It should be a no brainer – ALWAYS  get travel insurance/vacation protection. You don’t have to get it from me BUT, you should get it. We have experienced more natural disasters in the last couple of weeks than I can remember in my lifetime. It also seems terrorist attacks on on the rise.  Some

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Categories: Blog | Posted on Sep 12, 2017

Concerns about cruising.

I was just reading an article that was giving reason why NOT take a  cruise. They were the same reason why not go go anywhere, why not leave the safety of your own home. So, I thought I would address the concerns. Many people do not consider there is crime on a cruise ship. I […]

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Categories: Blog | Posted on Aug 21, 2017


I hope you are checking this site – every once in a while especially BEFORE you travel. We are now in phase 4 of the implementation of the REAL ID ACT that congress put into action May, 2005. Phase 4 affects the general public – the ability to fly – ANYWHERE! I have called […]

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Categories: Blog | Posted on Aug 18, 2017

TRIPS FOR 2017/2018 so far…….

TRIPS FOR  2017/2018 Catalina JazzTrax – Oct. 12 – 16, 2017 -From $168 for 5 shows + King deluxe room at Hotel Portofino – $1381.50 for 4 nites Napa Wine Train – Nov. 25 – 27, 2017 $100 pp for train – hotel TBA May 5 – 7, 2018, 2 day cruise from SFO  To […]

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Categories: Blog | Posted on Jul 27, 2017

Day 29 of the 30 day detox

WOW !!! This has been an interesting 29 days. I have done this detox about 5 times , now. Everytime I do it I learn something. I really got to see food differently this time.  For example – after swimming I am totally famished. Luckily, I generally fix enough salad for 3 days. So, when […]

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Categories: Blog | Posted on Feb 18, 2017


It’s time to start planning for – Catalina Jazz Trax on Catalina Island Oct. 12 – 16, 2017 (Thursday – Monday) Cheap seat – $154 – gives you 5 shows – 1 on Friday night 6pm, 2 shows on Sat and Sunday – 12 noon and 6pm. Cheap seats are good seats We had them [&he

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Categories: Blog | Posted on Jan 17, 2017


Thank God  we made it to another year. This is the 3rd year that I have done a 30 day detox for the month of January. I am on day 12th day. So far, so good. The detox product is all vegan based. So, I have a protein shake in the  morning. I choose to […]

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Categories: Blog | Posted on Jan 14, 2017

IMANI – Last day of Kwanza

We had a wonderful time. Minnie West, the Grande Dame Matriarch,  didn’t even come. She was home with a cold. God bless here. I was alarmed that she was not there, after all,  she is just shy of 90 years old (+-).  As soon as I got home I called her. She answered the phone […]

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Categories: Blog | Posted on Jan 2, 2017


December 26 – thru January 1st is Kwanzaa – a week long celebration of our African Heritage, unity and culture. Created by Maulana (aka Ron) Karenga in the 60’s. There are 7 principles of Kwanzaa (perhaps principles of life) as follows: Day 1 – Umoja – Unity Day 2 – Kujicha

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Categories: Blog | Posted on Dec 31, 2016


Boy, did I have a G R E A T time. this was my first time in Catalina for the festival. I am California native from Berkeley. In high school I heard Catalina was the place to go. I’ve been there on cruises but, just made it there for a fantastic 4 days. Ok, so […]

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