Bermuda

November 11, 2017

Today we flew to Bermuda and settled into our hotel once again a Hilton Timeshare RCI property and it could’ve been a little nicer it’s just not up to par.  They didn’t give you a shampoo or conditioner and the bar of soap they give you is really small and you only get one for the shower and for the sink.

The place was called St. George’s Inn. The cottage was nice the view was great, but the internet was an issue. While we are away we are still working so I desperately need a good internet connection. After settling in, we had to get ready to go to dinner. We took a taxi which cost us $50 each way to the Barracuda Grill. I ordered the goat cheese, and roasted beets appetizer and the suckling pig roast for my entree and John had foie gras and rockfish for dinner. The food was delicious!

November 12, 2017
Today we decided to walk into town to grab some breakfast.  We found this place called GoJo’s Coffee House, and we ate a Tomato, Avocado & Bacon sandwich which was amazing.  Afterward, we hired a tour guide for the whole day to take us around to see the island. We were lucky we got the most delightful tour guide. Her name was Gloria she took us around the entire Island. It was great because she knows everybody on the island, so we got 5-star treatment everywhere we went. We started out with a tour of crystal caves. They were utterly breathtaking. One of the great things about visiting in the offseason is that all our pictures and places we visited were mainly empty. The next stop on today’s tour was Gibbs Hill Lighthouse which has 185 steps which we climbed and were able to go outside and take panoramic pictures of Bermuda. Afterward, Gloria took us to Elbow Beach Hotel, and we had a delicious lunch at Mickey’s Beach Bistro. I ordered the Penne Bolognese which was out of this world and John ordered the Tuna wrap which was good as well.

After a 7 hour tour, we went back to our hotel and relaxed a bit before getting ready for dinner. We walked to Wahoo and had a great meal. I ordered the wiener schnitzel, and John ordered the fish three ways (grilled snapper, broiled wahoo & seared rockfish)

November 13, 2017
Today we got a taxi to take us to The Hamilton Princess Hotel to pick up the Twizy once we rented it we drove to the dockyard and ended up purchasing two handmade bowls from Jon Faulkner Pottery. Afterward, we needed to park the Twizy to charge the battery, so we decided to have lunch at Swizzle Inn which was ok. Later we drove back to the hotel and relaxed the rest of the evening in our cottage.

November 14, 2017
Today we got into the Twizy again (which by the way is uncomfortable), and we drove to St. David’s Island and walked around, took a bunch of pictures. We then drove to The Loren Hotel and had lunch while we charged it up. I ordered the Caprese panini (which was flavorless), and John had turkey club. After lunch, we drove to our cottage and relaxed until we had to get ready for dinner. Tonight we ate at Griffins which is in our hotel. I ordered the Bermuda Fish Chowder, and The Ribeye steak and John ordered the Seafood crepe and Tagliatelle sirloin. Dinner was delicious!

November 15, 2017
Today we took a ride to St. Catherine’s Fort and then drove the Twizy back to The Hamilton Princess Hotel and dropped it off. We then walked to the Harbourfront Restaurant for lunch. I ordered the Dim Sum Dumplings as an appetizer and Roasted half chicken for my entree and John ordered the escargot as an appetizer and had the special of the day which was a sea bass dish. The food was fantastic we loved everything we ordered.

After lunch we took a cab back to our hotel which is located in St. George’s and we decided to take a walk to visit St. Peter’s Church and The Unfinished Church we had a late lunch, so we decided to stay in and eat a few leftovers we had.

November 16, 2017
Today we rented a scooter and rode to St. David’s Lighthouse, and we went back to St. David’s Island to take better pictures because the other day it was cloudy. Afterward, we had lunch at Rosewood Tucker’s Point Restaurant called The Grille Room. I ordered the Grille Bolognese and John had the Spaghetti Carbonara. After lunch, we decided to visit Warwick Long Bay Beach, Stonehole Bay Beach and Horseshoe Bay Beach. We walked along all the beaches to see all the little alcoves. We went back to the hotel and relaxed a bit before getting ready for dinner at Tom Moore’s Tavern. I ordered the escargot, and stuffed quail and John had foie gras and salmon. The service and the food were great.

November 17, 2017
Today we returned the scooter and just walked around and found a cute little breakfast spot called Mama Angie’s Coffee Shop and we both had a delicious BLT. Afterward, we just walked around town and checked out some of the stores. We also got a chance to see the 18th-century re-enactment show that they put on twice a week check out the video below.

The only complaint I have with the St. George’s Inn was that after we checked out of our cottage and asked the front desk to keep our luggage in a room for a few hours.  They left our bags outside on the side of the building where NOBODY would be able to see if someone walked off with it.

Our unattended luggage

Crystal Caves

The Loren Hotel
John

Maria

Maria at Gibb’s Hill Lighthouse
Gibb’s Hill Lighthouse

Lighthouse Bulb

Heydon Trust Chapel
Maria & John

Somerset – Smallest Drawbridge in the World

Maria & John

The Flatts

Twizy

Fort St. Catherine

Veteran’s Memorial
Poppy wreaths

St. Peter’s Church in St. George’s

My view while working
St. David’s Lighthouse

John
Maria

Pretty pond at the Rosewood Golf Course

Passion Flower Parfum
Our farewell Dark & Stormy at the airport bar

I know, I know too many pictures of myself – I loved my outfits so I decided to post them.

Naples, Florida

March 18, 2016 – Flying the bomber
Today we went to the Naples, Florida airport where they had a few retired military planes, and we got a chance to fly in one which was great. John and I are HUGE supporters of our military.

John

Maria & John

Our pilots and crew 🙂 – Maria & John

Hayes Hall – ArtisNaples.org concert hall had an art exhibit which was amazing. Philip Haas: The Four Seasons

 

Athens, Greece (2005)

August 10th – 13th, 2005

This trip was my mom, and we visited Athens, Greece we decided to walk around the Acropolis of Athens and take pictures. I wish the pictures were better, but that was a long time ago my camera is much better now. The only problem is that there are a lot of people visiting currently, so it’s impossible to get pictures without crowds of people.

I had a great time with my mom in Greece we went to visit the rest of our family in Kalo Nero, Messinia but unfortunately, I don’t have any pictures we will have to go back so that we can have some pictures of my aunts, uncles and all my cousins.

Changing of the guards at the Acropolis of Athens

Parthenon

Maria and her mom Georgia
Parthenon
Maria

Maria

Erechtheion

Theatre of Dionysus
Odeon of Herodes Atticus Theatre
Syntagma Square

Future Travel Destinations

These pictures are from other peoples Instagram and Facebook posts. Unfortunately, they are old, so I don’t remember whose they were. Going forward I will give credit to the photographer.

Kayak through glacier lakes

Manatee Springs State Park

Photo Credit – www.floridahikes.com

Wild horses sunbathing on Assateague Island in Maryland

Plunge pool in Santorini Greece

Greek Orthodox Monasteries in Meteora, Greece

Photo credit – www.greekgateway.com

Coron Island in Palawan, Philippines

Photo credit – www.worldfortravel.com

The Devil’s Bathtub in Scott County, Virginia

Havasupai Falls in Supai, Arizona

Photo credit – Business Insider

Giraffe Manor in Nairobi

Santa Claus House – North Pole, Alaska

Ambergris Caye, Belize

Photo Credit: © (с)Scott E. Allen

Apulia, Italy

Photo Credit: © (с)Davide Tornese

Bangladesh

Photo Credit: © (с)Saad Rahman

Busa, South Korea

Photo Credit: © (с)Colin Jones

Jose Ignacio, Uruguay

Photo Credit: © protothema

Koh Rong, Cambodia

Photo Credit: © thousandwonders

Kep, Cambodia

Photo Credit: © (с)Antoine Lanne

Myanmar

Photo Credit: © rsaa

Phu Quoc, Vietnam

Photo Credit: © (с) Javi Stolz

Salinas Grandes, Argentina

Photo Credit: © llamatravelblog

Sofia, Bulgaria

Photo Credit: © (с)Aleksasho

York, Great Britain

Photo Credit: © (с)Lev Tsimbler

Banff National Park, Canadian Rockies

Photo Credit: © (с)mydestinationguide

Chureito Pagoda, Japan

Photo Credit: © (с)mydestinationguide

Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park in Gansu Province, China

Photo Credit: © (с)canyouactually_travel

Rakotzbrucke, Germany

Photo Credit: © (с)travels.art

Naica Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico – Cave of Crystals

Photo Credit: © (с)allworld4u

Maranhenses National Park – Brazil’s Sand Dunes

Photo Credit: © (с)chris_cgo

General Carrera Lake – Lake Buenos Aires

Photo Credit: © (с)culturetrip

Lake Sørvágsvatn/Leitisvatn in the Faroe Islands

Photo Credit: © (с)instagood

Tianzi Mountain, China

Photo Credit: © (с)tentree

Hitachi National Park, Japan

Photo Credit: © (с) travellingontheearth

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, Vancouver Canada

Photo Credit: © (с) curiocityvancouver

Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland

Photo Credit: © (с) myinstascotland

Chateau de Marqueyssac, France

Photo Credit: © (с) stassy_inspiration

Vatnajokull Glacier Cave – Iceland

Photo Credit: © (с) discoveryaus

Lofoten Islands – Norway

Photo Credit: © (с) elijackson

Perito Moreno Glacier – Argentina

Photo Credit: © (с) serendipity_almaviajera

Shincheng China – Underwater City

Photo Credit: © (с) escapegameleeds

Ellora Caves, Maharastra India

Photo Credit: © (с) passport_full_of_memories

Mont Saint-Michel – Normandy, France

Photo Credit: © (с) beautifuldestinations

Haiku Stairs – Oahu, Hawaii

Photo Credit: © (с) worldtrails

Aescher, Inner-Rhoden, Switzerland

Photo Credit: © (с) kambu_ru

Huacachina – Ica, Peru

Photo Credit: © (с) planete3w

Lake Hillier Esperance

Photo Credit: © (с) lafalci

Falu, Sweden

Photo Credit: © (с) fitnessgirlsmotivation

Bruges, Belgium

Photo Credit: © (с) mydestinationguide

Indonesia

Photo Credit: © (с) mydestinationguide

Bali, Indonesia

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Budapest, Hungary

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Samoan Islands

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Dhiffushi Island, Maldives

Photo Credit: © (с) mydestinationguide

Moscow, Russia

Photo Credit: © (с) mydestinationguide

Mosaic Tile House in Venice, California

Lake Powell in Utah

Reflection Canyon and Navajo Mountain after Sunset Lake Powell Utah picture taken from Google Images

Eco Bamboo Home – Offgrid Life Airbnb in Bali

Photo Credit: © (с) cumacevikphoto

Melbourne, Florida

March 01, 2016 – Daytime Air Show, March 02, 1026 – Nighttime Air Show
Show at Melbourne International Airport – Our friend Jerry from New York was visiting so we decided to take him to an air show which we love, and it was once again amazing.

While we were at the Air show they had a Ferrari that you could take a ride in for $150 so we decided to buy a ride for this young man Named Justin that was there. He loved it!!!

Nantucket, Massachusetts

August 03, 2010 
Today John surprised me by chartering a private jet that Vanna White used to own and proposed to me on the plane before we took off for Nantucket, Massachusetts. We got a day room at The Jared Coffin House which was a charming Bed & Breakfast. We grabbed a bite to eat at The Rose & Crown Pub. After exploring the island and having a nice lunch and a great dinner at The White Elephant which was fabulous we headed back to the airport and flew back to NY. It was a fantastic day. I’ve never been on a private jet, and I can tell you this much I loved it loved it I can get used to that kind of life.

August 19, 2013
John and I decided to charter the same private jet that Vanna White used to own once again and took our friends and my mother in law to Nantucket. We got a day room at The Jared Coffin House and had lunch at Cru Oyster Bar, and we had a fabulous lobster roll and then walked around town until we had to go back to the hotel to get ready for dinner. We had dinner at a small restaurant (I forgot the name of it) and headed to the airport to fly back to NY.

John
Maria
Maria & John
John
Maria
Maria
Maria at the White Elephant
John at the White Elephant

Our friend Jerry & John
Maria
John
Jerry & John
My Mother in law Kay & John
Maria, Kay & John

Maria & John
Maria

Fort Pierce, Florida

We own a condo in Ft. Pierce so here are a few pictures of that area. One great thing about Fort Pierce is that the Navy Seals started there so make sure you check out the Navy Seal Museum.

Our view from our master bedroom in our condo
Nasa missile launch

Picture of lighting that I took from our deck

Our Visit to the Navy Seal Museum

August 13, 2016 
John and I are huge supporters of our military and this museum is an excellent one to visit.

The house where Bin Laden was hiding in Packistan