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 Google account, you already have this feature working for you wether you know it or not (we didn’t). It seems that any travel confirmation that comes to you through your Gmail is categorizedContinue reading “TRAVEL APPS Part 1”

A Bit Of History In Ocala, Florida

It’s unusual to come across an early nineteenth century stockade fort in the middle of a Florida town. Not something you expect outside of Disney World. But on a recent drive through central Florida that is what we found in Ocala. It’s a historically accurate replica of Fort King at its original site. Designated aContinue reading “A Bit Of History In Ocala, Florida”

Looking For Travel Inspiration?

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Port of Call Tenerife

Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands West of southern Morocco in the Atlantic Ocean sits a cluster of volcanic islands called The Canaries. The Canary Islands feature a rugged volcanic landscape known for the black and white sand beaches. Tenerife, the largest island, is dominated by an active volcano Mt. Teide, which has its ownContinue reading “Port of Call Tenerife”

Pickpockets and Purse Snatchers Oh My!

Getting pickpocketed is a terrible thing. If you travel often, the chances are that it’s going to happen. Even if you don’t travel it can happen. If you take precautions and stay alert the risk is greatly reduced but the fact is no one is immune. Some steps you can take to make you lessContinue reading “Pickpockets and Purse Snatchers Oh My!”

Beating Jet Lag

Dealing With Jet Lag In the last dozen or two years we have made a number of international trips. There have been times when we hardly experienced jet lag at all, but a few trips took days to recover. Our experience has taught us a few things including what causes the worst jet lag. ItContinue reading “Beating Jet Lag”

The Increasing Use of Stencils In Graffiti

As we travel I am drawn to taking photographs of graffiti. I believe that graffiti can tell you a lot about a place or perhaps about attitudes of residents and the authorities. It shows how people feel about the place where they live, sometimes showing pride but often displaying disrespect and even contempt. A lotContinue reading “The Increasing Use of Stencils In Graffiti”

Love Locks – A Pledge of Undying Love

Love Locks – Statement of Love or Vandalism? A SHORT STORY As we travel we have at times noticed collections of padlocks attached to bridges and other public structures. It wasn’t difficult to figure out what was going on by all the couples names engraved on the locks. But in the last five years orContinue reading “Love Locks – A Pledge of Undying Love”

Traveling, Emergencies and Twitter

Twitter and the Traveler in Emergencies Lately a few things have happened that have caused us to be more concerned about how to deal with emergencies while traveling in foreign countries. Letting family and friends back home know we are okay is one of those concerns. Most people know Twitter as a social message sharingContinue reading “Traveling, Emergencies and Twitter”

The Cruise Port of Bar Harbor Maine

Visiting The Cruise Port of Bar Harbor, Maine A favorite stop for New England and Canada Maritime cruises, Bar Harbor has a lot to offer. The town itself and waterfront are the major attraction with a number of shops and great restaurants to visit. Where Your Ship Docks Bar Harbor is a tender port andContinue reading “The Cruise Port of Bar Harbor Maine”