Empty Nesters

The nest is never completely empty, it seems.

Why you will love Lake Travis in the Texas Hill Country!

Why you will love Lake Travis in the Texas Hill Country!

My husband and I have visited the Texas Hill Country a few times, and loved it. We plan to spend much more time in the area! Ah, the longer we stayed on Lake Travis in the Texas Hill Country, the more I liked it!  Lakeway is a wealthy, small town with all the amenities, easy […]

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4 of the most Amazing Reasons I go on Citizen Science Trips

4 of the most Amazing Reasons I go on Citizen Science Trips

I participate in Citizen Science trips because I am a big believer in giving back. When we receive a benefit, I believe we should provide a benefit in return somewhere, somehow. Scuba Diving is a passion for me, animals are a passion, and photography underwater is a passion. I love the ocean, the earth, and […]

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Hamilton Pool in Texas is a great place to visit for Empty Nesters!

Hamilton Pool in Texas is a great place to visit for Empty Nesters!

Texas Hill Country is for Empty Nesters! Taking a hike around Hamilton Pool in the Hill Country is fun, and easy! Hamilton Pool is an historic swimming hole, about an hour outside of Austin.  Hamilton Creek empties into the Pedernales River, spilling over limestone outcroppings to create a 50 foot waterfall. In Mexico, this would be known […]

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Dive Days 2 and 3 in Raja Ampat on board The Arenui!

Dive Days 2 and 3 in Raja Ampat on board The Arenui!

Dive days 2 and 3 on The Arenui were spent fighting with my new camera and housing! I had difficulty with color on day 2, which was irritating because we saw an incredible shoal of Humphead Parrotfish and I really wanted the photos to be colorful. Day 3 was a little better in the color […]

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The First Dive Day in Raja Ampat on The Arenui!

The First Dive Day in Raja Ampat on The Arenui!

The first dive day in Raja Ampat on The Arenui! Exciting! The currents were strong as you can see on the video, but it was wonderful. There were 15 divers on the boat and we were split into four dive groups, and each group had a guide. Most divers dive with a guide though there […]

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Enjoy a Day Trip to El Candelaria del Monte outside of Buenos Aires!

Enjoy a Day Trip to El Candelaria del Monte outside of Buenos Aires!

There are several popular day trips out of Buenos Aires, but going to an Estancia, or ranch, is one of the most popular. Maria Corbalan, our custom tour guide, sent us for a day to Candelaria del Monte, a working ranch two hours from Buenos Aires in the Argentine Pampas. The home has 7 guest […]

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Check Out Tigre, a Cool Day Trip out of Buenos Aires!

Check Out Tigre, a Cool Day Trip out of Buenos Aires!

While in Buenos Aires my friend Annie and I were excited to take a day trip to Tigre, a town north of the city. Of course our trip was arranged by the fabulous Maria Corbalan Bespoke Tours. Tigre, a popular town for tourists north of Buenos Aires, is on an island in the Parana Delta. We […]

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Did You Know They Tango at the San Telmo Market in Buenos Aires?

Did You Know They Tango at the San Telmo Market in Buenos Aires?

San Telmo is nothing if not colorful and full of life. What I did not know is that they tango in the marketplace on Sundays! Buenos Aires is the heart and soul of tango. Tango is everywhere! There are tango shows, both large and small, tango clubs, tango lessons, and tango on the street corners. […]

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An Visit to the Exceptional Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires!

An Visit to the Exceptional Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires!

Cemeteries are not usually on my “to visit” list, but there are exceptions, and Recoleta Cemetery is one. Arlington Cemetery, Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah, some of the cemeteries in New Orleans (which I truthfully have never visited) are a few of them. The Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires is definitely an exception, and if you […]

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A Stay at the Fabulous Palacio Duhau-Park Hyatt in Buenos Aires!

A Stay at the Fabulous Palacio Duhau-Park Hyatt in Buenos Aires!

There is no better introduction to Buenos Aires than a stay at the Palacio Duhau, or Park Hyatt Buenos Aires! This 5 Star hotel is located in the Recoleta, an upper end residential neighborhood in the city of Buenos Aires. The Recoleta is known for its elegance, shopping, fine dining, and beautiful European style architecture. It is […]

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