Cuba Day 7: Las Terrazas

Friday, March 3, 2017

On the bus from Las Terrazas.  We had a little extra time before our morning departure, so I started the day with cigar shopping at the Hotel Comodoro…

Read More

Cuba Day 6: Culture and Community

Thursday, March 2, 2017

On the bus in Havana.  Hard to believe that our week here is almost done. We’ve settled into a good traveler routine. Breakfast at the hotel at 8…

Read More

Cuba Day 5: Viñales Valley

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

On the bus from Viñales to Havana Last night we dined al fresco at Opera Restaurante an incredible Italian culinary experience in Havana.  Then we traveled back in…

Read More

Cuba Day 4: Dance and Art

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Started the day with a cold shower. Not unexpected here, but still a bracing way to start the day … and actually a good way to start the…

Read More

Cuba Day 3: Agriculture and Education

Monday, February 27, 2017

From the Hotel Comodoro lobby bar … where the WiFi is … I was up early for the Hotel Comodoro buffet breakfast and to unpack since we’re staying…

Read More

Cuba Day 2: Old Havana

Sunday, February 26, 2017

On the bus in Old Havana.  After breakfast at the Montehabana hotel we took the bus along the Malecon to Old Havana. During our two hour walking tour…

Read More

Cuba Day 1: Boston to Havana

Saturday, February 25, 2017

From the Montehabana hotel in Havana … Fueled by Peter’s Cuban BBQ, Nancy’s incredible chocolate cake, and some potent martinis, we were up early to head to the…

Read More

Cuba: Dulles to Boston

Friday, February 24, 2017

Onboard United 641 to Boston Leaving the unseasonably warm temps of D.C. and flying to New England where there is still some snow on the ground. I’m on…

Read More

Peru Day 10: Lima to DC

Sunday, May 1, 2016

From home. Another great trip with Dr. Craven and the travelers from Milford HS.  Our re-entry to the US goes like this – a bus ride from Puno to…

Read More

Peru Day 9: Back to Lima

Saturday, April 30, 2016

From Lima International Airport.  Today begins the weekend trip home.  Before the bus leaves for the airport there is time for more shopping near Puno’s town square. I…

Read More

Peru Day 8: Uros and Taquile

Friday, April 29, 2016

On board the Nampary on Lake Titikaka.  Day 2 in Puno. At 12,500 feet you definitely feel the high altitude. For as much as I am enjoying the…

Read More

Peru Day 7: Cuzco to Lake Titicaca

Thursday, April 28, 2016

On the bus to Puno.  Today we travel to Puno by bus – An all day road trip with stops along the way. Last night’s late arrival necessitated…

Read More

Peru Day 6: Machu Picchu

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

From the Sanctuary Lodge on Machu Picchu.  Today was a free day to explore Machu Picchu on our own. It’s day two here so we have the routine…

Read More

Peru Day 5: Cuzco to Machu Picchu

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

From the Quila restuarant in Agua Calientes.  Another travel day – this time to get to Machu Pichu.  We’re travelling light and not bringing our big luggage on…

Read More

Peru Day 4: Sacred Valley

Monday, April 25, 2016

From the lobby of the Hotel Prisma.  A long day and an early wake up call tomorrow, so this will be a quick update.  Our second day in…

Read More