Paris From The Seine

Cruising through Paris on the river is one of the most enchanting ways to experience this incredible city with its historic architecture, famous monuments and remarkable beauty. Most visitors to Paris will want to add a cruise on the River Seine to their plans and there are a number to pick from. Champagne sunset cruises,Continue reading “Paris From The Seine”

Do It Yourself Cruise Tours

Weighing Port Excursions Against Going It Alone Many people like the convenience of a ship sponsored tour, but we are just not “guided tour” enthusiasts, even as we’ve taken on a fair number of them. To begin with, there are some land tours that just make sense under some circumstances. First is where there isContinue reading “Do It Yourself Cruise Tours”

Why Use A TRAVEL AGENT

You Get More Without Paying More If you weren’t aware, using a travel agent for booking trips involves no additional cost to you. Travel agents are compensated strictly by commission and their booking charges are exactly the same as if you had booked through an online travel site or directly with the travel supplier (resort,Continue reading “Why Use A TRAVEL AGENT”

Shore Excursions Out Of Sync With Reality

Short Stories Cruise lines and ships generally do a good job contracting with tour companies to provide shore excursions for their passengers and that can, at times, be a monumental undertaking. When ships visit ports on a regular basis the job of booking tours is mostly routine – same port, different day. Sometimes the portContinue reading “Shore Excursions Out Of Sync With Reality”

USING A TRAVEL AGENT

Get More, Don’t Pay More Why Use A Travel Agent? If you weren’t aware, using a travel agent for booking trips involves no additional cost to you. Travel agents are compensated strictly by commission and their booking charges are exactly the same as if you had booked through an online travel site or directly withContinue reading “USING A TRAVEL AGENT”

The Blue Mountains of Australia

A Sydney Day Trip to the Blue Mountains On a visit to Sydney, Australia we set aside a Sunday for a rail trip to the Blue Mountains. From the Sydney Central Station to Katoomba Station is about a two hour trip and if you go and return on a Sunday the trip is a superContinue reading “The Blue Mountains of Australia”

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Cruising and Tours

Cruise Ship port of Call Tours While we are just not “guided tour” enthusiasts, we have been on a fair number of them. To begin with, there are some land tours that make good sense to do. The first is where there is someplace you really want to see and even the bus trip isContinue reading “Cruising and Tours”

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, theContinue reading “The Keukenhof 2018”

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”