Oh the places I've been...

Anyone who says that it's too late to change or they are too old to try something new; never met me! The second half of my life is when the real adventures began. I don't want to take anything away from the first half..especially my three daughters Rachel, Erica, and Alyssa, however the last few years are where I really started living! So this is where I begin, literally and figuratively with my stories and pictures.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Memories of May

May is almost always my time to venture Europe along with all of the other tourists! This May I'm in the States because Rachel is getting married! Venice is a spot I've enjoyed (of course with the rest of beautiful Italy) many times. Last year I had the opportunity to visit Lake Como and the Amalfi Coast two places I highly recommend. Did you know that Italy is the most visited country in the world? I can vouch for why it is a must have on your travel bucket list. If you should happen to find yourself in Tuscany there is an American cemetery outside Florence that you absolutely must take the drive to see- bring tissues it is a very emotional visit to see the final resting ground of those that lost their lives in WWII and their families decided to leave them to rest on the beautiful countryside of Italy. I chose a few photos to entice you to visit one of my favorite destinations- Italy!





Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Havana Cuba

There is a lot to say about Havana- what I would give to have seen this amazing place in its hayday! The architecture is reminiscent of a European style - if you can look past the crumbling poverty and disrepair the beauty is extraordinary. The pride of the Cuban people is evident whether in the barrios or in the city proper. Also prevalent is the poverty, the food shortages, and the lack of financial infrastructure. Despite all of this Havana gets a A rating from this traveler! For me it was the Latin India- a cacophony of sounds ( wonderful Afro-Caribbean ) and sights to delight anyone that appreciates history, architecture, and music. Looking to return sometime soon. Please look at the photos that I’ve added to my gallery and will continue to update all week. www.cinsationaljourney.com

Friday, March 23, 2018

Sunsets on Clearwater beach are always an event- the skies rarely disappoint! Even when the sky is clear and the sun just seems to melt into the Gulf the "after sky" will always bring joy to those who wait. Go by ferry and walk the marina before stepping onto the pearl white sandy beaches ranked #1 by Travel Advisor- Clearwater Beach! #sunsets, #clearwaterbeach, #birds, #pier60





Tuesday, March 20, 2018



2018 CinsationalJourney #1 Cambodia and Vietnam

January 2018
Asia is a wonderful continent filled with beautiful people, places, and delicious food! I like to spend January there because the temperatures are fairly pleasant versus the summer months with brutally hot temps and monsoon rains. This year my travels took me to Cambodia and Vietnam. After what felt like Rip Van Winkle could have had a good long nap of air travel I finally reached Phenom Phen. The big draw to Cambodia of course is the amazing Angkor Wat and Angor Thom in Siem Reap. (see photo)
On to Vietnam and the first stop was Saigon or Ho Chi Minh City (current) where the organized chaos of scooter traffic can only be described in a photo (please look)!My tour took me to Hoi An, Hue, Halong Bay, and finally Hanoi. The history of both of these countries is quite astounding. Viet Nam was the jewel of Indo China with over four thousand years of history! The last thousand years they have been at war with someone almost making the "American" war only a blip in time. Not to minimize the losses on both sides, American and Vietnamese, it is remarkable how they have managed to recover and really have a place on the world map! (check the label in that shirt your wearing- likely made in Vietnam)
March 2018
Next stop Havana! (While the embassy is still open)

Sunday, February 3, 2013

India 2013







India has been described as "an assault on the senses" for all of its amazing sights, sounds, and smells. This year I went to a new state (for me) Gujurat, specifically, Ahmedabaad. Here I experienced the annual Kite Festival. This was an amazing opportunity to stay with wonderful new friends and become indulged in a series of life altering events..music, thousands of kites, fireworks, and dance..not to mention new food options and just an awesome time! Here are some of my favorite photos from my stay.