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

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

Bora Bora, French Polynesia – January 21, 2015

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, UAE – November 22, 2011

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

Kruger National Park/South Africa – April 2009

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

Maui, Hawaii – March 3rd – 7th, 2017

Milwaukee, Wisconsin -August 28, 2017

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

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, FloridaSeptember 22, 2013, October 25, 2015

Papeete, French Polynesia – January 24, 2015

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

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

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


Rome, Italy 2018

August 6, 2018

Today we took the shuttle bus to Rome from the port which is about 90 minutes away.  We met up with our relatives for lunch with an amazing view of the Pantheon. After lunch we walked around a bit we visited the Trevi Fountain and a few other fountains. Afterward, we took the shuttle bus back to the ship.

August 23, 2018 – Second time

Today we disembarked from the ship and checked into The Waldorf Astoria Hotel. After we settled in we decided to take a walk around Rome and took a taxi to John’s Aunt Giovanina’s house to have lunch with her and her daughter Gloria and granddaughters Laura and Alessandra. We then we to the hotel to relax before we were going back to her house for dinner. We left their house shortly after dinner we had a big day the next day we were flying home which will take about 14 hours.

Follow us on our journey the next destination is Capri, Italy.

If you would like to see what we ate while in Rome, Italy.

John and Aunt Giovanina
Maria & Aunt Giovanina
Gloria, Giovanina, Laura, John, Maria & Alessandra

Fontana de Trevi – Tevi Fountain

Maria & Aunt Giovanina
John & Aunt Giovanina

The Waldorf Astoria Rome Cavalieri Hotel

Nutella Heaven

Rome, Italy 2012

August 18th – 21st, 2012

Rome is so unique I feel like it’s one big archaeological site. The amazing thing is that they find new sites all the time just by doing new construction or renovations.

It’s so great to walk around you will always run into some cool fountain or new piazza you’ve seen for the first time.

We also have family there so anytime we are in Rome we meet for lunch or dinner or both. It’s always nice to see our relatives. Another favorite thing we love to do is eating lunch across from the Pantheon it has become a tradition for us. The more we come to Rome the more comfortable we become walking around and exploring this fabulous city.

This visit they were clearing the Trevi fountain, and it was blocked by scaffolding so we can’t wait to come back and see it nice and clean.

If you would like to read more about our last trip to Rome and see more pictures click this link to our 2011 trip.

John with our aunt Giovanina who lives in Rome
John with our cousins Laura & Alessandra who live in Rome

John outside of the Colosseum

Spanish Steps

Beautiful gold dome in one of the many churches in Rome

Basilica of Sts. Vitalis
Inside Basilica of Sts. Vitalis

The Pantheon
The Pantheon

Fontana di Trevi – Trevi Fountain
Fontana di Trevi – Trevi Fountain

St. Peter’s Basilica
St. Peter’s Basilica