March 27, 2015

On My Radar Screen


Happy Friday!!  Does everyone have fun plans for the weekend?  

It still feels like winter here but my youngest son has been home for Spring Break - no doubt, I will be baking up a bunch of goodies for him to take back up to school with him. I also hope to start planning my adventures for April and May AND catch up on many blogs I have missed lately because I have been SO busy (a good thing).


I am seriously overdue for a "Radar Screen" post - with a plethora of travel posts recently, I have found several excellent posts that I simply MUST share...


When artists travel, beautiful things happen...two of my favorite people who also both happen to be artists, Patricia from PvE and Jeanne from I Dream Of,  have met up in London for a creative workshop - both have taken a blog break while they travel, but their Instagram feeds (here and here) are NOT to be missed.

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Another favorite friend and blogger, Elizabeth from Pretty Pink Tulips, shared an wonderfully informative post prior to her Spring Break getaway on Five Things I Pack For Trips...If only I could be so stylish AND organized when I hop on a plane!

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Marsha from Splenderosa shared The Perfect Travel Wardrobe...which all fits in a carry on bag! I haven't mastered the art of carrying on for more than a long weekend, but I have followed her lead and pack mostly in black and white with pops of color.

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Albertina from Mimosa Lane shared her family's adventures in The Galapagos...a place I would love to see some day.

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Heather from Style Mind Chic posted about her recent trip to Cabo in an aptly titled post, The Fine Art of Unplugging...another thing I would like to master some day!

What is pinging your radar screen today? 

Have a beautiful weekend, my dear friends...wherever you may be wandering...

xoxo

March 24, 2015

Bella Roma



It's a good thing I work in the travel business, since I find my mind wandering to Italy quite often during my typical work day!  Italy is, of course,  one of the top tourist destinations in the world and it seems a high percentage of my clients are planning (or have recently planned) trips to Italy. For everyone else (including me) who has to enjoy these trips vicariously, here are a couple of videos produced by one of my favorite tour providers in Italy - IC Bellagio...so sit back, relax and enjoy Bella Roma this morning...


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Go here if you cannot view the video

I hope you enjoyed this virtual romp through Rome - the next best thing to being there (after eating a big bowl of spaghetti carbonara!)

Ciao, bellas!

March 20, 2015

Welcoming Spring with Cherry Blossoms!


Happy Spring!  We got back VERY late last night from a few days in Florida visiting family.  It was  a wonderful trip - what a pleasure to feel the warmth of the sun and to be able to eat outside!!  I was surprised to return home to find we still have a fair amount of snow on the ground and another six inches planned for today. Will this ever end? Of course it will...I just heard birds chirping outside my window and, despite the forecast, I can feel spring in the air!


To celebrate the blossoming season, let's escape to one of my new favorite places in the world - Japan! I fell in love with Japan after our visit there last fall - I would LOVE to go back during the Spring for Sakura (Cherry Blossom) season.

 
 
 

In the meantime, I will close my eyes and pretend those snowflakes I will be seeing later today are beautiful cherry blossoms floating to the ground. (Nothing like positive thinking!)

Have a beautiful SPRING weekend...wherever you may be wandering...

xoxo

March 17, 2015

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!


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May the Irish hills caress you.
May her lakes and rivers bless you.
May the luck of the Irish enfold you.
May the blessings of Saint Patrick behold you.
~Irish Blessing
 
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Wishing you all the luck o' the Irish today...Happy St. Patrick's Day!