Personal Ramblings: Friends and Brothers

File this under poignant moments evoked during trips. While away this week, I learned my girlfriend Susan lost her brother, Stephen. A sweet, smiling guy he was, among those plus five or ten siblings in our supersize Catholic families. No loss is easy, but it’s especially tough with brothers and sisters. Susan Chaffee was myContinue reading “Personal Ramblings: Friends and Brothers”

A Season Of Stillness

I enthusiastically promote my reliable mantra of book now, fly later. Get that dream trip under deposit. Think outside comfort zones for a refreshing change of scenery ~ Galapagos, Antarctica, Peru, The Maldives. What are we waiting for?

Castles, Cathedrals, Clouds and Windmills: Rhine Time

Our takeaway from this trip: river cruising is an excellent travel experience. It can be as relaxing or adventurous as you wish. We especially enjoyed the social interaction, meeting people from all over the US, some of whom became new friends