It’s 2018 already and I can’t believe it! 2017 was a very busy year for me! This is my fifth year that I have been doing a photo journal/blog of my travels! Last year I went all out and changed everything about my blog. That is what you are looking at now! However, I had so many interesting travel posts on my previous blog that it is still available too, although I no longer post there. There are lots of adventures and countries on that blog as well and they are all different from what I have posted on this blog. We keep adding new spots each year!  The old blog is HERE if you would like to check that out as well!

This year my hubby and I changed our travel plans up a bit and went on our first cruise ever! We did it in the most grandiose way, traveling on the new Explorer ship from the Regent Seven Seas Line, which is the only 6-star fleet!  We started our cruise in the UK again, but in a new spot for us and traveled to France, Spain and Portugal.  We had such a fabulous time that we are doing another cruise this year!  We will be traveling to 11 countries in 21 days!  Wow!  We are very excited about this cruise and I will be documenting all of it!  We have traveled in 24 countries now!  I am glad we take so many photos, we average 4000 per trip. We have discovered so many interesting things as well, and I am sure I will always cherish keeping the photos and writing about our adventures. It is so easy to forget exactly what you have seen!

Another new first for me will be taking all my photos on my iPhone from now on.  Last year I discovered it was just so much easier to deal with.  I took my camera, lens, chargers, etc. and never took them out of their cases on the cruise.  Since we scuttled along at such a quick pace and had “heads and bodies” to contend with it was just easier to click and move on!  I think my photos didn’t suffer either!  So, this year I will be traveling with less photo stuff!

My ABOUT has remained the same. I still love the same ol’ stuff!  But, I have a new passion!  I am an avid wogger/jogger.  I don’t run.  After all, I am 70! And, I don’t want to injure myself and not be able to travel!  I average 7-8 miles a day and do many virtual miles with YES.FIT.  If you are thinking of a way to get your fanny off the couch, this may be for you! I accepted the challenge to do 2018 miles in 2018 as well!

Enjoy 2018!

My previous ABOUT  is still true! It reads…………..

I have been traveling extensively for over twenty-five years and have learned a lot along the way! My suggestions for lodging, restaurants, activities, etc. are my own. I am not paid by anyone to offer a review. If I like a place, I will tell you. Great travels to you!

1. I am a retired registered nurse.   I worked for Flying Nurses……and that’s when I got the traveling bug. During my career I rotated to a critical care hospital in a different location every thirteen weeks with Flying Nurses.

2.  My husband is a Naval Aviator and traveled the world. (He retired from the USMC after 24 years) We both love going to new places and old places too for that matter!

3. When we retired I got to pick wherever I wanted to live.  I picked North Carolina so I would never have to shovel snow again.

4. I love cappuccino, mocha, espresso or plain ol’ black coffee any time of the day or night. (A holdover from my nursing days)

5. I think Akita’s are beautiful, loving and smart.

6. I love British mysteries, especially historical mysteries.

7. I am a gadget freak. I am the queen of kitchen gadgets and anything techie.

8. I like to learn something everyday.  The more challenging it is; the better I like it.

9. I am passionate about foreign language study, and study EVERYDAY.  I am possessed!

10. I like to poke around in the garden and pull weeds.

11. I like to cook, but I am a meat and potatoes kinda cook.  (Or casserole)

12. My camera IPhone is with me wherever I go. I am always in the improving, editing, creating mode.

13. I am a YES-FIT addict!


34 Comments Add yours

  1. I’m a retired RN, too.


  2. Denzil says:

    Love your new blog CadyLuck! So vibrant, fresh, exciting, inspirational. Congratulations and I wish you a 2017 full of creativity and contentment in all you do.


    1. Wow! I wanted a new look so thank you! This year is off to a great start!


  3. You MUST visit the Highlands and Islands. Paradise on Earth. I promise you.

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    1. I have to live to be 200 Lance to see everything I would like to see! We have been to Scotland, but not to the Highlands or any of the islands. We do watch all the specials from the U.K. about them though! We have been to York and Harrogate in your neck of the woods! Look forward to more of your posts!

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      1. I have been incredibly luck in my life to have visited around 80 countries. I just love to immerse myself in the wide variety of cultures, languages and cuisines that exist on our wonderful planet.
        I use my experiences in my novel-writing.
        I hope that you will eventually visit the Highlands and Islands. I’ll be happy to offer you advice and guidance. If you want a taste, read the books of Lillian Beckwith.

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      2. Thank you will look into that!


  4. Joanne Sisco says:

    Your photos are simply beautiful. Obviously all the effort you put into your photography pays off! 🙂

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  5. Elizabeth says:

    The site is beautiful! Thank your husband for me for his service. I’m the “baby” sister of two Marines, one Navy, and one Army brothers. I admire you for nursing. That’s an incredibly tough career!

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    1. Oh, Elizabeth I am proud to be a Marine’s wife! 24 years served! You also have a very military family! My g daughter is following in my footsteps. Has been accepted in a nurse practitioner program at IU, my alma mater!

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      1. Elizabeth says:

        Congratulations! I love nurses! I have a spinal cord injury, my husband was diagnosed with cancer a couple of years ago, our youngest son nearly died two summers ago and, in every case, the nurses were the BEST! My oldest brother, one of the Marines, is one of the fallen. Every time I see I Marine I want to hug him.

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      2. My prayers are with you Elizabeth!

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      3. Elizabeth says:

        Thank you. We’re all doing okay now and we’re all alive! I’m able to do more than they ever thought I would when I got hurt. God is good!

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  6. restlessjo says:

    I appreciate all the information. 🙂 🙂 Everything but the name that I was searching for, but I respect your privacy. Many thanks for joining in on my walks. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

      1. restlessjo says:

        Really? Not wishing to be rude but I assumed it was a blog name. Humble apologies 🙂

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  7. “Tag, you’re it!” I like your blog and nominated you for the next round of Blue Sky Tag. Tell more people about your blog by joining us this round.

    Have fun!


  8. carol1945 says:

    I identify with everything you wrote here. I love travel, I love English mysteries, gardening, reading, cooking. I love languages, too. I thought when I retired, I would learn Italian, but alas, my memory with age is causing me to even forget regular English words. I have been to Great Britain 3 times in my life and loved every moment. I would love those garden tours. Alas, my husband does not travel, so I am limited. You are lucky to have a travel partner!!


    1. Carol, I have also traveled with my sister and grandchildren. I have also wrote blog posts about my own spot in the world, which is very small. I thought who would come here? It’s not exactly a tourist site. However, when I wrote about it folks were interested. People like to know about other places and what people are doing! Keeps everything interesting! Thanks for following me and my little space in the big picture!


  9. JT Twissel says:

    Hi Cadyluck – I’m a huge fan of British mysteries as well!


  10. I’ve never heard of Yes.Fit, but I do wear a Fit Bit Tracker. 🙂


    1. Oh Judy look into it you will love it! I started with a Fit Bit tracker too!


  11. Thanks so much for following Oh, the Places We See — because that’s how we found you! Your life sounds rich with travel and daily experiences, and we like many of the same things. I’m not as fit as you, however, but you’re my inspiration. I’m 71, so if you can walk 7 miles a day, I could get off the sofa (or out of my desk chair) and walk, too! Best wishes for always safe travels and seeing the world with your husband.

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    1. Yes, it looks like we have a lot in common! What trip plans do you have for this year?

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      1. Headed to Morocco in May. Taking a few breather days right now in St. George Island, FL.

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      2. Good for you! I look forward to your adventures!

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  12. NorCal Zen says:

    You are so inspiring! My grandma introduced me to photography, and encouraged my desire to explore the world. Reading your blog I knew that you would of loved her! I immediately thought of her when I started reading posts here. Have a wonderful weekend. Looking forward to follow you to new exciting places.


    1. Thank you and I’m sure your grandmother was wonderful if she is like me! Ha Ha!

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  13. Nice Blog, and loving the approach to retired life


    1. Oh We are enjoying it too, believe me!


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