Dateline November 21, 2015: Casa de Campo

In 1975, Janice was a young programmer with Warner Lambert and decided to take a golf vacation.  She stopped at Liberty Travel on Route 4 in Paramus, New Jersey, where they suggested Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic, home of the famous Pete Dye golf course, Teeth Of The Dog.  Casa de Campo la...

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Dateline August 28, 2015: Pinehurst, Niagara on the Lake and Forest ON


Pinehurst is one of the greatest golf destinations in the United States.  it is famous for the golf courses designed by Donald Ross, one of the most famous golf course architects ever.  Ross apprenticed under Old Tom Morris in St. Andrews, Scotland and arrived in the United States in ...

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Dateline August 14, 2015: Summer Travels Begin (Family and Friends)

We have enjoyed a beautiful spring and early summer with family, friends and neighbors in Flagler Beach and the wonderful golf course we play at, Riviera Golf Club (The Riv),  in Holly Hill.  The time came to pick up on our travels.  

We packed the car for out six plus week travels, first desti...

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Dateline: March 2, 2015 – Sydney and then Home in Flagler Beach

With only a few days left on our vacation in New Zealand and Australia, we found an old hotel in Sydney called the Russell Hotel located at the Rocks.

The Rocks:
“Sydney's early convict days live on in the Rocks, a jumble of cobblestone streets and cul-de-sacs just five minutes from Circular Qua...

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Dateline: February 27, 2015: Melbourne to Sydney


We enjoyed our final breakfast at Robinson’s with Stanley saying his good-byes, we packed the car and Paul gave us directions to the M-1. His suggestion was that we go to Metung for the first night. We arrived at a delightful small fishing village, where Paul had spent summers with the fam...

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Dateline: February 22, 2015 – Melbourne – Just a Great City

After that wonderful afternoon with our kangaroo friends at Anglesea Golf Club, we arrived at the Robinsons In The City and were greated by the General Manager Paul Humphries who got us settled into this wonderful boutique hotel.  A little history:

Melbourne was originally a villa...

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Dateline February 26, 2015: The Great Ocean Drive

As we left Port Fairy we knew we were close to starting one of the most beautiful drives in the world, John and Janice had done the drive in 2011, this was Pete and Bunny's first time. There is more to the drive than the fabulous beaches, cute towns and spectacular views of the rocks and cliffs, the...

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Dateline February 18, 2015: Robe and Port Fairy Australia

We drove almost six hours to get to our next destination Robe. It is a quiet fishing village with much history. Robe is one of the oldest towns in South Australia.
Robe is situated on Guichen Bay, about 350km south east of Adelaide. Nicolas Baudin, a French explorer first viewed the bay in 1802...

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Dateline: February 15, 2015 – Kangaroo Island – Meet The Koala

We left the Lambert Estate Retreat headed to Jim and Pam's to purchase some wine for the drive to Sydney. We purchase two bottles each of the unreleased sparkling chardonnay/pinot noir, Thoroughbred Cabernet and Commitment Shiraz. Pam said we needed to take a bottle of the sparkling Shiraz as a ...

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