Port of Call Roatan Honduras

The Caribbean Island of Roatan, Honduras Roatan is the largest of the Honduran Bay Islands in the Caribbean and is becoming a popular cruise itinerary destination. Like many Caribbean destinations it is recognized for its beautiful beaches, water sports, including premier scuba and skin diving, and modern resorts. It also has a growing number ofContinue reading “Port of Call Roatan Honduras”

Cruising And The Panama Canal

A Holland America ship enters a lock on the left while a dry cargo ship gets ready to enter the right side lock following a tanker through the canal. The best way to experience the canal is on a cruise ship. Generally these cruises start from major cruise ports of Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, San Diego,Continue reading “Cruising And The Panama Canal”

The NY Subway

Our approach to tourist maps is to simplify the information as much as possible and point out a number of key destinations in relationship to the rapid transit systems. We have produced a number of our maps for major cities in pdf files that can be downloaded, saved and/or printed. If you are intending aContinue reading “The NY Subway”

A Visit To The Holy Land Part 1 of 3

Jerusalem For what should be an insignificant piece of land sitting at a crossroads going from someplace to someplace else, this spot has historically been the center of a lot of attention. In planning for this trip we did a deep dive into the history of this city and for a five thousand year historyContinue reading “A Visit To The Holy Land Part 1 of 3”

Celebrity Cruise Ships

Celebrity Cruise Line Celebrity Cruises was founded in 1988 by the Greece-based Chandris Group. In 1997, Celebrity Cruises Ltd. merged with Royal Caribbean Cruise Line to form Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., and has been a wholly owned subsidiary of the latter since then. The company has its headquarters in Miami, Florida. Celebrity’s signature logo isContinue reading “Celebrity Cruise Ships”

Bastille Day In Paris

A Short Story An Unexpected Bastille Day Opportunity We had been traveling through southern France for a week and intended to finish with a few days in Paris since that was where we would catch our flight home. When we planned this trip we hadn’t realized that July 14th was Bastille Day. When we learnedContinue reading “Bastille Day In Paris”

Airline Baggage Fees

Please note: Recently (April 21, 2020) a number of airlines have revised their baggage fees. For example American Airlines has started charging $70 – $100 per bag on economy tickets on some international flights. It will take some time for us to research and update our information so please double check with airlines before booking.Continue reading “Airline Baggage Fees”

TRAVEL APPS Part 1

Travel Apps, Records And Plans Google Travel Intrusive or helpful? It’s all a matter of perspective. If you have a Gmail and a Google account, you already have this feature working for you if you know it or not (we didn’t). It seems that any travel confirmation that comes to you through your Gmail isContinue reading “TRAVEL APPS Part 1”