to feature your travel photos here on the blog? I would LOVE to start a series sharing readers' photos...just email me if you want to share! 

(all photos via

July 13, 2015

A Quick Escape to the Hamptons

Last week I went out to the Hamptons to visit a wonderfully generous friend who invited me to her home in Montauk for a quick getaway. My jaunt was book-ended by busy days on either side and it was a much needed respite...it is amazing how good for the soul a couple of days at the beach can be!

My favorite photo from the Montauk Farmers' Market
  I hope you enjoy a little taste of the East End of Long Island as seen through the lens of my iphone...I tried to capture summer at it's best! 

Nothing says summer like lobster rolls....
Especially with a killer view...
Hydrangeas and other gorgeous flowers at every turn...
The bounty at the Montauk Farmers' Market was abundant...
The Maidstone in East Hampton is charming...
Who can resist a garden path that looks like this and leads the the "Home Sweet Home" Museum?
Only to discover this view at the end of the path!
A quick stop at Main Beach East Hampton was in order before the rain began and it was time to head back to reality...
It is SO important to take a break from our busy lives once in a while...a vacation is always a good idea, but don't forget that a short trip can also be just what you need to recharge your batteries! 

 And to make a perfect time even better, my friend, Jeanne, from I Dream Of, painted my sunflower photo as her painting of the day! If you haven't started following Jeanne's instagram account, where she is featuring one of her gorgeous paintings EVERY day, go there immediately...you are in for a real treat! What a perfect ending to a fabulous couple of days! 

Here's to summer in all its glory...enjoy every minute!