Three Days in Auckland

Earlier this year, my husband and I spent three days in Auckland, New Zealand. If you think that’s too short, you’re right. The sprawling city by itself isn’t as interesting as Wellington; however, Auckland is a good jumping-off point to explore North Island. Most memorable: A day on the island Tiritiri Matangi Best Restaurant for […]

Princeton University and Reunions

We spent a weekend at Princeton University and Reunions in late spring. For Princetonians, every year is a reunion year.  This year, approximately 25,000 alumni, dressed in flamboyant orange-and-black blazers and “beer jackets”, returned to campus.  Tents cropped up with their beer spigots.  At night, bands played into the wee hours.  In order to get into […]

Inaugural Alaskan Cruise for the Norwegian Joy

In early May, I took an Alaska cruise on the Norwegian Joy. My husband and I weren’t always cruise people. But when we decided several years ago to give it a try, we chose Norwegian Cruise Lines most because of its “freestyle dining.” We’ve been hooked ever since. Most Memorable: whale watching; cruising Glacier Bay […]

Wellington New Zealand

My husband and I traveled to Wellington New Zealand for spring break, which was, of course, the country’s early fall. We arrived exhausted but ready to explore. Most Memorable: Eating oysters and drinking champagne on the waterfront Best Food: Logan Brown Most Surprising: The intimate feel of the capitol city Most Disappointing: I wanted to […]

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