A little about us :-)

Maria & John

My husband John and I are very fortunate to be able to travel the world the way we do. My father in law passed away at the age of 54 and never left New York. John decided that he would try and travel as much as he can before time passes us by and who am I to stop him (lol) so here we go!

We have been to 80 countries on six continents and 39 states in North America, and we are just getting started. Some of the posts are out of date order I apologize in advance. I also wanted to add that this website has become as busy as having a second job and that’s why it seems as if a 10-year-old is the writer.

If you have any questions, comments or would like suggestions, please shoot me a message. Enjoy reading while we continue to explore this amazing world we live in.

If you would like to get in touch with us please feel free to send an email to MariaSelloni@gmail.com or PassportsOverloaded@gmail.com.

Cheers!

Maria & John
Maria & John – with our good friends Mariya & Nano Lopez
Maria & John – with our good friends Mark & Margaret
Maria & John – with our good friends Adrian & Irene
Our good friends Keith & Kerrie
Our good friends Ozzie, Erica and their daughter Emma
Our good friends Avin & Lindsy
Maria & John
Maria & John – with our good friend Yvonne Blount Alciatore
Maria & John
Maria & John – with our cousins Keith and Terry
Maria & John
Maria & John
Maria & John – with our good friend The Frogman Tim Cotterill
Maria & John – Christmas in Florida
Maria & John
Maria & John
Maria & John
Maria & John – A cool tintype picture taken of us
Maria  & John in Times Square
Maria & John
Maria & John in Disneyworld 2009
Maria & John in Costa Rica 2011

Our plane tickets from October 2008 until December 2017
Our key cards from October 2008 until December 2017 – One card per hotel

Freeport, Bahamas

May 19, 2018

Today we had an excursion to go and hang out with dolphins. It was a really memorable experience that I highly recommend. We got a chance to take a picture and interact with them. They are so smart I was shocked at how much they knew.

If you love food check out what we ate while cruising around the Bahamas http://stomachsoverloaded.com/2018/05/oceania-cruises-cuba-cruise/

 

My sophisticated husband John
Maria & John
John & Maria
Obama (Sidney) & Maria
Sharon, Sidney & Maria

 

Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

May 16, 2018 

Today we start out our tour with a trip to San Pedro de la Roca Castle Santiago de Cuba which was a great fort. We had a chance to see these women performing. I have a video of their performance down below. The next stop was a visit to the San Juan Hill and the Cathedral Santiago de Cuba. We also got a chance to see a local dance group perform as well. Once again videos are down below.

Follow us on our journey the next destination is Freeport, Bahamas.

If you love food check out what we ate while cruising around in Cuba http://stomachsoverloaded.com/2018/05/oceania-cruises-cuba-cruise/

San Juan Hill

Cathedral of Santiago de Cuba

John, Maria, GM Guiseppe Bagnoti, Ann, Jane & Juan Carlos

Cienfuegos, Cuba

May 15, 2018

Today we drove to Our Lady of Jagua which is a fortress that was built in the 18th century. After a brief visit to the fortress, we saw local performers. Please scroll down below to see some of the videos from the performance.

After the performance, we stopped at a local restaurant and had a quick bite to eat. The food was delicious!

Follow us on our journey the next destination is Santiago de Cuba, Cuba.

If you love food check out what we ate while cruising around in Cuba http://stomachsoverloaded.com/2018/05/oceania-cruises-cuba-cruise/

Our Lady of Jagua Fortress

Havana, Cuba

May 12, 2018

Today we arrived at the Port of Havana. The first thing John and I both noticed was how dirty the water was. It was full of oil it looked like black mud. The first thing we drove by was the American Embassy with all the famous flagpoles in front of it. There were no flags blocking it, but the poles were all there. We then drove about 3 hours to the Vinales Valley and visited the home of a cigar farmer and got a cache to see him roll a cigar which was pretty cool. The next stop was the Mural de la Prehistoria and took a few pics of the big mural.

The coolest part of being in Havana was the World Famous Tropicana show. If you are planning on going to Cuba make sure you purchase the tickets ahead of time.

May 13, 2018 

Today we had another tour scheduled the first stop was a visit to the Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabana Fort and walked around that for about an hour the last stop on the long tour day was the El Cristo de la Habana Statue.

Follow us on our journey the next destination is Cienfuegos, Cuba.

If you love food check out what we ate while cruising around in Cuba http://stomachsoverloaded.com/2018/05/oceania-cruises-cuba-cruise/

Cigar Rolling

Cigar seeds

Mural de la prehistoria

El Cristo de La Habana

John & Maria

Iceland

April 26th – May 1st, 2018

Our hotel was Konsulat in Reykjavik. The hotel was newly renovated, and it was lovely. We met our friends Avin & Lindsy who are from Indiana but live in Florida now. They stayed there three years ago for one month, so it was nice being there with them because they knew all the hot spots. The names of the towns and restaurants are very long and complicated, so I will do my best to give as many details in the photos as possible. One thing that you will find in Iceland is that there are no shortages of waterfalls. The weather seems to be dodgy you will have 50/50 chance of rain or shine. The one thing I didn’t like was how cold it was while we were there it was their summer. Our first stop which is a MUST is a visit to the Blue Lagoon. It was a great experience.

If you love food and would like to see the delicious food we ate while in Iceland click the link  http://stomachsoverloaded.com/2018/05/iceland/

Blue Lagoon
Blue Lagoon Silicone Mask

Lindsy and Avin

Gullfoss
Gullfoss
Kerid Crater

Maria, Lindsy, Avin & John

Lindsy, Maria and our new friend Madeline (We named her)
John, Maria, Avin & Lindsy
Avin, Lindsy, Maria & John

Seljalandsfoss
Seljalandsfoss

Skogafoss
Skogafoss

Kirkjufjara Beach
Kirkjufjara Beach
Reynisfjara Halsanefshellir

Sunset view of NYC – Our flight from NY to Florida
Sunset view of NYC – Our flight from NY to Florida