We have been very lucky to be able to travel in the states, to Mexico, the Caribbean, South American and into Canada.  We don't travel first class and have learned the best thing you can take on a vacation is a sense of humor.

While the beach and Vegas are our favorite stops, we have been to and seen many interesting and fascinating places.


Where we have been . . .

International Trips:

Vancouver  1999
Cozumel 2001, 2002
Bogota, Colombia  2003, 2010
Puerto Vallarta  2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009
Puerto Adventuras 2006, 2007
Punta Cana 2007
Aruba 2009, 2013
Maroma Beach 2011, 2016
Cancun, Isla & Maroma Beach (all one trip) 2012
Edmonton, tour of Canada, Calgary Stampede 2015


Carnival Conquest 2008   Jamaica, Grand Cayman, Cozumel
Serenade of the Seas 2009  San Juan, Barbados, St Maarten, Antigua, St. Lucia, St. Croix
Carnival Ecstasy (January) 2010 Progresso and Cozumel
Carnival Ecstasy (September) 2010 Progresso and Cozumel
Carnival Magic 2014  Key West, Nassau, Freeport
Carnival Magic 2015   Belize, Honduras, Cozumel
Carnival Freedom 2016   Jamaica, Grand Cayman, Cozumel
Carnival Valor  August 2017   Progresso and Cozumel
Carnival Breeze  September 2017  Key West, Nassau, Freeport
Carnival Sunshine April 2018  Aruba, Bonaire, Turks

Cruises booked:

Grandeur of the Seas September 2018, Boston, Portland, Bar Harbor, St John, Halifax
Carnival Vista, October 2018, Cozumel, Belize, Mahogany Bay
Carnival Vista, April 2019, Cozumel, Belize, Mahogany Bay
Carnival Legend, August 2019, Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan, Victoria Alberta
???????    November 2020  - PROTEST CRUISE


  Domestic Trips:

Vegas (too many times to count)
Kansas City 2002
San Francisco 2003
Niagara Falls  2007
Orlando Florida  2010 (we did not go to Disneyworld)
Oahu, Hawaii 2010
Jensen Beach, Florida 2012
Palm Springs 2013
Washington, DC 2005, 2013
Bonita Springs, FL  2014
Park City, Utah 2015
Ruidoso and Santa Fe, NM (many times)
New Orleans 2001
New York City 2017 (twice)
Connecticut 2017


  We have both taken trips without the other, seldom, but it happens.  I didn't list those trips, I am doing good to remember all of these.  Paulette keeps telling us we need to slow down.  Sorry Paulette, we still enjoy traveling and hope we have many exciting trips in our future.

Speaking of future trips, our travel bucket list includes:

Panama Canal (we'd love to cruise through there)
Alaska (booked a cruise)
New England (booked a cruise)
Boston (will see on the cruise)
Rafting under the Royal Gorge Bridge
The Snake River
Train ride across Canada

And when we dream (with a winning lottery ticket in hand):

Bora Bora or Tahiti - or both
The Olympics - winter or summer
Transatlantic cruise
Whistler's mountain - skiing for Micky
a full month on Maroma Beach


  People ask us to recommend resorts, vacation ideas, etc.  We do not like to do this.  What worked for us may not work for someone else.  We are content with a book, a shade tree and the beach.  We have solved huge international problems watching waves go in and out.  We could people watch for hours - especially in Vegas.  Some folks don't "sit" as well as we do and that is fine. We do believe that when it comes to travel, "to each his own."
Have we even had a bad vacation?  NEVER!  Have we had some that are much better than others?  Oh yes!   But we still agree...

There is no such thing as a bad day at the beach.   Anonymous