Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

I want to go everywhere I haven't been, and back to everywhere I have been.

Wednesday, November 24, 2021


Holiday Gift Guide For Travelers | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

Sometimes, it's hard for me to remember
that I'm a travel blogger.
I'm guessing half of you don't even realize that.......
and why would you?
 After all, it was only about a year and a half 
before the Corona-coaster rocked our lives,
that I switched the focus of this blog from lifestyle to travel.
and my travel-branding really never got off the ground.
So, if you haven't been following me that long,
you'll have to trust me.......
When it comes to traveling,
I know a thing or two.
I've put together a list of 20 holiday gift ideas for the travelers 
(and even some for the armchair travelers) on your list.
I had two strict criteria for my selections:

Tuesday, November 16, 2021





Is anyone out there itching to start traveling again, 
like I am?
I want to go somewhere so badly,
I can taste it,
and it tastes like.......

Thursday, October 28, 2021



NYC Halloween | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes
I've got a confession.
I do feel a bit guilty.......
but, I've made a decision, 
and I won't budge an inch.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021


Bowery Savings Bank Building, NYC | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes
Bowery Savings Bank Building with reflection of Grand Central Station.


Friday, August 6, 2021


Shakespeare Garden in Central Park is a "must see" when visiting NYC in spring or summer. Ms Toody Goo Shoes #mycentralpark

"Of all the flowers, methinks a rose is best."
William Shakespeare, 
The Two Noble Kinsmen


Wednesday, July 7, 2021




Florida Sunsets - Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


After spending four months in Florida this winter,
I was looking forward to coming home to New Jersey.
It's not that I wanted to leave Florida.......
not at all!
If I could have figured out a way 
to be in both places at the same time,
that would have been ideal.
Short of becoming the subject of a clone experiment, however, 
I was ready to head  back up north.
Truth is,
 I missed my family, my friends, my house, my car......
and, ooohhh, my Nespresso machine! 
(I did NOT say mostly my Nespresso machine,
but, yes, I admit to yearning for a cinnamon
brown sugar nonfat latte more than once 😍)
Four months is a long time to be away from home......
long enough to forget how to use the TV remote,
and how to microwave Skinny Girl popcorn to perfection.  
I even had to think about how to get to my local Home Goods!
I know!!!    Crazy, right? 
I feel so fortunate that we were able to 
escape the northeast's winter weather, 
which was particularly harsh this year.
  As we tell our friends, however,
when you go away for that long, it's not really a vacation.......
you're just living life somewhere else. 
There's food shopping, and laundry to do........
There are bills to be paid, and an apartment to clean.
 There's even an occasional doctor's appointment. 
Granted, having the beach and pool nearby 
 does somewhat place the ratio of vacation to living real life 
at about 50/50.
Okay, 70/30.
Who's complaining?
I'm not complaining. 

And, being in a warm weather climate
was balm for our pandemic-weary souls.

Yet, it is SO good to be home. 
Like I always say, if you aren't happy to be home, 
something is really  wrong.  
As much as I loved my time in Florida,
the answer is an emphatic NO.......
I would not want to live there year round. 
There's a greater chance I'll be drafted as the next quarterback for the NY Giants than that ever happening. 
 That said, I do miss these 10 things 
that were part of my daily life in Florida........

Saturday, July 3, 2021

I'm Back!!! July 4th Flags and Mail Chimp

American Flags, Savannah, GA | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes
Savannah, Georgia

 Hi - remember me? 

It's me..........Ms. Toody!!!!
Ms. Toody Goo Shoes???????

Doesn't ring a bell? 
It serves me right for disappearing for the last six months. 
 Sorry about that.
Truly, I am.
American Flags, Shelter Island, NY | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes
Shelter Island, NY
I had no intention of completely falling off the blogging grid for so long.
I just............
I couldn't.............
I was........... 
Welp, truth is.......