About Kathryn Schlitzer

Kathy is a seasoned and enthusiastic traveler always planning her next trip. Although still working fulltime in the travel industry for St Barth Properties, Inc, she’s starting to conceptualize what the future will look like when she decides to pull back from full time work. With no date in mind, and still liking what she does, she is happily looking at all options and finding the exercise exhilarating and overwhelming!

Retirement!!

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My little cottage by the sea! I haven’t posted for over a year but it isn’t because life has been dull. I’ve traveled, sold real estate, and most of my furnishings and “stuff”, created a summer home from a very …

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Day 5: …. Over the sea to Skye

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JAX the official stamp licker, the Portree post office mascot. Skye Boat Song “The Skye Boat Song” is a Scottish folk song recalling the escape of Prince Charles Edward Stuart (Bonnie Prince Charlie) from Uist to the Isle of Skye …

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Orkney Islands: Who knew?

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Day 4 of our Azamara Club cruise of the British Isles. We left Edinburgh’s Leith harbor about 2:30pm on Wednesday, July 6 on route to Kirkwall, Orkney islands. We’re scheduled to arrive at 8:00am and have a full day for …

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Edinburgh July 2016 – Waiting for a Princess

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Day 3, Azamara Club cruise of the British Isles, Day 2 of Edinburgh. We’re up, breakfasted, and off the ship by 8am as planned. The ship has a shuttle for us to go into Edinburgh and its outside as promised. …

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Arrival in Edinburgh, Royal Yacht Brittania and Lord Hopetoun.

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After a restful first day on board the Azamara, we docked in Leith Port, Edinburgh, Scotland. Few ships can dock in this tidal port because it requires pinpoint navigation and just the right size ship. We went upstairs to Deck …

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Azamara Great Britian Cruise July 2016

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The Azamara 8 day British Isles cruise leaves from Copenhagen, Denmark, cruises wset across the North Sea to Edinburgh, goes North to the Orkney Islands, west to the Isle of Skye, south west to Belfast, Waterford, and finally Dublin. In …

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Anticipation….. vacation summer 2016

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July 1, 2016 Packing and anticipating our Azamara 8 night British Isle cruise and hop over to Paris. Gail and I were so enamored with Scotland last summer that we started looking for ways to return this summer to see …

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Florida: Adventures of an unlikely snowbird.

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I swore I would never live in Florida. Too hot, too much traffic, too southern. Until the winter of 2015. Cold and seriously tired of shoveling snow, I started looking for a small house or condo to rent in Florida …

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Guest Blog 3: The rest of the story…. Giverny, Bayeux, Honfleur and Paris, oh my!

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Thank you Bev and Gord Simpson, you did a great job with this travelogue, Gord taking pictures and Bev putting her thoughts, and their adventures on paper. It makes me want to return to France again. The picturesque port of …

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Guest Blog 2: Bev and Gord Simpson North West France by car

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Sunday Sept 27. Today’s visit to Juno Beach in Courselles sur Mer and the Canadian cemetery in Bény sur Mer were very moving. There is not much to see on the beachfront at Juno and in fact we found it …

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