Cedar Key, Old Florida Lives On

If you travel west on Florida State Road 24 from Gainesville to where the road ends, you find yourself in a bit of old Florida. Out in the middle of nowhere on Florida’s northwest coast is the little village of Cedar Key with its’ population of around 700. A post office named “Cedar Key” wasContinue reading “Cedar Key, Old Florida Lives On”

Traveling Through Beaujolais

Spending a week along the RhĂ´ne in France. Traveling up the river from Marseille, through historic Avignon, Arles, the Roman city of Vienne and ending up in Lyon, France’s culinary heart. This trip included time visiting the Beaujolais wine region and a number of quaint Provençal villages. Located north of Lyon in eastern France, BeaujolaisContinue reading “Traveling Through Beaujolais”

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)”

Cedar Key, A Piece of Old Florida

If you travel west on Florida State Road 24 from Gainesville to where the road ends, you find yourself in a bit of old Florida. Out in the middle of nowhere on Florida’s northwest coast is the little village of Cedar Key with its’ population of around 700. A post office named “Cedar Key” wasContinue reading “Cedar Key, A Piece of Old Florida”

Thailand – 2 Days in Bangkok

We spent two days in Bangkok earlier this year as part of a month cruising around the South China Sea and those two days were the highlight of the trip. Visiting Bangkok is an exciting experience. The culture is rich and peaceful, the food is plentiful and diverse and there are many things to seeContinue reading “Thailand – 2 Days in Bangkok”

Hawaii – Planning a Trip

Hawaii is a destination on many bucket lists and if it’s not on yours you should add it. There are eight major islands in the Hawaiian archipelago so it is important to decide how to handle a visit. Our first choice is cruising as you are able to see several of the islands in oneContinue reading “Hawaii – Planning a Trip”

The Geology of Hawaii

Hawaii When you visit Hawaii it doesn’t take very long to realize you have come to a place like no other on earth. Isolated from continental land by at least 2,400 miles of ocean. It is blessed with year round average temperatures in the eighties and abundant rainfall. Its history is both ancient as wellContinue reading “The Geology of Hawaii”

Shave Ice In Hawaii

Snow cones go way back. We have memories of walking the boardwalk in Ocean City, MD with a snow cone in hand. Even before that we used to mix up concoctions with freshly fallen snow. More recently our children, and now our grandchildren, also love this icy creation. In Hawaii it has become an institutionContinue reading “Shave Ice In Hawaii”