My Travel Destinations

When introduced to new people, my friends tend to say “and she travels” which then leads to so many questions.  The most asked  are “Where have you been” wanting to know my travel destinations (of which there are too many to list in a conversation) and “What is your Favorite Place”.  I started this blog, after my Easter Island and Safari trips, to answer the former through stories and photos.  The latter is always the hardest to answer because each place I’ve traveled to, whether good or bad, has it’s own story unique to me that makes it a favorite.  My favorite may not be your favorite and that’s ok – that’s why travel is so great – we each experience it differently adding to the many layers of life experiences.

Asiana approach to ICN windmills
After a very, very long flight, seeing this on the approach to ICN was cool

So where have I’ve been? I often say more countries than states because that’s true.  Below is a list (a work in progress) of where I’ve been – some with stories on the blog, and many more with stories waiting to be told. Do explore the categories or tags for more on the destinations below.  For now, the links are to a few of my favorite posts.

LOVE Park in Philly
I LOVE to travel


 North America

United States:

Philadelphia (born & raised), New Jersey (South Jersey Shore beach vacations), Washington, DC., New York City, Boston, Mystic, Conn., Newport, RI, Orlando (because who doesn’t love Mickey Mouse?), New Orleans, Chicago, San Antonio, Utah (Salt Lake City, Park City, St. George), Las Vegas, Arizona (Tucson, Phoenix, Sedona), Los Angeles, La Jolla, San Francisco, Portland, Ore., Seattle, Alaska Cruise


Toronto (TIFF Film Festival), Vancouver, Montreal


Bahamas, San Juan PR, Barbados, St. John, St. Lucia, St. Kitts, St. Maarten

Tower Bridge London
Tower Bridge London – one of my favorite views in the city


UK (London, Scotland), Ireland (Dublin and other cities), France (Paris, Lyon, Avignon, Arles, Nice), Amsterdam, Italy (infamous bus tour with pensioners all over, Rome, Amalfi Coast, Venice, Milan, Florence, Pisa, Verona, San Marino, Assissi, Sorrento, Positano, Capri, Naples), Czech Republic (Prague, Karlovy Vary), Budapest, Vienna, Greece (Athens, Olympia, Delphi), Malta & the island of Gozo


Baltic Cruise sunset
Baltic Cruise sunset


Baltic Cruise:

Denmark (Copenhagen), Norway (Oslo), Estonia (Tallinn), Finland (Helsinki), Poland (Gdansk), Sweden (Stockholm), Russia (St. Petersburg)

Turkey/Greek Isles:

Istanbul, Kusadasi/Ephesus, Bodrum, Rhodes, Crete, Santorini, Mykonos, Athens


Italy(Venice, Rome, Sorrento/Amalfi Coast), Croatia (Split), France (Nice), Monaco/Monte Carlo, Spain (Seville, Barcelona), Portugal (Lisbon)

Sydney Opera House
Seeing Sydney twice is a dream realized with points


Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Rottnest Island, Cairns, Tasmania (Hobart),

Wine Regions (Margaret River, Yarra Valley, Hunter Valley)

New Zealand

North Island – Wellington

South Island – Christchurch, Franz Josef, Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound, Te Anu, Queenstown, Dunedin

South America

Lima, Santiago, Easter Island

Lion Big 5 animal on safari in South Africa Sabi Sands in Kruger
My first Lion sighting in Sabi Sands on Safari was quite memorable


Botswana (Okavango Delta and Chobe), Zimbabwe (Victoria Falls), South Africa (Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth, Capetown, Safari -Sabi Sands)

Wine Regions

Australia (Margaret River, Yarra Valley, Hunter Valley)

Chile (Santiago) – Carmenere

France (Loire Valley)

South Africa (Stellenbosch, Franschhoek) – Pinotage

Spa Vacations

Miraval – Tucson, Arizona

Red Mountain – St. George, Utah

Film Festivals

Toronto, Avignon, Philadelphia, Tribeca, Karlovy Vary, Locarno

In Transit 

Seoul, Singapore, Tokyo

Chandon winery in Yarra Valley
Chandon winery in Yarra Valley

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