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Final day…

Final day…

Well, the last day is here. It’s hard to believe an entire seven-day cruise has come to an end so quickly. Weather on the California Coast has been absolutely beautiful, partly cloudy skies and gentle breezes all the way. Today we are in Ensenada, Mexico and from my cabin I can hear the gulls crying and the sea lions barking. Nothing seems real; that other life I have seems so far away right now. Why a Cruise? I began talking…

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Santa Barbara, queen of the California Coast

Santa Barbara, queen of the California Coast

Santa Barbara, beauty everywhere. I don’t know if you’ve ever been to Santa Barbara, but if you haven’t … put it on a list of places to visit. It is one of those rare places that feels like a small town, yet isn’t. Beautiful Spanish architecture draws you along the quaint streets, reminding you of California’s colonial past. The Mission Up on the hillside, overlooking a sunlit bay is the Mission Santa Barbara. Aptly named, it is indeed the queen…

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San Francisco

San Francisco

San Francisco, Open your golden gate … How much do I love the city by the bay? What a beautiful day today. The sun is shining, the air is crisp. Every time I have the opportunity to be in San Francisco I try and do something new. There are too many experiences here to be able to fit them all in on one visit. Today was a shopping/food/shopping/food kind of day. It started with a meander through Union Square, in…

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Packing Day has Arrived

Packing Day has Arrived

It’s Packing Day! At my house packing day is almost as exciting as Christmas. For two travelaholics, who have waited months for a trip to come into range, the reappearance of the suitcases feels exactly like waiting for Santa. Different Travelers/Different Styles I know people who throw together their clothes in a late night frenzy of laundry activity. Running the washing machine, scouring bathroom cabinets, and finally putting a giant pile of rumpled clothing in a case too small to…

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Cruiseship Vacations

Cruiseship Vacations

Since this is a writing/travel/food blog today’s post is about my upcoming trip.  Saturday we leave for our next cruise, sailing up the California coast on Ruby Princess. My friends ask me all the time why I go on so many cruises.  The simple answer — because it’s the most relaxing vacation available.  If you have a hectic life, as I do … and really who doesn’t have a hectic life these days, then a cruise is nothing short of…

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