b'KATHLEEN KROLLKeller Williams Mid-Town Direct RealtyMaplewood|973-913-4950kathleenkroll@kw.comOur family has a tradition of vacationing at Nantucket Island each summer. My in-laws have a home in Sconset where my husband spent many summers growing up, so we stay there for a week, relaxing Greetings from and disconnecting from our busy lives. Each morning begins with a long walk taking in both the beach views and lovely gardens, followed by a cup of coffee at our favorite caf and then a full day at the beach. Being together as a family and unwinding on this special island is truly magical.DENNIS HEPWORTHKeller Williams Mid-Town Direct RealtyMaplewood|862-252-0866dennis-hepworth.kw.comSince my sister, Suzanne, has lived in Brazil for more than 25 years, my wife and I have vacationed there many times. And now we have bought a vacation home in a golf course community in Sao Paulo that Cathy looks forward to remodeling. Suzanne isGreetings froman excellent golfer with many tournament wins and is pushing me to improve my gameshes in the photoso I look forward to being on the course more and learning Portuguese with weekly lessons.SUSAN BLODGETTColdwell Banker RealtyMaplewood|973-214-4636Susan.Blodgett@cbmoves.comAlaska had been on my bucket list and I finally got to take a cruise there with a small group of friends. It was better than Greetings from I ever imagined. We started with a few days of sightseeing in Vancouver and then hopped on a small ship for 10 days, ending in Anchorage. I loved that we toured at a relaxed pace but still got to see so many amazing sights, such as glaciers, whales swimming off the side of the ship, flocks of eagles, and Native American villages. It was different and magnificent and Id go back in a heartbeat.24/ matters magazine / summer 2023'