Pura Vida for “Reals”!

Pura Vida - Have you heard this term? It means "Pure life" and is most often associated with Costa Rica. It's their greeting and used frequently there - like when you say "Muchas Gracias" the response will be "Pura-Vida"! Love it. We recently got to visit this AAAA-mazing country, and we fell in love here.  Where else can you be on a beach IN the rainforest - I mean ....... There's so much to offer with several regions each one [...]

A little slice of Paradise closer to home.

           What a great break we had up in Lake George area upstate NY right in the Adirondack mountain region. We met friends and stayed at a family resort with cabins & cottages. It really reminded me of the movie "Dirty Dancing". The lakes are beautiful, clean crisp water, lots of fishing and water sports. Only 1.5 hour flight from Atlanta to Albany then a short drive which also brings you through Saratoga Springs where we [...]

“Cool” for the Holidays

"Cool" for the Holidays                    A Holiday trip is a great treat and gets you away from the hustle and bustle of the busy time. Here are some great locations to go for the Holidays even for just a break: full article HERE Malaga Spain: Located in Southern Spain, it offers beautiful lights along the Calle Larios street along with Christmas markets, nativity scenes, and wonderful Tapas restaurants. There is also a music festival with [...]

Opa !! Greece

                        "Opa" is probably a word you've heard before especially if you watched "My Big Fat Greek wedding" it is a famous Greek greeting used when celebrating, toasting, dancing etc. Greece is fast becoming one of the hottest vacation destinations in Europe and there is so much more to Greece than meets the eye. Here's some info on the top spots to visit: Athens (the capital) , Santorini (volcanic island) [...]

Iberostar Grand Paraiso Resort Mexico – our review

(Emer)  Last week Neal and I got to spend 5 days in the beautiful Playa del Carmen in the Riviera Maya Mexico.  We stayed at the Iberostar Grand Paraiso resort.  This is our second time staying at this particular property and we certainly were not disappointed. Iberostar Group is a Spanish based group with corporate offices in Mallorca, Spain.  They operate over 100 resorts throughout Europe, Africa, and The Americas (Brazil, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Jamaica)  and they specialize in Beachfront [...]

Top 10 beaches around the World

Here are the top 10 beaches around the world by Conde Nast:          Lindquist Beach St.Thomas    Orient Bay Beach St.Martin(cr Alamy)  Treasure Beach Jamaica (cr Getty) 10. Lindquist Beach, St. Thomas  Part of Smith Bay Park, this white-sand beach has shallow, calm turquoise water ideal for everyone in the family to enjoy a swim. Surrounded by a coconut grove and sea grape trees, it is the perfect setting to relax. Typically quiet during the week, the beach becomes livelier [...]

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