Naples, Florida

February 14, 2020 – Valentine’s Day gift to ourselves.

A flight on a Ford Tri-Motor. The first commercial airliner. Recall the energy, passion, and excitement of the Roaring ’20s by flying aboard the Ford Tri-Motor. Known as the first luxury airliner, the Ford Tri-Motor redefined world travel and marked the beginning of commercial flight.

If you would like to see what and where we ate while in Naples.

Maria & John
John in the co-pilot seat during the flight

Aerial view of the Ritz Carlton

Panama City Beach, Florida

Sharky’s Beachfront Restaurant

October 26, 2019 – October 28, 2019 

If you would like to see what and where we ate while in Panama City Beach.

Maria & Jennifer
We found WALDO!!!

Jennifer, John, James, Maria, Honey, Joyce & Mason
John, Maria, Waldo & Mason
Honey & Joyce

Ripleys Believe It or Not

St. Augustine, Florida

July 26, 2019 
Today we drove to St. Augustine for one night while we are on our way to New York. We had a great time and this town reminded us of Key West. Good food and good fun!! We had a chance to see the first Ripley’s Believe It or Not.
Follow us on our journey the next destination is Savannah, Georgia

Ripley’s Believe it or Not – The first one they ever opened

Key West, Florida

April 17, 2019 – April 19, 2019 

Our friend Nano has a condo in Marathon which is one of the Keys of Key West. His brother who lives in France was visiting and Nano who lives in Washington State was there so we decided to pay them a visit.

If you would like to see what and where we ate while in Key West.

Maryvonne, Mauricio, Maria, John & Nano

Nano Kayaking

Maria

The Breakers Hotel – Palm Beach, FL

September 22, 2013, October 25, 2015

We love the brunch at The Breakers so every few years we decide to stay there and indulge. The Breakers is a beautiful hotel very elegant, and the people who work there are friendly. They have a bar that is a fish tank which is cool and different.

Hotels We’ve Stayed In :-)

These are some of the fabulous Hotels we were lucky enough spend time in.

**If you would like to skip to any particular area please on the links below.

Amsterdam, Netherlands – April 8-12, 2013

Andasibe, Madagascar – June 15th – 16th, 2016

Anguilla, Caribbean – April 23, 2017

Athens, Greece– August 10th – 13th, 2005,
                                   November 3, 2011,
                                   July 12, 2018

Atlanta, GA – Waldorf Astoria – November 2, 2019 – November 5, 2019 

Bangkok, Thailand – March 30th & 31st, 2014

Bora Bora, French Polynesia – Four Seasons – January 21, 2015

Boston, MA – XV Beacon – October 11, 2019 

Big Island, Hawaii – February 28 – March 2, 2017

Chicago, IL – Peninsula Hotel – August 30, 2017 – September 1, 2017
                            Trump Hotel – March 21, 2019 – March 23, 2019

Cincinnati, Ohio – April 28, 2019 

Des Moines, Iowa – August 23rd – 24th, 2017

Dubai, UAERaffles – November 22, 2011
                            Medinat Jumeirah – September 2, 2019 – September 4, 2019
                            Burj Khalifa-Armani-September 4, 2019-September 6, 2019  
                            Burj Al Arab – September 7, 2019

Eze, France May 27, 2019 – May 29, 2019

Florence, Italy– February 2011

Grand Anse Mahe, Seychelles – June 18th – 22nd, 2016

Grand Rapids, Michigan – April 26, 2019

Huntington, NY – September 2018 

Jerusalem, Israel – July 15, 2018

Johannesburg, South Africa – Intercontinental – September 20, 2019 

Kruger National Park/South Africa – April 2009

Livingstone, Zambia – June 7th – 13th, 2016

Maui, Hawaii – March 3rd – 7th, 2017

Milwaukee, Wisconsin -August 28, 2017

Monte Carlo, Monaco May 23, 2019 – May 27, 2019

Nairobi, KenyaGiraffe Manor – September 8, 2019 
                                    Angama Mara – September 9, 2019 – September 13, 2019
                                    Salas Camp – September 13, 2019 – September 16, 2019

Nashville, Tennessee -May 24, 2017 – May 25, 2017

New Orleans, LA – Ritz Carlton – October 28, 2019 – October 31, 2019 

Newport, RI – Castle Hill – October 9, 2019 
                              The Chanler @ Cliff Walk – October 10, 2019

Oahu, Ko ‘Olina – Hawaii – September 13, 2018 – September 20, 2018
September  14th – 21st, 2013
September 7th – 14th, 2014                                                                                                    September 23rd – October 1st, 2016                                                                                  February 23rd – February 28th, 2017

Oceania Cruises Suites

Palm Beach, Florida – The Breakers – September 22, 2013, October 25, 2015

Papeete, French Polynesia – January 24, 2015

Park City, Utah – September 27, 2016 – September 28, 2016

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania –  August 8, 2019 – August 10, 2019

Rome, Italy – Excelsior Hotel – February 7th – 20th, 2011
                             Ritz Carlton -August 18th – 21st, 2012
                             Waldorf Astoria Rome Cavalieri – August 23, 2018
                             Waldorf Astoria Rome Cavalieri – June 2, 2019 – June 4, 2019

Sedona, AZ – September 27- 29, 2010

St. George, Utah – August 27, 2013 – August 29, 2013

Venice, ItalyFebruary 3rd – 5th, 2011

Zakynthos, Greece -July 7, 2018 – July 11, 2018

Zambia – Royal Chundu – September 17, 2019 – September 20, 2019 

 

St. Petersburg, Florida

October 26, 2018 

Today we decided to take a drive to St. Petersburg to visit a friend of ours.

If you are ever in St. Pete’s make sure you stop and grab a bite to eat at Fresco’s Waterfront Bistro. The food and atmosphere are excellent. Make sure you tell David (The owner) John and Maria Selloni sent you!

Next time you see a Banyan Tree you know what you need to do!
Tarzan

Future Travel Destinations 2

Hurawalhi – Underwater Restaurant in Maldives

Pink Beach – Sardinia, Italy

St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral – Los Angeles, CA

Lake Powell in Arizona

Christmas Farm Inn & Spa – Jackson, NH

Meow Wolf – New Mexico

Tianjin Binhai Library – Tianjin, China

Photo credit: Bing Images

Chambord Chateau in France

Rainbow Mountain in Peru

Volcano Bay Water Theme Park in Florida

Veteran’s Memorial Cemetary

Milan, Italy

Angama Mara – Kenya, Africa

Miracle Garden in Dubai

Bratislava Slovakia 

Torch Lake, Michigan

Castle Hotel in China

Snow Maze in Manitoba, Canada

Avoriaz, France

Hidden Garden in Homestead, Florida

Johnson Springs in Kentucky

Dr. Seuss Exhibit – Boston, Massachusetts

Naples, Florida

March 18, 2016 – Flying the bomber
Today we went to 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.

If you would like to see what and where we have eaten while in Naples.

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