Photo of the Week: Cà d’Zan

IMG_2099 Florida, USA

We recently got back from our short vacation and I can’t wait to share some of the places we’ve visited.  One of my favorites was the massive, well-maintained Ringling estate. The beautiful Ca d’Zan was the winter home of the Circus King, John Ringling. The waterfront residence overlooks Sarasota Bay and reminds me of the Doge’s Palace in Venice. Check back next week for more posts from my Florida trip.

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Photo of the Week: Duomo

IMG_0099Florence, Italy

This week I am reminiscing back to 10 years ago when we visit Florence on our VERY  first trip abroad.  I remembered falling head over heels in love with this city standing on top of the Campanile di Giotto.  From the bell tower, you can see the tiny people atop of the famous Duomo and the rest of the city spread out below. 

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Photo of the Week: Upcoming Trips

IMG_2951New York, USA

I know it’s been quiet on here lately.  It’s because I’ve been taking a much-needed break after the massive New Zealand share, but also because I’ve been taking my time figuring out our travel plans for the rest of the year.  Admittedly, we’re dragging our feet with our plans; and since we didn’t have a clear idea on where we wanted to go, we decided to just let it play out as the year goes on.  That’s how we ended up spending Memorial day right here in New York City.

But now I am excited to share with you that we have it all figured out, at least the travel part. First up, we are heading to Florida later this month for a work conference, but coupling it with a few extra days in Siesta Key, rated as the number one beach in the USA! After that, we’re flying over to British Columbia for a few days on a cottage trip with the family over July 4th.  Then we will be in Scotland, and finally Bali towards the end of the year.  It’s going to be a busy second half of 2017 and I can’t wait to share all about our trips with you!

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Photo of the Week: Blossom

IMG_3150New York City, USA

It’s Memorial Day weekend, and somehow we found ourselves without any travel plans.  This is pretty rare since as you know, we usually plan our travel to coincide with national holidays to maximize our work vacation days.  Seeing as how we are in the city on this gorgeous weekend, we decided to do some of the things we don’t normally do – like go boating in Central Park, and visit the Brooklyn museum.  Sometimes it’s nice to play tourist in your own city.  

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Photo of the Week: Sunday Afternoon

IMG_2096New York City, USA

It’s been raining here a lot lately, so when there is a sunny afternoon, I try to spend it outdoors. I’ve got to bask in that warm sun whenever I can, right?  My favorite hangout in our neighborhood is undoubtedly Riverside Park. Here you’ll find lots of people running, bike riding, or just relaxing on the park benches.  I usually grab a book, my headphones, and enjoy a few hours in the park.

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Photo of the Week: Cliff of the Dawn

IMG_2724Isla Mujeres, Mexico

A few years ago we visited Isla Mujeres, a tiny island about 10 miles off of the coast of Cancun, Mexico.  During our stay, we rented a scooter to ride around and explore the area.  One of our favorite places was Punta Sur,  the easternmost point in Mexico where the rising sun first touches Mexican soil each day. Here you’ll find a Mayan temple sitting on a jagged cliff rising out of the turquoise water.

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Trip Report: New Zealand

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It’s not an exaggeration to say that New Zealand is without a doubt the most beautiful country I have ever been to! This incredibly diverse country has it all – mountains, forests, lakes, volcanos, fiords, beaches,  and the list goes on and on.  All of this nature can be easily accessed by well maintained hiking trails found throughout the country. Continue reading

Photo of the Week: Beach Front

IMG_2566Nungwi, Zanzibar

This was the scene during our morning walks on the beach of Nungwi, a small fishing village in the north of Zanzibar.  White sandy beaches, clear blue water, and swaying palm trees made up the idyllic scenery.  From the shore, you can see the Dhow – traditional fishing boats, getting some much needed repair before they head out to sea again.

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Eating in New Zealand

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One of my all time favorite things about travelling is the food!  I am always excited to try exciting new flavors, cuisine, and fresh local produce. New Zealand is not only known for their unbelievable natural scenery, Lord of the Ring movies, and a massive population of sheep, but also their amazing food.  Their cuisine is an interesting mix of Polynesian, Asian, and European flavors.

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Photo of the Week: Sakura

IMG_2003Brooklyn, USA

My parents came over to visit this past week and we went to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden to see the cherry blossoms.  Even though we were not there during the Sakura Festival, the park was still full of people out enjoying a beautiful spring afternoon. The promenade of cherry trees in full bloom is  sight to behold.  They even insisted on taking a few selfies in front of the delicate flowers. I managed to sneak in a picture of them while they were doing it. 

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