Current News 12/3/2021

Over the past couple of months travel restrictions were being lifted all over the globe but now there’s a new variant out of Africa. International travel is being restricted and more stringent testing requirements are being implemented. December 3rd 2021 Omicron Biden restricts travel from South Africa and seven other African countries starting Monday Nov.Continue reading “Current News 12/3/2021”

A Confusing Saturday In Valencia Spain

On Oct 09, 2021 we were in Valencia Spain with plans for a walking tour of the old Gothic city. Starting at the Serranos Tower, which is the largest Gothic city gates in all Europe, we strolled toward the cathedral and into the beginning of mass demonstrations around the city. Located in Catalonia, Spain, ValenciaContinue reading “A Confusing Saturday In Valencia Spain”

Cruise Life • Back To Cruising

Back To Cruising (Part 1 Updated) Dispatches From Our Cruising Restart Want to go cruising again? Thinking maybe it’s too soon? Not sure what to expect? Here’s a series of reports on our first attempt to get back to cruising, offered up in three parts. Part 1 – The Initial Planning Preface – While weContinue reading “Cruise Life • Back To Cruising”

International Travel And Covid-19 Documentation

The Good The Bad And The Ugly Of Covid-19 Travel My wife and I are currently wrestling with our upcoming trip to Europe and how much of a hassle it will be and how serious the risk is of traveling that far from home. We’ve both been vaccinated (5 months ago) and have our CDCContinue reading “International Travel And Covid-19 Documentation”

The Cruise Industry And Covid-19 August 2021

Everybody catches the flu. It’s just one of those facts of life and mostly it is an inconvenience. Maybe you lose a few days of work or school and you recover. But for those that belong to a vulnerable group – underlying illness, immune compromised or elderly the infection can be fatal. Society works hardContinue reading “The Cruise Industry And Covid-19 August 2021”

CURRENT NEWS 8/20/21

AUGUST 20, 2021 AUGUST 11, 2021 AUGUST 3, 2021 JULY 27, 2021 JULY 19, 2021 JULY 15, 2021 20 Aug. 2021 U.S. Closes Boarder For Non-Esential Travel With Canada and Mexico – The United States government announced it has extended its ban on nonessential travel along the borders with Canada and Mexico as part ofContinue reading “CURRENT NEWS 8/20/21”

CURRENT NEWS 8/11/21

AUGUST 11, 2021 AUGUST 3, 2021 JULY 27, 2021 JULY 19, 2021 JULY 15, 2021 Update on the Delta Variant – In mid May the British Health Service reported a quickly developing trend indicating that the Delta variant of Covid-19 from India was establishing itself in the British Isles. By the end of May theContinue reading “CURRENT NEWS 8/11/21”

CURRENT NEWS 8/3/21

AUGUST 3, 2021 JULY 27, 2021 JULY 19, 2021 JULY 15, 2021 SPECIAL UPDATE Covid & Cruising August 2021 With the Delta variant COVID-19 cases blowing up around the world, vaccinated passengers are wondering it affect my cruise plans? More likely it depends on where you’re cruising and the ports and destinations policies. So farContinue reading “CURRENT NEWS 8/3/21”

CURRENT NEWS 7/27/21

JULY 27, 2021 JULY 19, 2021 JULY 15, 2021 Canada Opens To U.S. Tourists – Effective August 9: Fully vaccinated American citizens and permanent residents of the United States, who currently reside in the United States, will be allowed to enter Canada for discretionary travel. Delta Airlines is more than doubling the number of dailyContinue reading “CURRENT NEWS 7/27/21”

CURRENT NEWS 7/19/21

JULY 19, 2021 JULY 15, 2021 SPECIAL CRUISING UPDATE CDC Gets Temporary Stay In Florida v. CDC The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has temporarily blocked a judge’s ruling that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention pandemic regulations for cruise ship operation were too onerous and arbitrary. The lawsuit, filed by FloridaContinue reading “CURRENT NEWS 7/19/21”