So ending my surfing career... Not really, I did book a private 2 hour lesson that turned out to be one hour where the guy caught a few waves while I was scared to stand up & fall. I'd been spocking out where I was going to go the whole trip, debating whether I should … Continue reading Mahalo O’hau
I found a great Hawaii routine...Write/run/hotel workout/swim/lunch/shop/swim and possibly a nap? The tours I've booked from the hotel have been great, last night was the Honolulu fireworks on Friday night for a dinner cruise. By shop I mean for a new pair of sandals, not the Prada - Gucci shopping that's here. My OluKai's I … Continue reading Honolulu
The cure for daylight savings time, where it's dark at 4p in California. Plus a pre-holiday chaos unwind to gear up for a full December. Found some good rates for O'ahu's off season so jumped on a plane last minute. Besides, my travel blogs get more likes than any personal stuff I ever write...haha. It's … Continue reading Aloha!!
Looks like we left Istanbul just in time, although it's not anywhere near the border and I still believe it's one of the greatest cities to visit and probably very safe. Who knows though? We were in Egypt maybe ten years ago and I never felt very safe there, so glad we went though! That … Continue reading Aging as a woman
A full day of touring Istanbul, mostly just getting to & from places for the tours. After breakfast, we headed via metro to the old city Mosques. It's about a mile just to get to the metro from here, my steps have been about 10-20k a day throughout this trip. I'll put the link to … Continue reading Istanbul/Constantinople
Took a little bit of a tumble in Monaco, not so bad I couldn't make it back on the bus & trains to get back to our apartment. It might limit my water time here with the scrape. We got here by the bullet train from Paris, about 6 hours of spectacular scenery. Our apartment … Continue reading Now for Nice & Monte Carlo
With no time to write, even though I was picturing myself sitting in a cafe in Paris writing this whole time. I'd also love to take credit for the featured image..don't ya' just hate it when you lug a nice camera around then someone not only shoots a better shot w/ a phone, then renders … Continue reading Paris
That's because of this kitchen, which will be done soon. Lots of family stuff, lots of back & forth to SoCal with camera in tow and no time for pics. It sometimes comes down to being in the moment or taking a picture of the moment and missing it. Can't remember the last time I … Continue reading Not a writing/photography summer
I've been blogging for over a year now on this wordpress blog, previously on blogspot. It's been good to get my brain working in the morning, making me a little more positive than I usually would be if I were writing for myself only. It's been a great creative outlet, yet I haven't made much … Continue reading Time to Move on ?
One of the many advantages to boat ownership is having a floating condominium here in the Bay Area. A few months ago my husband was invited to an all day event in the city, including a really nice dinner with an overnight stay. I suggested we skip the overnight stay in the hotel and just … Continue reading South Beach weekend liveaboard