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Welcome to The New Traveling Empty Nester Website

October 31, 2019 |
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Whoa…Things Look Different! That’s right, friends!  Behind the scenes, along with Gariele over at Dreamworthy Design, I have been working hard to create a website that’s calm, easy to use and very different than anything I’ve had in the past.  This site now features my photography, which I love, while…

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Anthem of the Seas

What to Wear on Anthem of the Seas

June 29, 2019 |
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My husband and I were able to cruise on Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas last fall.  We were having trouble getting our schedules to line up, but we made it work!  Somehow, the stars were aligned in our favor to make it happen.  This was our first time on this class of ship and I was really excited to check to out.

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Great Barrier Reef Heart Reef

Favorite Beach Vacations

May 17, 2019 |
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I recently asked my followers about what kind of content they would want to see from me. More often than not, they wanted to read about beach/ocean travel.  And since that’s right up my alley, I wanted to share the result. I’ve broken down my trips from least expensive to most expensive.

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Disneyland Signature Photo Experience Review

Disneyland Super Special Photo Shoot

May 11, 2019 |
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I had an opportunity to have my own Disneyland Super Special Photo Shoot with the Signature Photo Experience at Disneyland on a recent trip to Los Angeles.  My family and I are huge Disney fans, but I had never heard about this service.  If you want to learn more about it, read on!

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Entrance of Park Hyatt St Kitts

Park Hyatt St Kitts Review

August 31, 2018 |
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I had the opportunity to visit the Park Hyatt St Kitts for a short weekend.  It’s a very new Hyatt in the Caribbean, (one of only six) and was highly anticipated when it opened November 2017.  If you’ve followed me for any length of time, you already know I have a fondness for Hyatt and do hold their credit card.  I was thrilled that the Park Hyatt St Kitts was finally open for reservations.

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GoPro Karma Drone flying over Queen's Bath, Kauai

My Photography Equipment Favorites

May 30, 2018 |
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Want to know about the photography equipment I take with me on my trips? To make it easier to explain, I thought I’d condense it down to one, easy-to-follow blog post, including links to these products. Click on the picture of the product to learn more information about it.

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GoPro Karma Drone footage over Queen's Bath, Kauai

Queen’s Bath, Kauai – GoPro Footage

February 12, 2018 |
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My husband and I hiked to Queen’s Bath while we were on Kauai for his birthday in November.  Kauai is a favorite vacation spot for us and we find ourselves returning time and time again.  It’s unlike other Hawaiian islands, as it is smaller and easier to drive around. 

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barefoot sailing in the Bahamas

Review – Barefoot Sailing, Bahamas

February 5, 2018 |
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On our recent trip to the Bahamas, we really wanted to charter a boat for the just the six of us, rather than deal with large crowds that you can get stuck with on a snorkeling excursion. 

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Park Hyatt Mallorca Cap Vermell Residence

Review – Park Hyatt Mallorca

December 10, 2017 |
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In September, I had an opportunity to stay at the Park Hyatt Mallorca at the end of Megado 2017.  After a whirlwind trip with fellow Megado-ers, ending at the Park Hyatt Mallorca was a welcome ending to an eventful day.

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Front entrance of the Park Hyatt Vienna

Park Hyatt Vienna Review

October 3, 2017 |
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I recently had the opportunity to stay at the Park Hyatt Vienna before attending Megado 2017 in Europe.   I had never been to Vienna before and since I had a few days before Megado started, I wanted to stay in the middle of the action. The Park Hyatt Vienna fit my needs perfectly.

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The Traveling Empty Nester Logo

New Design of The Traveling Empty Nester

September 12, 2017 |
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You may have noticed a few changes to my blog, The Traveling Empty Nester: a new logo, a new look, and feel, a cleaner design.  When I started this blog in January, I wasn’t sure what it would become.  I also wasn’t sure if I would have the time or…

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Hyatt Zilara Montego Bay

Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall Review

August 1, 2017 |
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A couple of weeks ago, my friend and I were able to travel to Jamaica for a long weekend at the Hyatt Zilara.  While it didn’t start off that great, we had a wonderful time and would definitely return.

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