Port Of Call Honolulu, Hawaii

Cruise Port Honolulu. Honolulu is a frequent stop for cruise ships repositioning in the Pacific, cruises going out of the west coast of the U.S. And Canada as well as cruising the Hawaiian Islands. It is the largest city in the islands, the states Capital and gateway to Hawaii’s most developed island. Honolulu is locatedContinue reading “Port Of Call Honolulu, Hawaii”

Alaska’s Icy Straight Point Port of Call

General – This is a nature port on Chichagof Island which opened in 2004 and is only open when cruise ships are in. It was developed by the Native Tlingits and celebrates their culture. It is the ideal location for viewing wildlife and sea life. Hoonah, the only town on the island is described asContinue reading “Alaska’s Icy Straight Point Port of Call”

Ketchikan Port of Call Alaska

By 1936 there were seven canneries working, producing almost two million cases of salmon a season. The need for lumber fostered the Ketchikan Spruce Mills built in 1903, which operated for over 70 years. The lumber industry collapsed when the Clinton administration moved to reduce timber cutting in Alaska by having the U.S. Forest serviceContinue reading “Ketchikan Port of Call Alaska”

The Port of Call Maui Hawaii

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 and great restaurants serving up HawaiianContinue reading “The Port of Call Maui Hawaii”

Juneau, Alaska Port of Call

A Day in the Port of Juneau Probably the most isolated state capital in the United States and one of two that you cannot drive to (Hawaii). It is also one of the most frequented cities on Alaska cruise itineraries. Besides being isolated and the states capital it also has a lot to offer. WhereContinue reading “Juneau, Alaska Port of Call”

Laurel, Mississippi and HGTV

HGTV has a hit show and it’s based in Laurel, Mississippi. It’s called Home Town and it is centered on a Laurel couple named Erin and Ben Napier who help people in town select and rehab houses. Big hit! It intrigued us to the point that we decided to go and take a look atContinue reading “Laurel, Mississippi and HGTV”


Beginning in Hattiesburg Mississippi it is one of the countries longest hiking and biking trails. Originating in downtown Hattiesburg it runs past the beautiful campus of the University of Southern Mississippi and on for almost 45 well maintained miles. The Longleaf Trace was completed as a Rails-to-Trails conservancy project in 2000, making use of aContinue reading “HIKE THE LONGLEAF TRACE”

Driving Through Mississippi In The Spring

A Short Story Mississippi Odyssey Driving across Mississippi this week I realized that one of the most amazing attractions of the trip was the sides of the highways. In places, the roadsides were literally carpeted in swaths of bright orange-yellow flowers mixed in with deep purple along with patches of bright reds, whites and paleContinue reading “Driving Through Mississippi In The Spring”

Camp Shelby Mississippi And A Museum

Just outside of Hattiesburg is a Mississippi National Guard training base called Camp Shelby. It is a large base with a really remarkable museum. The Mississippi Armed Forces Museum honors the servicemen and women of all branches with exhibits that often tell the personal stories of Mississippians who served their country. It features great displaysContinue reading “Camp Shelby Mississippi And A Museum”

Red Bluffs Mississippi

Mississippi Odyssey Take A Hike or The Attraction That Could Be We’ve overlooked Mississippi. It always seemed that there were much more interesting or attractive places to visit and the truth is we focused much of our travel itineraries on international destinations. Our attention was initially drawn to Mississippi by a show on HGTV calledContinue reading “Red Bluffs Mississippi”