My luxury travel stories focus on active adventures, food/beverages, cruises, secular and Jewish culture/history, and wellness. While Ira was battling his terminal cancer diagnosis, I also wrote about the importance of embracing life when facing an incurable brain cancer diagnosis.
Starting in 2024, stories will focus on traveling solo. Ira lost his three year battle with glioblastoma in July 2023.
In July 2020, Ira was diagnosed with glioblastoma. For two and a half years, he responded remarkably to his brain surgery, chemo/radiation treatments, and second round of chemo treatments. We have rode horses and snowshoed at elevation at a winter dude ranch near Steamboat Springs, embraced wellness at an Arizona spa resort, snorkeled off the coasts of Florida and Hawaii, indulged in a Suite Class cruise aboard the Celebrity Apex, and skied more than 20 times in 2020-21 and almost that amount in 2021-22.
In 2022, The Traveling Bornsteins also visited Spain/Portugal, Israel, Iceland, Scottsdale, Chicago, the Red Mountain Resort in Utah, and ended the year aboard the Celebrity Edge. While on the Celebrity Edge, Ira exhibited signs of a tumor recurrence. Near the end of Ira’s life, we took our last family trip to Huntington Beach, California. Ira passed away on July 21, 2023.
Sandy took her first solo European river cruise a few months later. As she becomes more familiar with solo travel opportunities, Sandy will set aside time to travel again.
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