Fantasy Fest Key West is a Sight to Sea

Fantasy Fest 2014 Key West Anime Themed Costumes

Fantasy Fest Key West is an Adult 10-Day Party of a Life-Time that every

very open-minded adult should experience at least once in their life!

Hugh Hefner and Ron Jeremy pictures with two hot sexy models at Fantasy Fest Key West 2014

Hugh Hefner (look-alike???), sexy Models & the one and only Ron Jeremy in attendance at Dante’s 8th Annual Halos & Horns Pool Party & Wet T-Shirt Contest

Fantasy Fest Key West is a Fabulous Festival if you are into Semi-Nudity, CosPlay, Libations, Theme-Parties, People Watching, BodyPainting & Island Life with a Twist!  This year I got to experience it first hand. Each day walking down Duval Street I felt like a kid with ADHD not able to concentrate on any one thing because there is so much over-stimulation with the creative costumes, the body painted individuals and all out debauchery.  I was amused with the different ranges of ages – costumed individuals as young and hot as 21 to as bold and proud in their 70’s.

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Top 5 Destinations to Re~Discover this Fall/Winter

San Gimignano Booked.net top travel destinations

 a Special Feature for

Booked.net – Top Destinations to Go There

Wherever your dreams take you be sure to discover these

Out-of-This-World Destinations with me this Fall~Winter

A Special feature for “Booked.net – Top Destinations to Go There” Discover these unique destinations this Fall/Winter!

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Barcelona’s Basilica Sagrada Familia Artistic Wonder

Barcelona Basilica of the Sagrada Familia Suspended Crucifix
“Oh My God!” is all I could think as my jaw dropped to the floor, breathlessly I entered into the Basilica of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona’s city center. My body covered in chill bumps and tears of joy welled up in my eyes. The Basillica of the Sagrada Familia is the most harmoniously astounding religious structure that I have ever stepped foot inside.  Words cannot describe the sheer feeling of peaceful serenity that engulfed me during my visit.
Barcelona Basilica of the Sagrada Familia Interior Magical Lighting Effects
Barcelona Basilica of the Sagrada Familia Exterior Sculpture

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Marettimo – Sailing the Isole Egadi – Aegadian Islands

Marettimo Island Sicily | Marettimo Isole Egadi | Arriving into the Charming Port by Sailboat

The reason that we decided to come Sailing in the Aegadian Islands in the first place was on friend’s recommendation.  Every year they go to Marettimo for a week on holiday.  They said, “You have to eat at La Scaletta, and say hello to Giovanni!”

So like I do before any trip, I check it out on Wikipedia for any fun facts and history bits to impress my travel companions & then on Trip Advisor: best places to eat, sleep, & do.  Its my pre-travel regimen.  Wikipedia enlightens me on the fact that there is a mere 300 residents.  My High-school student-body consisted of over 800 kids!  Trip Advisor informs me, “We’re sorry but Marettimo doesn’t have any hotels.” They have a couple of Bed & Breakfasts and less than 10 restaurants.  Forget any nightlife!  Blaspheme!!!!  That’s a desolate Isle, remote and barely inhabited!  I read on in the attractions- Visita alle grotte di Marettimo con le barche dei pescatori… WICKED!  Explore the interior of the Mountain’s Caves in a local fisherman’s boat! Marettimo just became Top of my To Do list!

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Ice Hotel Sweden to Celebrate New Years Eve 2013-2014

Kiruna Sweden Ice Hotel Unicorn Sculpture

Destination Ice Hotel Sweden in Kiruna

to Celebrate New Years Eve 2013-2014

After many times hearing of the Ice Hotel Sweden I always thought it would be a COOL place to visit.  It’s an extreme destination, over-the-top-artistic-quirky, AND you can drink Absolute Vodka shots out of Frozen-Ice-Shot-Glasses in the Absolute Vodka Ice Bar!!! Ice Hotel Sweden is a remarkably unique place to visit, once.  Check that off my Bucket List!  Snowy Icy Darkness-Filled Fantasy Land…. The amazing ice sculptures, barely two hours of daylight, Snowmobiling through the woods in search of the Aurora Borealis, hiking through the snow, learning about the Sami Culture – the nomadic reindeer herders, racing a sled pulled by reindeer, Lingonberry Juice, quaint town of Kiruna, tiny village of Jukkasjarvi, dog sleds….

ice hotel Sweden bed made of Ice & coverered with Reindeer Hide

ice hotel Sweden bed made of Ice & coverered with Reindeer Hide

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