Category Archives: Vacations



Over the last few years,  my wife and I have been traveling a lot more than, well, than before we both retired and became empty-nesters.

In the course of these travels, we have stayed in quite a number of hotels, and in this post I will share with you the delights and mostly frustrations we have encountered with various hotels along the way.


Of necessity, any grade I give a hotel will be subjective. But it will be my best considered opinion, and I will have good reasons for giving a hotel a grade of A, or B, or C, or even down to F. Continue reading Hotels

Vacation Travelogue – September 2016

vacation-map-sep-16For the first time in years, actually decades, my wife and I finally took a real vacation. Sure, we’ve done lots of travel over the years, but in these days of widely dispersed families, pretty much all our non-business travel has been to go visit family.

Not that there’s anything wrong with visiting family. We love them, and we love visiting them. But visiting family really cannot be considered as a “real” vacation.

This posting is the central index for a series of six other postings that relate our travelogue of this vacation, including both stories and images from this trip. Continue reading Vacation Travelogue – September 2016