Port of Call Villefranche-sur-Mer

Villefranche-sur-Mer or just Villefranche is a picturesque town on the French Riviera featured on many cruise itineraries. The town itself is between Monte Carlo and Nice with Cannes only a little farther (19 miles) away. The quant waterfront is lined with cafes and restaurants and stretches from the marina, where the tenders tie up, aroundContinue reading “Port of Call Villefranche-sur-Mer”

Hendersonville North Carolina Hits It Out Of The Park

I’m not sure why we selected Hendersonville to stay. We were on a trip around the North Carolina mountains and it was in the neighborhood of Asheville and Chimney Rock. It also had two wineries with good reviews nearby. It was probably the wineries that sealed the deal… For a small town Hendersonville North CarolinaContinue reading “Hendersonville North Carolina Hits It Out Of The Park”

Asheville Heart of the North Carolina Mountains

Tucked away in the western North Carolina mountains is a city of remarkable blended cultures. Its roots are firmly planted in the Appalachian soil tilled by early Scots-Irish settlers. Clogging and bluegrass are still at home here in its lively music scene but so is jazz and rock n roll. This mountain city is anContinue reading “Asheville Heart of the North Carolina Mountains”

Explore The Intentional Traveler

The Intentional Traveler – 100’s of articles, tips & photographs Destinations Destination articles include cities, regions and in some instances specific attractions. Useful information on getting around with a focus on public transportation. Before you go, find out what to expect… The United States Alaska Cruising Alaska Glaciers, Cruising & Alaska Ketchikan Visiting Alaska’s DenaliContinue reading “Explore The Intentional Traveler”

Cedar Key, Old Florida Lives On

If you travel west on Florida State Road 24 from Gainesville to where the road ends, you find yourself in a bit of old Florida. Out in the middle of nowhere on Florida’s northwest coast is the little village of Cedar Key with its’ population of around 700. A post office named “Cedar Key” wasContinue reading “Cedar Key, Old Florida Lives On”

Corona Virus & Cruising Update 14

February 2020, The cruise industry is being seriously impacted by the coronavirus. Keep up to date on the latest news from cruise ports around the world. Centered in China the corona virus (now named “2019-nCoV acute respiratory disease”) is of particular concern in the area around the South China Sea and has a serious impactContinue reading “Corona Virus & Cruising Update 14”

5 Things You Should Know About Travel Insurance

International Travel Is An Opportunity For Adventure But It Also Has Its Risks… A recent incident involving an acquaintance and a conversation with a travel friend have highlighted the importance of international travel insurance. We’ve done some research  and will outline some important information every international traveler should know. While this is focused on AmericanContinue reading “5 Things You Should Know About Travel Insurance”