Two Walt Disney World Resorts and a Cablecar

Walt Disney World has a huge range of resorts with rates from about $100 up to near $1,000. But they all have the advantage of being inside the “World” and all have been touched by that famous Disney magic. At the economical end of the spectrum are two that are about to gain some additionalContinue reading “Two Walt Disney World Resorts and a Cablecar”

Walt Disney World Insiders – We Have Some Advice

LOOKING FOR AN INSIDE TRACK ON WHAT TO EXPECT INSIDE WALT DISNEY WORLD? Welcome to everything Disney, Walt Disney World that is. Below are links to in-depth articles on where to stay, how to get ready for a visit, where to eat and additional things to do. We first visited WDW forty years ago andContinue reading “Walt Disney World Insiders – We Have Some Advice”

The Cruise Port of Bar Harbor Maine

Visiting The Cruise Port of Bar Harbor, Maine A favorite stop for New England and Canada Maritime cruises, Bar Harbor has a lot to offer. The town itself and waterfront are the major attraction with a number of shops and great restaurants to visit. Where Your Ship Docks Bar Harbor is a tender port andContinue reading “The Cruise Port of Bar Harbor Maine”

The Port of San Diego

Port of Call San Diego in Southern California What’s not to like with a near perfect year-round temperature, 70 miles of coastline and beaches, a major U.S. Naval Base, an interesting historic area and world famous Balboa Park that features 17 museums, numerous galleries and performing arts venues including the incredible San Diego Zoo. ItContinue reading “The Port of San Diego”

Chimney Rock North Carolina

Chimney Rock North Carolina and Lake Lure In the mountains of Western North Carolina is a lake fed by a river that runs thru Hickory Nut Gorge. Standing high above this gorge is a rock formation named Chimney Rock which also gives its name to the town below. Chimney Rock is a North Carolina StateContinue reading “Chimney Rock North Carolina”

Things To Do Before Visiting Disney World

Back a number of years ago the average Disney World trip involved making a hotel reservation and traveling to Orlando. Once at Disney World you bought your park tickets and spent a few days eating fast food, waiting in lines and riding rides. A lot has changed from those times and today there is muchContinue reading “Things To Do Before Visiting Disney World”

Dolphin Watching On Indian River Florida

A day spent on the Indian River in Florida was an easy adventure. Just south of the Kennedy Space Center the water and land intertwine making a sanctuary for marine life and water birds sharing the space with expensive estate homes and marinas. Recently we took advantage of a Groupon and booked a morning excursionContinue reading “Dolphin Watching On Indian River Florida”

Port of Call New Orleans

Cruise Port New Orleans, The Big Easy To begin with New Orleans is a destination virtually in a class by itself. The city is famous for its history having been settled first by French trappers in the seventeenth century, than ceded to the Spanish in 1762 by Treaty. Following a number of fires in theContinue reading “Port of Call New Orleans”

A Road Like No Other

A Short Story The Hogsback on Route 12 in Utah Last summer we spent a couple of weeks checking off items on our bucket list in the National Parks of Utah. We rented a car in Salt Lake City, toured the parks and dropped off the car in Los Vegas. After leaving Capital Reef NationalContinue reading “A Road Like No Other”

A Tale of a Whale

Whale Watching In Alaska A Short Story A few years ago while on an early season Alaska cruise our ship stopped at Icy Straight Point. For a number of reasons we had decided to take it easy that day. The ship was anchored out and we had gone ashore early in the morning and tookContinue reading “A Tale of a Whale”