Tag: Christmas

Key West for Christmas

La Mer Bed and Breakfast, a part of the Southernmost Hotel, mixes holiday charm with tropical style. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

Leave Your Boots and Mittens at Home This Holiday Season Dreaming of a bright Christmas? Consider a trip to Key West to get a warm holiday fix.   ~Advertisement~ ~Advertisement~ Love the Florida Keys? You might like these posts: Biscayne,…

Cold Spring for the Holidays

Cold Spring, N.Y. on a snowy day Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

I could make myself crazy going to five different stores to get all of the ingredients for a homemade bûche de Noël along with coffee, after-dinner liqueurs, everything for a very-vegetable Christmas dinner, plus appetizers, snacks, bread for sandwiches afterward—or…

There Really Is a Bürgermeister

Not speaking German, my only knowledge of the word bürgermeister stemmed from Christmas special from my childhood, Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town (1970). Thanks to a walking tour of Hamburg, I now understand that bürgermeister essentially means mayor. I…

Boscobel for the Holidays

Planning to stay for a few days at the Hudson House Inn in Cold Spring, the Brawny Sherpa and I stop on a snowy Wednesday at Boscobel, an historic house in nearby Garrison. It’s the perfect time for a visit…

Tis the Season for Reflection

Another year, not enough travel! I’d hit the road all the time if my checkbook would let me. But I am grateful for all of the places I have been so far and to have goals about where I want…