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Monthly Archives: September 2017

  • Cheetahs

    One of the most interesting large cats is the cheetah, the Ferrari of the animal world, capable of attaining bursts of 75 mph.  There are about 8000 cheetahs in the world, 3500 in Namibia, the site of the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) reserve headed by leading cheetah conservationist Dr. Laurie Marker.  The approximately 100,000 acre reserve abuts the Waterberg Nature Conservancy and is home to 37 cheetahs.  About 20 of these cats are within a protected area because of previous habituation to humans.  CCF has recently expanded its accommodations and now offers a great opportunity to see these breathtaking animals up close.

  • Hotel Elysee: I Love New York!

    I do love New York and want to visit every chance I get - there is so much to see and do on every trip. I had the chance to live there for a while, and I have to say, it's definitely easier to visit! Of course, finding the right and best place to stay is always a challenge. I know you have heard that room sizes are usually small and quite expensive and generally, that's true, unless you want to splurge for a junior suite or higher which only adds to the expense. However, I am always on the hunt for the best spaces for Baby Boomers and this time I think I hit the jackpot!

  • Romance of the Rails

    Sometimes a travel experience is not merely a destination but the journey itself. So it is with a trip on a private railroad car.

  • The Scoop on Gelato - Part 1

    “Italy, cradle of all Arts, certainly can be known as cradle of the art of making gelato, as well.”

    - Auguste Escoffier, Chef

  • Going Carless, or Almost Carless Can Free Up Your Vacation

    I drive around doing errands a lot these days.  Although I love my car, I long to get away from it while I vacation with my family.  Fact is that I have sight limitations which makes driving in unfamiliar areas more challenging.  That, combined with whining teenagers, and high parking fees has me looking for Car Free vacations.  Beyond Orlando, New York, Las Vegas and beach options I found to gems I recommend to people.

  • Private Rail Patrol


  • Italy Patrol


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