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”

Audubon Birds of Prey Center Near Orlando

Meet some birds of prey at the Audubon Birds of Prey Center near Orlando Florida. A great educational experience for all ages. If you live near to Orlando or are visiting for several days, take a couple of hours to visit the Audubon Birds of Prey Center located in the metropolitan Orlando area. It’s near theContinue reading “Audubon Birds of Prey Center Near Orlando”

Skagway, Alaska A Port Of Call

Spending a Day in a Gold Rush Town Skagway is a popular port of call on many Alaska cruise itineraries. With a population that fluctuates between 700 in winter and 2,000 in summer it is easy to see what drives the economy. While Skagway is small and a bit isolated that doesn’t mean there isn’tContinue reading “Skagway, Alaska A Port Of Call”

Visiting Hubbard Glacier Alaska

Cruising Up To Hubbard Glacier Hubbard Glacier is truly a stunning natural wonder and something everyone should try and plan seeing when visiting Alaska. Hubbard Glacier is a glacier located in eastern Alaska and western Yukon. It’s 76 miles long, 7 miles wide at its front, and has a height of up to 600 feetContinue reading “Visiting Hubbard Glacier Alaska”

The Island Of Maui Hawaii

The Cruise Port Of Lahaina Lahaina is the cruise port of call for the gorgeous island of Maui, a port famous for its miles of beautiful white sand beaches. Lahaina has excellent shopping in a central area famous for its galleries. The tender landing is near to a beach with plenty of beach shops andContinue reading “The Island Of Maui Hawaii”

Chimney Rock, North Carolina

Featuring an iconic geological landmark, Chimney Rock State Park is located in the mountains of western North Carolina. Sitting above the Broad River and the small tourist town of Chimney Rock, the park is popular for its miles of hiking trails and Chestnut Falls. It was also the location for shooting the more recent movieContinue reading “Chimney Rock, North Carolina”

Legoland, Florida’s Other Theme Park

A little over an hours drive from Disney World or Busch Gardens, Tampa is another theme park with special appeal for the three to eight year old set and it won’t bust the family budget. Located on the grounds of the old and iconic Cypress Gardens this Legoland has a decidedly Florida flavor.  While itContinue reading “Legoland, Florida’s Other Theme Park”

Today’s Image • Savannah’s Forsyth Park

In the center of old Savannah is one of its largest parks and its centerpiece is a nineteenth century fountain. The city planners worked to emulate Parisian elements when designing the city. According to some historical accounts, the fountain is an exact replica of the Fontaine des Mers in Paris but that isn’t exactly true.Continue reading “Today’s Image • Savannah’s Forsyth Park”

Our Florida Keys

Places And Restaurants in the Keys When coming to the Florida Keys most new visitors have expectations of Sun, sand and crystal clear water along with great fresh seafood. The reality can often be somewhat different. First, the Keys are a collection of small islets and islands (keys) with many surrounded by thick mangroves. RunningContinue reading “Our Florida Keys”

Selected Images • A Garden Minion

Sometimes you just have to take the shot. A really clever use of pots as sculpture and a planted pot. This one was discovered in the Sunken Gardens in Tampa, Florida. Join us as we visit historic treasures, natural wonders and vibrant cities set against backdrops that are endlessly changing and visually magnificent. Celebrate aContinue reading “Selected Images • A Garden Minion”