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Port of Call Tenerife

Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands West of southern Morocco in the Atlantic Ocean sits a cluster of volcanic islands called The Canaries. The Canary Islands feature a rugged volcanic landscape known for the black and white sand beaches. Tenerife, the largest island, is dominated by an active volcano Mt. Teide, which has its ownContinue reading “Port of Call Tenerife”

A Hotdog in Vienna

Street Food Is Sometimes A Good Option We became”pen pals” with an Austrian couple after cruising with them a while back. In one of many e-mail exchanges, we told them we would be visiting Vienna which prompted them to send us a list of things to do while there. High on the list was aContinue reading “A Hotdog in Vienna”

Cruise Port Grand Turk

Port of Call Grand Turk The Turks and Caicos are a group of small islands stretching out into the Atlantic on the southeast edge of the Bahamas chain. They are part of the British West Indies and a British Territory. Most cruise lines have over the years developed “private islands” where their ships usually anchorContinue reading “Cruise Port Grand Turk”

A First Try at Seeing The Emerald Isle

Visiting Ireland On a Rainy Spring Trip Our first visit to Ireland was this past spring. Most people rave about this lush, green island and we now understand why. I’m not sure if it’s the sense of place, the history or the Irish people but we will surely be back again. This trip we spentContinue reading “A First Try at Seeing The Emerald Isle”

Broad River Inn Chimney Rock

A couple of weeks ago we planned a trip thru the Blue Ridge and Smokey mountains of North Carolina and made reservations at the Broad River Inn Chimney Rock. Chimney Rock and nearby Lake Lure are somewhat isolated and have virtually no major chain hotels, so you have to pick from small local accommodations. We madeContinue reading “Broad River Inn Chimney Rock”

Cruise Port Quebec City

Old Quebec City is on a number of fall cruise itineraries. Starting in New York or Boston these cruises visit a number of New England and Canadian Maritime ports, go up the St. Lawrence Seaway, usually with fall leaves in full glory, and spend a day or two in Quebec City. The old city isContinue reading “Cruise Port Quebec City”

Cruise Port St. George, Grenada

Once an out-of-the-way island, Grenada is gaining in popularity as a cruise ship port of call. The capital of St. George is considered by many as one of the Caribbean’s most picturesque towns wrapping around a half-moon shaped harbor. Called the spice island it is also a great place to shop for nutmeg and otherContinue reading “Cruise Port St. George, Grenada”

Cruise Port Santorini Greece

The Old Port of Santorini Cruise ships visiting Santorini usually anchor out and tender in to the Old Port. About 3,500 years ago in the Eastern Mediterranean a great Minoan civilization flourished. It was centered in Crete with towns and cities established on a number of nearby islands. From a number of archeological excavations weContinue reading “Cruise Port Santorini Greece”

The Port of Palma de Mallorca

Mallorca is the largest of Spains Balearic Islands and a major vacation destination for many western and northern Europeans attracted to its beautiful beaches. Palma is an ancient port with architecture showing the influence of Christians and Moors in its castles, fortifications, cathedrals and in the winding streets of the old town. If you likeContinue reading “The Port of Palma de Mallorca”