Destination South America

From Cartagena, Columbia to Ushuaia, Argentina the South American continent is an amazing land of natural wonders and human accomplishments. Explore the islands of the Galapagos or hike around Iguazu Falls, climb up to Machu Picchu or cruise through the Panama Canal. You can even cast off for a trip to Antarctica or walk amongContinue reading “Destination South America”

A Walking Tour Of Lisbon

Looking for a great way to tour Lisbon for free? Consider a walking tour of Lisbon. This popular free tour takes a journey through the most iconic spots in the Portuguese capital, immersing you in the past and the present of the city. You can book right up to the start time, as long asContinue reading “A Walking Tour Of Lisbon”

A Waterfall In Skagway, Alaska

A favorite port in Alaska is Ketchikan and while it was originally the jumping off location to the Klondike gold rush, today it is a new boom town based on cruising. The town offers a number of activities and excursions, but if you don’t mind a little hiking there is a location only two milesContinue reading “A Waterfall In Skagway, Alaska”

Destination Scandinavia & N. Atlantic

Amazing Scandinavia and the North Atlantic have much to offer in the way of cruise ports of call. Visit Amsterdam’s Keukenhof tulip show, explore Icelands waterfalls and Reykjavik and stroll through picturesque Copenhagen. Find an itinerary to explore Scandinavia… SEARCH THIS WEBSITE HERE

Charlotte Amalie Harbor St. Thomas

The photograph shows Charlotte Amalie harbor and Saint Thomas from Yacht Haven marina. I’ve been coming to St. Thomas since the 1960’s (Navy) and have listened to the Mamas And Popas play at Lion in the Sun when they weren’t waiting tables. We used to hang out at the bar at Morning Star Beach ClubContinue reading “Charlotte Amalie Harbor St. Thomas”

The Road Into Hoonah, Alaska

A popular port of call for Alaska cruising is Icy Straight Point. It is a major complex operated by the Huna Tlingit tribe that includes cable cars a cannery museum, a number of restaurants, a zip line and excursion center. The Tlingit seem to be doing very well. The area has been occupied by theContinue reading “The Road Into Hoonah, Alaska”

The Port Of Lerwick, Shetland Islands

Located in the North Sea one hundred fifty miles north of Scotland is the Shetland Islands. The largest island is Shetland Mainland with three additional smaller islands named Yell, Unst and Fetlair. Lerwick, the major town in the archipelago, is located on the east coast of Shetland Mainland. Most of Lerwick’s buildings are made ofContinue reading “The Port Of Lerwick, Shetland Islands”

Destination The Caribbean

From Nassau off the coast of Florida to the Dutch island of Aruba in the Southern Caribbean, the Mexican island of Cozumel in the west and Barbados sitting between the Atlantic and Caribbean, there are dozens of fantastic tropical islands and ports of call. White sand beaches, turquoise water, coral reefs, tropical breezes, rain forestsContinue reading “Destination The Caribbean”

Urban Sprawl In South America

Visiting a number of major South American cities leaves you with the impression that like Topsy in the book ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin‘, they just grow’d. Lima, Cusco, Guayaquil, Quito all have the appearance that they just grow’d and they all have similar characteristics. They all have their origins in a central historic district that’s centuriesContinue reading “Urban Sprawl In South America”

Destination The Mediterranean

Summer is cruising season in the Mediterranean and the major cruise lines are well established in the market and offer a wide variety of itineraries. There are a number of similarities in most itineraries with the two main embarkation ports being Barcelona and the port for Rome, Civitavecchia. A majority of cruises in the easternContinue reading “Destination The Mediterranean”