My Husband Hates the Pompidou Centre (but not all modern art)

Image from Wikipedia

As I perused the itinerary for our transatlantic cruise (today is, surprise, another sea day), I was delighted to see that we will stop in Malaga. We’ve never been to the Costa Del Sol, so this will be a pleasant port day. Malaga is the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.

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Help Each Other Out, Even on Vacation

Leaving for a vacation always prompts me to recall highlights of past trips, and I am going to share a few stories with you over the next two weeks. Today I am going back to June 2002. Our friends were going to be in France, so we decided to meet them for a week of . . . → Read More: Help Each Other Out, Even on Vacation

Beautiful Garden Dining at Cecconi’s Miami Beach

The beautiful garden setting.

Friends were in town from New York recently, and we met them for dinner in the beautiful garden of Cecconi’s Miami Beach. I’ll get back to the dinner in a moment, but let me tell you how refreshing it is that I can make plans with someone three months ago . . . → Read More: Beautiful Garden Dining at Cecconi’s Miami Beach

Is Tourist Season Over Yet?

Ahhh… solitude.

Being a local in Key West in the winter is tough. The local economy depends on tourist season, and that includes people that come to stay for a few days or months, or sail in for a day via cruise ship. Either way, they are here for the warm weather, the sunshine . . . → Read More: Is Tourist Season Over Yet?

Be Happy, Pack Less for a Long Vacation

It’s hard to drag a lot of luggage through a picturesque hill town.

Lack of vacation time in the U.S. makes taking a long trip challenging for most people. Nowadays “vacations” can be two or three days, up to a week. If you are lucky enough to take a longer vacation – two, three, . . . → Read More: Be Happy, Pack Less for a Long Vacation

Things To See and Do: Touring Key West

Come by ship, explore the island.

Among Key West locals, there is a general loathing of cruise ship passengers. They come for a day, drink, and leave. This weekend, I had the opportunity to take some people touring Key West. Yes, they arrived via ship, but they saw more of the island in a . . . → Read More: Things To See and Do: Touring Key West

Expecting Perfection Leads to Disappointment

Any minor flaw is more tolerable with Champagne.

Perfection is overrated. I’ve said it before, and I am saying it now: expecting perfection leads to disappointment. Plus, if you have no mishaps, you likely also have no good stories to share, and where’s the fun in that? Most people get that concept until it . . . → Read More: Expecting Perfection Leads to Disappointment

Do or Don’t? Formal Nights on Cruises

This dress will be coming out on our upcoming cruise. The tuxedo? Probably not.

I was on the phone with a friend last week, talking about my recent blog post: Don’t Dress To Travel, You’ll Spill Your Burrito. While she agreed with my sentiment, and we both decided that looking like a dirty slob . . . → Read More: Do or Don’t? Formal Nights on Cruises

Kinky Boots, Broward Center For The Performing Arts

I LOVE these Kinky Boots!

Last week a friend invited me to see Kinky Boots at the Broward Center. My first reaction was “Yes! Absolutely!“, and that was before I learned that there would be a backstage tour and lunch before the matinée performance.

The event was sponsored by Funding Arts Broward (FAB!), a . . . → Read More: Kinky Boots, Broward Center For The Performing Arts

Calypso Restaurant, Pompano Beach, Florida

I love the array of hot sauces on the table.

The casual, island feel of Calypso Restaurant and Raw Bar is inviting and warm, but it is the food that keeps me coming back. Over sixteen years ago, when FKGuy started a job in Fort Lauderdale, a friend who worked nearby started listing all . . . → Read More: Calypso Restaurant, Pompano Beach, Florida

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