Showing posts from January, 2018

Florida in January

Florida in January (DCA-TPA-DCA 18 th - 20 th ) With these frigid temperatures in the DC area and as we wait on our companion pass, we jetted south for a quick beach trip and found roundtrip flights for about 4000 points.   Win! We flew out of National on Southwest at 3pm on Thursday and got to Tampa a little after 5pm. We rented a car for 2 full days for about $200 with unlimited mileage and tolls included and best of all we picked up and dropped it off at the airport which saves on time and is super convenient.   Once we got on the road, we drove 2 hours south to Fort Myers.   We stayed at a Red Roof Inn right on the water.   This was my first time at a Red Roof Inn and I wouldn’t recommend it for a long stay but for one night it was super convenient, clean, and affordable for the beautiful view.   After checking in we went across the street to eat dinner at Sabor de Mexico Restaurant.   It had only been open for a few days but had great reviews so far.   We enjoyed the food.  

The Holy Land

Hello Fellow World Travelers -  I am writing this blog while we are on our first trip of 2018 to Playa del Carmen, Mexico. You will hear more about that trip later. In July of 2017, I took the trip of a lifetime with my family. However, instead of calling it a trip or a vacation, I truly feel it is more appropriate to call it a pilgrimage. My immediate family and some of my extended family went to the HolyLand,  Israel . When we left the United States, we had no idea how this trip would change our lives in every way. The journey was spiritual, motivational, enlightening, and educational. I have been a Christian since I was 10 years old. I have studied the Bible for as long as I can remember. Whenever you read a book, you develop an idea in your mind of what everything looks like. You develop an image of the people, the places, the things in the book. I did that with the Bible and especially the HolyLand. I thought I knew what the Sea of Galilee looked like. I had envisioned th

Our 2017 Travel Year in Review

WOW… What a year! We traveled somewhere almost every month and often more than once in that month. It made for an exciting and adventurous 2017 and we’ve set a goal to continue our monthly travels again in 2018. We love exploring new places and often are in awe of all that God has provided us with here on earth. There is so much to do and see. In January, we went to Florida. My brother and sister-in-law met us there while mom spent some one on one quality time with baby Cash. We went to the gulf coast and visited Sarasota, Siesta Keys, Long Boat key, Santa Ana, and a number of the beaches along the coast up to and including St. Petersburg, Florida. It was lots of fun but we did encounter red tide in Siesta Key and were only able to hang out on the beach for a little while. As we moved up the coast, the red tide got better and we didn’t see dead fish washed up on the shore as much. Siesta Key was by far the most beautiful powdery sand I’ve ever seen. In February, we went to