Getting Around Amsterdam

Seeing Amsterdam On the Cheap A beautiful city for walking, with its canals, flower gardens, parks and historic sights. The city of Amsterdam is laid out like a fan with the Central Train Station being the base of the fan. The tram routes sort of radiate out through the city from the Central Train StationContinue reading “Getting Around Amsterdam”

CURRENT NEWS 4/9/21

Headlines of Interest to International Travelers Updated Every Few Days Two good reference web sites are now available for up-to-date travel information on COVID-19 requirements by country and for CDC travel recommendations. The first is the Internatinal Air Transport Association – IATA offers an up-to-date COVID-19 Travel Regulations Map HERE. Additional information from the TheContinue reading “CURRENT NEWS 4/9/21”

CURRENT NEWS 4/7/21

Headlines of Interest to International Travelers Updated Every Few Days Two good reference web sites are now available for up-to-date travel information on COVID-19 requirements by country and for CDC travel recommendations. The first is the Internatinal Air Transport Association – IATA offers an up-to-date COVID-19 Travel Regulations Map HERE. Additional information from the TheContinue reading “CURRENT NEWS 4/7/21”

Images Around Rome • Just Daydreaming

Photographic impressions from our travels… Rome, The Eternal City. By not traveling over the past year there’s a lot that we miss but especially we miss Rome. We feel there is no city anywhere that is as cosmopolitan or modern while still offering up thousands of years of history at almost every turn…

Do It Yourself Cruise Tours

Weighing Port Excursions Against Going It Alone Many people like the convenience of a ship sponsored tour, but we are just not “guided tour” enthusiasts, even as we’ve taken on a fair number of them. To begin with, there are some land tours that just make sense under some circumstances. First is where there isContinue reading “Do It Yourself Cruise Tours”

CDC And The Cruising World

CDC Continues to Block the Restarting of American Cruising Under increased pressure from travel groups and after an overt threat from Florida’s Governor and Attorney General the U.S. Centers for Disease Control announced that it has finally issued the next phase of guidance that will allow cruises to some day resume sailing from U.S. ports.Continue reading “CDC And The Cruising World”

The Paris Metro – A Guide For Tourists

Seeing Paris On The Cheap Fast approaching is another travel season and hopefully this Summer will be better than last. Of the world’s great destinations Paris is a true stand out and for good reason. If Paris is on your list here is a way to see the city and save some time and moneyContinue reading “The Paris Metro – A Guide For Tourists”

Florida’s Hillsborough River State Park

Wilderness And Recreation In A Park Near Tampa Go Take A Hike / Kayak or Canoe We were twenty miles east of Tampa and realized we were a couple of hours ahead of schedule for our next stop. Seeing a directional sign on the interstate that indicated Hillsborough River State Park was at the nextContinue reading “Florida’s Hillsborough River State Park”

The Piero Della Francesca Trail

This is more than a travel piece by someone who we can all learn a lot from. Leslie is someone you should follow. For decades, artists, historians, and admirers have happily trekked through verdant central Italy to stand in front of Piero’s in situ works and otherworldly creations. In this post The Geographical Cure providesContinue reading “The Piero Della Francesca Trail”

CURRENT NEWS 4/2/21

Headlines of Interest to International Travelers Updated Every Few Days Two good reference web sites are now available for up-to-date travel information on COVID-19 requirements by country and for CDC travel recommendations. The first is the Internatinal Air Transport Association – IATA offers an up-to-date COVID-19 Travel Regulations Map HERE. Additional information from the TheContinue reading “CURRENT NEWS 4/2/21”