Tell me about your trip of a life time!
It’s partly the anticipation of travel that makes it all so exciting – not so? The images you
create, the foreign sights and tastes you foresee? Once you’ve arrived is almost passive in
its enjoyment as you swiftly appreciate that you are one of a throng of thousands of
tourists all snapping away at the same astonishing
architecture, dodging other people’s selfie sticks, stroking the shirts,
bags, magnets and touristy trinkets which colour the marble-paved squares.
So it helps to do a reality check when you’re there too. Just to be really present in your
new surroundings because before you know, you’re back again.
But travel is essential for it provides perspective on how you live your life, the value of
your relationships, the familiarity and comfort of home and the one thing that puts it all
into context: the realization that even if you had the time and resources to travel to all
the countries in the world on your bucket list, it would all be meaningless if you didn’t
have the anticipation of being reunited with your children again.
Which is exactly why when you DO travel, it’s the most exciting thing on the planet! And
when you combine that with non-stop jazz, well, it’s simply extraordinary!
So, with that bit of reflection done, allow me to share with you a once in a lifetime trip
my hubby and I just returned from.
And for once, I will do away with any more wordy trivia,
because it cannot do it any more justice.
ONE TIP: BEFORE you scroll through the pics, familiarize yourself with just a few of
the jazz legends (65 artists in total!) who accompanied us on the DAVE
KOZ and FRIENDS at SEA Cruise 2017, Venice and BEYOND.
Dave Koz – the most entertaining, energetic, warm, affable man I have yet to meet (Try
the track ‘‘Together Again” which was the one I played over and over
and then googled. The CD that made me book the trip, way back in September 2015),
Rick Braun, Richard Elliot,
Jonathan Butler, Gerald Albright,
Peter White, Vincent Ingala ( the new young hottie from Connecticut)
Sheila E, Valerie Simpson and the list goes on….
and you will get a glimpse, perhaps, of the extent of my 7 day euphoria as we sailed
down the Adriatic Coast, and then cooled off on the cliffs of the Cinque Terre for a few
The pics are not in order. It doesn’t matter.
ENJOY and SHARE with me your OWN story!