Duchess DJ Love

Gallivanting Like a Royal

Duchess DJ Love

A royale journey awaits all, even on a budget. Gallivant around the world with Duchess DJ Love. My theme is to share love everywhere I go. My travels include visiting all 50 states and 10 countries abroad. Join me on my adventures; experience sites through my lens and southern voice. Am I a relative of the Royal Family? Well that depends. My ancestry does go way, way, way back to England, but I am a royal child of God. Why not a Queen? That makes me think of a prim and proper lady. Doesn't quite capture my personality. Ok, what about a Princess? Hmm..seems a bit too privileged for me. Hence, I choose to be a Duchess. I want to make the world a better place, one heart at a time. Reminding me of the Coca-Cola song, I'd like to teach the world to sing (in perfect harmony).

Traveling is my passion. My hope is to encourage you along this journey by sharing some love. Thanks for dropping by. Let me know if I've touched your heart.

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Revelation 5:10 Amplified Bible
“You have made them to be a kingdom of royal subjects...and they will reign on the earth.”

Highlights of Kailua-Kona on the Hawaiian Island, Big Island by Duchess DJ Love, Gallivanting Like a Royal Looking for a peaceful beach to unwind, heal spiritually, and soak up some sun, ushered me to Kailua-Kona on the Big Island Hawaii. Kona pleasantly surprised me. The island vibe captured my heart immediately. Now, it is my favorite destination. Royal Kona Resort became my home away from home on my first trip. I chose this hotel because it had all the amenities I sought. This way I would not have to leave the resort. However, the charming, historical mile long stretch of Ali’i Drive drew me out. Strolling the coastline, smelling the ocean breeze, listening to the waves, bird watching, and taking in the shops kept me on the go. The evenings gave way to downtime to enjoy ... read more
Waiting on my Lava Tube
Beautiful Sunset
Lagoon at Royal Kona Resort

North America » United States » South Carolina » Cheraw April 13th 2022

Sugarloaf Mountain, Land of Lost Confederate Gold, in the Sandhills of South Carolina by Gallivanting Like a Royal, Duchess DJ Love South Carolina is the home of my southern accent. My trademark, as I call it. Growing up, many Saturdays were spent with grandpa, who would take all of us grandkids over to Sugarloaf Mountain to spend the day. This unusual hill located in the Sand Hills State Forest of Chesterfield County South Carolina is thought to be created from an asteroid blast and home to lost confederate gold. The “mountain” is just across the dirt road from the smaller horseshoe mountain. Sugarloaf gets its name from looking like sugar on its white top. Horseshoe is named by its shape which looks like a horseshoe. You will find interesting rock geology, hiking and horse trails, camping, ... read more
Sugarloaf Collage
Sugarloaf and Horseshoe Mountains
Sugarloaf Mountain Riding Area

North America » United States » Oregon » Seaside April 10th 2022

Seaside Oregon – A Quaint Town by Duchess DJ Love, Gallivanting Like a Royal Seaside Oregon was just another town on my Coastal Oregon tour years ago. Once there though, it became a favorite vacation destination. Seaside is a small town on Oregon’s northwestern coast. It's only an hour and half drive from Portland. The beach is easily walkable and a treasure land for shells, crabs, and sand dollars. The 1920s promenade highlights a statue of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The Seaside Aquarium is a popular tourist attraction with a seal exhibit. If hiking is your thing, then Tillamook Head trail is a must do in nearby Ecola State Park with ocean views, Tillamook Rock Sea stack, and the 19th-century Tillamook Rock Lighthouse. While beach walking or sunset gazing, grab those binoculars for glimpses of ... read more
Seaside Sand Castle
Sand Dollar vs Nickel Sand Dollar

North America » United States April 8th 2022

A Duchess DJ Top 10 U. S. Sites to Visit, Part 1 by Duchess DJ Love, Gallivanting Like a Royal On a recent flight, I was asked where my favorite place to visit was. So, I gave it some thought and came up with my top 10 destinations and why but there are many locations that call my heart each year to check out. Stay tuned in… I’ll tell you my favorites beginning in a two-part series. Part 1 highlights my top 10 through 6 and part two will showcase my top 5. #10 Las Vegas, NV Vegas, Baby. Here we come. Las Vegas is like a huge amusement park with gambling, live shows and performances, fascinating architecture, people of all cultures, sightseeing, fancy shops, and ultramodern suites. You can say “Vegas” is the ‘NYC’ of ... read more
Caesars Palace Las Vegas
Seaside Mural
Taking in the view

South Lake Tahoe – Adventures Year Round by Duchess DJ Love, Gallivanting Like a Royal South Lake Tahoe offers numerous activities throughout the year. There are art galleries, shows, live entertainment, and day spas for relaxation. My first visit was during the off season in late March. Flying into Reno as you are about to land, the flight provides great views of the surrounding area including Lake Tahoe, mountain tops and valleys depending on flight patterns and weather. The clouds cleared just as we were about to land. The off season is the best time to get a deal with the Casino Hotels or other lodging. The Hard Rock Hotel, Bailey’s formerly MontBleu, Harrah’s and Harvey’s are within easy walking distance to Heavenly Village to ski, shop or dine. There are numerous lodges, cabins, and condo ... read more
A Heart awaits me in baggage claim
Harvey's Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe from Balcony

North America » United States » Alaska » Fairbanks March 25th 2022

Gallivanting Like a Royal Alaska September 2021 – Fairbanks Greater Area by Duchess DJ Love Do you dream of seeing the Northern Lights? I do. While visiting Alaska last summer (Aug 2020), I found out that the aurora borealis begins dancing in the sky from August 21 to April 21. You guessed it. I plan a trip in mid-September to make my dream come true. Since Covid continues, airfare is reasonable. Lucky me steals a deal on 1st class with American Airlines, my carrier of choice. Then I proceed to reserve a room at Chena Hot Springs Resort. I’m on a roll. The rental cars are a bit scarce, but I secure one. I like to Unpack the Trip b4 Takeoff which is an eBook that I wrote about my travel tips, planning and advice for ... read more
View from Plane Approaching Fairbanks
Chena Hot Springs Resort Healing Waters
Feeling the Love at Chena Hot Springs Resort

North America » United States » Wyoming » Jackson Hole March 19th 2022

March Madness in Jackson Wy by Duchess DJ Love Gallivanting Like a Royal The mountain is calling… so off to Jackson Hole Wyoming for some, snowy good, fun this weekend. For a gal who doesn’t ski, this adventure will surely be interesting to say the least. However, I’m game, bring it! As always, my blogs include some love. Like attracts Like. Things of Interest: Jackson Playhouse, National Elk Refuge Sleigh Ride, Continental Divide Dog Sled Adventures, Teton Village, Snow King Mountain: King Tubes, Cowboy Coaster and Scenic Gondola NOTE: The collage photos are for consolidation purposes in this blog, but in my eBook, Exploring the Greater Yellowstone and Grand Tetons, all photos are presented individually along with the collage. Day 1: Friday March19, 2021 - Ft. Worth to Jackson Wy I’m so excited about my ... read more
Let's ride to the top
Mountain Top View
Jackson Playhouse Show

North America » United States » Alaska » Alaskan Highway March 17th 2022

Gallivanting Like a Royal Alaska Adventure August 2020 – Summer of Covid by Duchess DJ Love As a passionate traveler needing a destination away due to the Covid lockdown, I book a trip to Alaska August 6-12, 2020. I needed a safe destination especially since my mom will be traveling with me. Mom has Alzheimers. I have to take her needs into consideration. You can learn how we are dealing with this illness and how both of us cope. More on this topic in my book, My Royal Mom…Lady Lexie vs Alzheimers. Alaska was open to US travelers only with strict travel requirements. I assumed few folks would be traveling with the enhanced restrictions. Alaska was a safe, well as safe, as you could get a place to go. I was not about to let this ... read more
Travel Route
Turnagain Arm
Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel

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