TSA and the Cute Sequined Top

A Cautionary Tale My wife has a sequined top that she has worn while traveling a few times. I don’t believe there is anything seriously metallic in the sequins and it has made its way through a number of airport metal detectors. But on a recent trip all hell seemed to break out over thisContinue reading “TSA and the Cute Sequined Top”

The Art and Science of Packing for a Trip

Traveling light can become a lifestyle once you begin focusing your attention on available options and planning for the trips needs. Traveling with lighter, easily rinsable, multi-purpose clothes actually makes the trip much easier on you when you no longer are hauling around oversized and heavy luggage. Please Note: Most items shown on this pageContinue reading “The Art and Science of Packing for a Trip”

Get Out There – Even Farther Out There

There once was a time when vacations were two weeks at the beach or mountains and an ultimate trip was a whirlwind tour of Europe. Those were our parents holidays, now experienced travelers are looking for longer and more exotic adventures and travel companies are eager to help. Use the links below to visit someContinue reading “Get Out There – Even Farther Out There”

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”

Coronavirus (COVID-19) An Index

Information on the coronavirus, cruising and staying safe and healthy. For a couple of weeks we’ve been doing research and posting information regarding this pandemic. This is an index to our current information. Keep up to date with our articles, join today. General information about the history and spread and response to the coronavirus. TravelingContinue reading “Coronavirus (COVID-19) An Index”

Cruise And Travel Insurance In Light Of COVID-19

A Number Of New Articles Are Now Recommending “Cancel for Any Reason” Insurance The fact is most travel insurance policies only reimburse you for canceling your cruise under specifically identified conditions. Most of those involve medical issues with you or immediate family. Some policies also provide for work related emergencies. Based on our experience withContinue reading “Cruise And Travel Insurance In Light Of COVID-19”

7 Medications That Can Help You Recover

Cruising and the Risk of Contagion Part III Carrying Medications and Being Prepared An Ounce Of Prevention Our first line of defense is improving our immune system before we get sick and that starts with vitamin C. Several weeks before a trip we start taking it. Around 1970, Nobel prize winner Linus Pauling (chemistry andContinue reading “7 Medications That Can Help You Recover”

5 Ways To Avoid Getting Sick While Traveling

Cruising and the Risk of Contagion Part II How To Avoid Getting Sick While Traveling It’s not just cruise ships that provide an environment that allows for the spread of disease. Any public space that brings large numbers of people together in close quarters offers an increased chance of getting sick. Anyone who has hadContinue reading “5 Ways To Avoid Getting Sick While Traveling”

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”