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Cruising Tips & Tech

Considering International Travel Insurance

A recent incident and a conversation with a traveling friend highlighted the confusion and importance of international travel insurance. To begin most people consider travel insurance too expensive and on top of that they see it as very confusing and there’s truth in those beliefs. Please note that this is written with a focus on […]

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Europe General

Skagen, A Watch And A Town

Did you know you can buy a Skagen watch in Skagen, Denmark? Very fashionable and admired Skagen watches are sold the world over. Generally they are stylish, thin and not outrageously expensive. So if you find yourself visiting Denmark, maybe a stop at Skagen, Denmark would seem a natural thing to do. Skagen (pronounced as […]

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Cruising Tips & Tech

International Travel Insurance

A recent incident and a conversation with a travel friend highlighted the importance of international travel insurance. Please note that this is written with a focus on American travelers but we are also aware of similar plans offered in Canada and other countries, but you will need to explore options based on your home country. […]

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Tips & Tech

Keeping Houseplants Happy While You Travel

If you have indoor houseplants, they require care when you are away. Unlike cats and dogs, there is no kennel where you can take them and pay a set fee for someone to make sure they get the light and water they need. If you have good neighbors, you may be able to make arrangements […]

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Tips & Tech

Insurance & International Travel

A recent incident and a conversation with a travel friend highlighted the importance of international travel insurance. Please note that this is written for American travelers but we are also aware of similar plans offered in Canada and other countries, but you will need to explore options based on your home country. There are a […]

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Caribbean Cruise Itineraries Cruising

Caribbean Character

Many years ago on a Caribbean cruise we stopped in Roatan, Honduras. Our ship docked at a commercial pier only a short walk into the small town of Loma Linda. We went shopping in the local market, bought some ground coffee and a tee shirt, visited a local leather shop where they did everything by […]

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Europe

Barcelona, the Heart of Catalonia

Based on recent events, we thought it might be a good time to promote one of our favorite cities. We have visited Barcelona several times as well as passing through on our way to join cruises along with day stops while cruising. This city has so much to offer it belongs on a short list […]

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Cruise Tips Cruising Tips & Tech

Cruise Line Loyalty Programs

Five cruise ships docked in Nassau If your future plans include more then an occasional cruise, you might want to consider focusing your bookings on a particular cruise line because of the loyalty programs they offer. Benefits can include discounts on or even free internet, laundry, photos, cocktail parties and fancy coffees. Some lines also […]

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America

Georgia Wine Drive

Late last summer we spent a couple of weeks driving around the north Georgia mountains, hiking and visiting wineries. Georgia wines were a pleasant surprise. In general, their quality was good and the wineries were fun to visit. We had planned this trip for the spring but than had to postpone and didn’t update our […]

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Asia

Vietnam

Above-The Japan Bridge, Hoi An. Impressions of Vietnam Our recent South China Sea cruise made four stops in Vietnam. Because we were back-to-back cruising,  Phu My, the port for Ho Cho Min City was duplicated. We took advantage of two ship’s tours and an independent trip into Saigon with bus service provided by the ship […]