Rome Cruise Port of Civitavecchia

. Rome’s Cruise Port is Civitavecchia which is one of the Mediterranean’s Two Major Cruise Departure Ports. If you are spending time in Rome ahead of a cruise or are flying in, the trip to Civitavecchia requires some planning as it is not a short distanceGeneral The Cruise Port of Civitavecchia is a seaside city andContinue reading “Rome Cruise Port of Civitavecchia”

Port of Call Juneau Alaska

A Day in the Port of Juneau Probably the most isolated state capital in the United States and one of two that you cannot drive to (Hawaii). It is also one of the most frequented cities on Alaska cruise itineraries. Besides being isolated and the states capital it also has a lot to offer. WhereContinue reading “Port of Call Juneau Alaska”

Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse

People love statues from high art like Michelangelo’s David to ancient wonders like the Sphinx in Egypt that measures 66 feet standing above the desert floor. Or Christ the Redeemer in Rio standing high above the city at 2,453 feet above sea level. It seems if you are looking to really get noticed go BIG.Continue reading “Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse”

Florida’s Fossil Reef Park

A Short Story Discovering Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park Over the past few decades when visiting the Florida Keys we would drive past a dirt road with a locked chain link fence on Windley Key in the upper Keys. A number of years ago the gate, while still locked, displayed a new signContinue reading “Florida’s Fossil Reef Park”

Red Rock Inn at Zion National Park

Red Rock Inn  Located in Springdale, Utah at the southern entrance to Zion National Park I’m guilty of just neglecting to get back and write about this and there is no excuse since this is the most delightful B&B Inn we have stayed in over the last five years. Because the town of Springdale sits inContinue reading “Red Rock Inn at Zion National Park”

A Wet Day In Hoi An Vietnam

Hoi An Vietnam This quant town is one of the more popular destinations for travelers to Vietnam with its nearness to the city of Da Nang and some new beach resort properties nearby. Hoi An was recognized as a  World Heritage Site in December 1999 because of its architecture and history as an ancient trading port.  Continue reading “A Wet Day In Hoi An Vietnam”

Port of Call Roatan Honduras

The Caribbean Island of Roatan, Honduras Roatan is the largest of the Honduran Bay Islands in the Caribbean and is becoming a popular cruise itinerary destination. Like many Caribbean destinations it is recognized for its beautiful beaches, water sports, including premier scuba and skin diving, and modern resorts. To accommodate the cruise ships the HondurasContinue reading “Port of Call Roatan Honduras”

Paradise with a Twist – Key West

Key West Florida Key West is the exclamation mark at the end of the sentence that is the Keys. This town has been a magnet for adventurers, the famous and fortune seekers for well over a hundred years. Over the years it has attracted a number of the rich and famous including Ernest Hemingway, TennesseeContinue reading “Paradise with a Twist – Key West”

Having Coffee in Rüdesheim Germany

Recently we spent a little time in the very picturesque town of Rüdesheim Germany with a local coffee being one of the afternoons highlights. Rüdesheim am Rhein in the heart of Rhine wine country is a town that has become maybe too cute for words. A favorite day trip destination for area Germans, its streetsContinue reading “Having Coffee in Rüdesheim Germany”

The Port of Venice, Italy

Port of Call Venice One of the most popular ports of call on Mediterranean cruises, Venice (in Italian Venezia) is also regularly an over-night stay for many cruise itineraries and a port of departure for some cruises. It is an island city criss-crossed with a number of canals and is home to the iconic gondola.Continue reading “The Port of Venice, Italy”