My Best Life

July 2022 makes it almost a year since my last post. What a year of blessings it’s been. After the Covid isolation, we were able to enjoy a visit from my parents who traveled in from Portugal for an extended eight-week visit. My brother’s fiancée also arrived from UK and we gathered everyone together on … More My Best Life

São Miguel Island

A nature-lover’s paradise, mystical, mountainous, volcanic, blessed with wild beaches, ocean cliffs, thermal springs, rolling green pastures and many, many happy cows. This is the Azores, a group of Portuguese islands referred to as Europe’s Hawaii. The islands are in the Atlantic Ocean about 2.5 hours from the European Continent, and about 4.5 hours from … More São Miguel Island

First Time Cruiser

Wasn’t sure what to expect from my first cruise, but had a great time! I was joined last week on the seven night Royal Caribbean cruise aboard Oasis of the Seas by 20+ other members of the family. The cruise was a treat from my father-in-law and step mother-in-law, who invited all of their kids … More First Time Cruiser

Niagara-on-the-Lake

Known as “The prettiest town in Canada”, Niagara-on-the-Lake (NOTL for short) is about a 20 minute drive from the world-famous Niagara Falls. Its beauty and charm did not disappoint. With its location on the shores of Lake Ontario, and the Historic Old Town lined with trees, an abundance of flowers, and quaint buildings it has … More Niagara-on-the-Lake

Newport, RI

There’s something for everyone in the little town of Newport. From foodies to history lovers to couples looking for a destination wedding venue, it can be found in this seaside Rhode Island area. Well-known for the Gilded Age mansions perched along the cliffs of Easton Bay, Newport also offers an old colonial feel with pre-revolutionary … More Newport, RI