Vacation Destinations

Fort Lauderdale

January 26, 2008
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We always enjoy port cities, especially where outdoor restaurants and cafes are warm and inviting during the Chicago winter. Photos

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Las Vegas

December 26, 2007
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Our usual once or twice a year trip to Las Vegas, this time in December. It was our first holiday time trip to Las Vegas, and we were curious as to how in the spirit of the season the place would be. We found pockets of holiday cheer, but for the most part, it was […]

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Baltic Cruise

August 26, 2007
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As part of a Celebrity Century cruise of the Baltic region, we stopped in various ports including Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki, St Petersburg, Tallinn, and Klaipeda.

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Celebrity Cruise Ship Century

August 24, 2007
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In August, 2007 we sailed on the Celebrity Cruise Lines Century on a Baltic cruise. These are photos from the beautiful ship.

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August 16, 2007
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A long weekend in Amsterdam prior to departing on a Baltic cruise. What a great city for food, romance and… uniqueness! There is truly something for everyone in this city. The international assortment of restaurants including availability of rijsttafel, makes this one of our favorite cities. Outside of Indonesia, Amsterdam is the best place for […]

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St. John, USVI

January 26, 2007

January found us in the U.S. Virgin Islands with a week long stay at Caneel Bay Resort in St. John. Caneel Bay Resort is a great place to decompress, especially if you are escaping Chicago in January. The rooms are nice, comfortable, and all walking distance to seven beautiful, but different beaches. Service is excellent […]

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November 26, 2006

We spent our usual pre-holiday weekend in the Orlando area, visiting primarily the Disney World Resorts and the Universal Properties. We always go between Thanksgiving and the Christmas holidays since attendance is low and all the holiday decorations are already up. The only downside is that the weather can be marginal, but this time we […]

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September 26, 2006

Self arranged, self paced touring of Milan, the Lake Como area and the Amalfi Coast. We stayed at some world class hotels, the Park Hyatt Milan, Villa d’Este in Cernobbio, Palazzo Sasso in Ravello and the Four Seasons Milan. We saw some world class sites, such as the Duomo in Milan, the Last Supper, Lake […]

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Las Vegas

August 26, 2006

We can’t get enough of Lady Luck. Of course, Las Vegas continues to be a great destination because of the concentration of musical talent, great restaurants and 24 hour entertainment; then, if you like to gamble, that’s the icing on the cake. We tend to stay at the Bellagio, although we have stayed at just […]

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Mexican Riviera Cruise

February 26, 2006

Our latest cruise left from San Diego and took us to the ports of Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan, Acapulco, Zihuatanejo and Puerto Vallarta. As in previous cruises, we were on Celebrity Cruise Lines, this time on the Mercury. We had sailed the Mercury before, so we knew what to expect and all our expectations were […]

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