Port of Call Singapore

This port city is what the future will look like (hopefully). A world-class city that is modern, clean, safe and easy to get around in. We never stop being amazed by this place and we cannot say too much about the people, who are friendly, courteous and seem to live life with a dedication thatContinue reading “Port of Call Singapore”

Travel, Credit Cards & Identity Theft

Credit Cards for International Travel These are interesting times we live in when it comes to financially protecting ourselves. Just the simple pastimes of shopping and travel can expose us to financial fraud and it does seem to be getting worse. A couple of years ago our son and a friend where cruising with isContinue reading “Travel, Credit Cards & Identity Theft”

Getting Around In Rome (Part 2)

Using Rome Public Transit The Rome public transportation system is an integrated network of fast rail (Metro), trams, regional trains and buses that serve Rome and outlying suburbs. The Metro is the easiest to figure out and the fastest way to get around Rome. It consists of three lines, the A, that runs east west,Continue reading “Getting Around In Rome (Part 2)”

Beating The Jones Act

Our One-Time Getting Around The Jones Act For a refresher on the Jones Act see Cruising and the Jones Act Here. Back in 2016 we booked a back-to-back set of cruises with Celebrity. The first cruise was an Alaska cruise starting in Seattle and finishing in Vancouver. The second cruise continued on from Vancouver andContinue reading “Beating The Jones Act”

St. Croix -The Cost of Paradise

We just left St. Croix having not been there in over fifteen years. We scheduled this trip last summer, long before hurricane Maria made a visit. Our original plan was to visit some old haunts and see who was around. Unfortunately this trip became more a series of comparisons between hurricanes Hugo and the recentContinue reading “St. Croix -The Cost of Paradise”

Frequent Flyer Programs

It’s been forty years since I earned my first airline “mile”. These industry programs became almost universal over a few years and were pretty simple to understand. Fly a mile and earn a mile and after accumulating a specific number of miles get a free ticket. There were a number of subtle variations like ifContinue reading “Frequent Flyer Programs”

A B&B In Charleston, South Carolina

Barksdale House Inn is  a comfortable B&B in a historic house built in 1778 located in the heart of old town Charleston, SC. This Inn offers 14 rooms with private baths, complimentary breakfast, newspaper, free wireless internet access and off-street parking. We visited Charleston, South Carolina recently and really enjoyed our stay at this B&B.The roomsContinue reading “A B&B In Charleston, South Carolina”