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Selecting A Cruise Itinerary

Todays cruise ships are like magic carpets taking vacationers on adventures to the four corners of the world. Travel in luxury while your resort moves to a new destination every day or two. What’s not to love? Join us and explore itineraries far and wide… The Caribbean Crystal clear, turquoise waters under cloud laced sapphire […]

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Tips & Tech

The Rise Of The Electric Scooters

Economical and Convient Transportation They’re everywhere… zipping down busy streets, running on sidewalks and racing past bicycles in the bike lanes. They’re lime green electric scooters and you will find them in most large cities in France and probably most of Europe as well. You’ll see young men racing each other down streets and  couples […]

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Cruise Ports of Call Europe

The Port of Venice, Italy

Port of Call Venice One of the most popular ports of call on Mediterranean cruises, Venice (in Italian Venezia) is also regularly an over-night stay for many cruise itineraries and a port of departure for some cruises. It is an island city criss-crossed with a number of canals and is home to the iconic gondola. […]

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River Cruising in Europe Part Two

A Cautionary Tale Part Two Note: See Part One Here Low & High Water We just got home from a European river cruise and it didn’t go as we had hoped. Sometimes the rivers experience high water conditions that prevent the long boats from passing under bridges. In our case, Europe has been suffering a […]

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Cruising Europe

River Cruising in Europe – Part One

A Cautionary Tale, Part One We had planned a river cruise across central Europe about a year and a half ago. You have to book way in advance as these cruises fill up. As trips go, this was the most per-day cost we have ever spent traveling, but everyone we know kept saying we must […]

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Europe Photo Gallery

Passau Cathedral Germany

Located in Passau, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, is a baroque church dating back to 1688 and dedicated to Saint Stephen, Christianity’s first martyr. The first church was built in 730 AD on the site of the current cathedral. The current cathedral is an impressive baroque structure dominating the center of Passau 328 ft. in length and […]

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Europe

Getting Around In Budapest

Click the map above to download our pdf Budapest Visitor’s Map re-imagined  to get you to the major attractions using public transportation. The first problem trying to get around in Budapest is the Hungarian language. While many Hungarians speak English you will find few maps, signs or streets in anything but Hungarian. If you follow […]

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Europe Restaurants &

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 a […]

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Europe

Two Days in the Azores

The first stop on the current itinerary finds us 850 miles due west of Portugal on a volcanic archipelago consisting of nine major populated islands. The islands are a possession of Portugal but are characterized officially as the Autonomous Region of the Azores (in Portuguese they are Açores). Considering the autonomy we found it odd […]

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Europe

The Keukenhof 2018

Amsterdam for the Spring Tulips The Keukenhof is coming and you can save a Euro or two by buying your tickets directly from the vendor, Ticketbar. If you are going to be anywhere near Holland this Spring you should do yourself a favor and look into a visit to the worlds biggest tulip festival, the […]