Days 1 + 2 – The trip started out as a very rainy day at London, Heathrow. I ended up sitting next to someone on my tour, which was nice. Met the rest of the group at baggage claim in Cairo, and went to our hotel, the Steigenberger Pyramids. I didn’t realize it that night, but it is right across the road from the new … Continue reading Giza Plateau and NMEC
If you have read some of my travels reviews, you know I love Atlantis. I started traveling there in 1998, before the Royal Tower was even completed. I have been there fifteen times since then. That’s a lot of time to get to know a resort, so here are 5 tips for your stay. Tip #1 Do your homework! Atlantis is expensive, there is no … Continue reading 5 Tips for Staying at Atlantis
Do you travel for business, pleasure, or a mix of both? Millions take to the skies for business, but according to Fortune magazine, 54% of US employees still have vacation time left over at the end of the year. In all, Americans throw away 662 million vacation days! To me, that is insane. I basically live for my vacations. After my mortgage, bills, and necessities, … Continue reading Why Do You Travel?
If you have ready any posts on this blog, you probably know of my love of James Bond. This past December I had the amazing good fortune of visiting Goldeneye. Goldeneye is the former estate of Ian Fleming, author of the fourteen original James Bond novels and stories. All of these were written at Goldeneye. Located in Oracabessa Bay St. Mary, Jamaica, Goldeneye is a … Continue reading Goldeneye
A lot of people bring nice fluffy, quick reads on vacation, I usually bring a couple myself. Most of the time I bring at least one serious book on a trip. On my last trip to the Bahamas (from Boston), I brought along a great book. Munich, by Robert Harris, was so good that I actually finished it before I landed in Nassau! Harris is … Continue reading Boston to the Bahamas, via Munich?
If you read my previous post about Atlantis*, you know how much I love the place. On this trip, in April 2018, I stayed in the Royal Tower. I took my niece for her 16th birthday, and my Aunt Claire came along too. This was my fourteenth trip to Atlantis, and it was really great seeing it with two people who had never been before. … Continue reading The Royal Towers, Atlantis Paradise Island
I visited the all-inclusive Barceló Maya Palace* with my Aunt Claire in May 2016. I had been to Riviera Maya before, but not at a Barceló hotel. The Maya Palace is actually only one of five hotels on the property. The whole complex is huge. It seemed like their beach front went on forever, and it was beautiful. We stayed at the Premium Level in … Continue reading Barceló Maya Palace
I love James Bond. I love the books and the movies, and pretty much anything associated. I have loved Bond since I was a little kid. TNT and TBS used to have Bond-a-thons on the holidays. A couple of years they ran a two week one from Christmas to the end of New Year’s week. We would watch them every Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. … Continue reading My Love of Bond
I had never been to St. Lucia, and I had a great introduction at the all-inclusive Coconut Bay resort*. If you have ever been to an all-inclusive in Mexico or the Dominican, you know they are huge, with marble everywhere and soaring ceilings. I was sort of expecting the same thing at Coconut Bay. Boy, was I wrong, but in a good way. First, the … Continue reading Coconut Bay, St. Lucia
I love Atlantis.* I love it so much that I have been there fourteen times. Yes, you read that right. My first trip to Atlantis was more than twenty years ago. The Royal Tower was just about to open, and we (my mom and I) stayed in the Coral Tower. I have been a fan ever since. I’ll talk more about Atlantis in general in … Continue reading Atlantis, The Cove Paradise Island Bahamas