Cruise Port Quebec City

Old Quebec City is on a number of fall cruise itineraries. Starting in New York or Boston these cruises visit a number of New England and Canadian Maritime ports, go up the St. Lawrence Seaway, usually with fall leaves in full glory, and spend a day or two in Quebec City. The old city isContinue reading “Cruise Port Quebec City”

Exploring Lerwick And The Shetland Islands

Located in the North Sea one hundred fifty miles north of Scotland is the Shetland Islands. The largest island is Shetland Mainland with three additional smaller islands named Yell, Unst and Fetlair. Lerwick, the major town in the archipelago, is located on the east coast of Shetland Mainland. Most of Lerwick’s buildings are made ofContinue reading “Exploring Lerwick And The Shetland Islands”

Port of Call Icy Strait Point (ISP), Alaska

Icy Straight Point is a popular nature port of call on Chichagof Island that opened in 2004 and is only open when cruise ships are visiting. It was developed by the native Tlingits and is focused on celebrating the areas history, nature celebrates the Tlingit culture. It is the ideal location for exploring wildlife andContinue reading “Port of Call Icy Strait Point (ISP), Alaska”

Kissing The Blarney Stone

When you have a limited number of days to visit a country you just keep going, even when the weather turns foul. Such was the case when we traveled to Blarney Castle. Not so much cold but a good on and off drizzle. I’m still not sure what brought us to pick Blarney over aContinue reading “Kissing The Blarney Stone”

Nan Lian Gardens In Hong Kong

You shouldn’t visit Hong Kong without taking an hour or two visiting Nan Lian Gardens. These beautiful gardens cover over eight and a half acres in central Hong Kong. The best way to reach Nan Lian Gardens is to take the rapid transit (MTR MAP) to Diamond Hill station, leave through Exit C2 and followContinue reading “Nan Lian Gardens In Hong Kong”

A Hotdog in Vienna

Street Food Is Sometimes A Good Option We became”pen pals” with an Austrian couple after cruising with them a while back. In one of many e-mail exchanges, we told them we would be visiting Vienna which prompted them to send us a list of things to do while there. High on the list was aContinue reading “A Hotdog in Vienna”

Port of Call Manila

The Port of Manila Philippines Manila is the capital of the Philippines, an island country in Southeast Asia and a major city with a population of 1.7 million. It has been the country’s largest city for about 400 years. It sits on Manila Bay, on the island of Luzon. The Pasig River runs through theContinue reading “Port of Call Manila”

Cruise Port Quebec City

Old Quebec City is on a number of fall cruise itineraries. Starting in New York or Boston these cruises visit a number of New England and Canadian Maritime ports, go up the St. Lawrence Seaway, usually with fall leaves in full glory, and spend a day or two in Quebec City. The old city isContinue reading “Cruise Port Quebec City”

Hong Kong’s Nan Lian Gardens

You shouldn’t visit Hong Kong without taking an hour or two visiting Nan Lian Gardens. These beautiful gardens cover over eight and a half acres in central Hong Kong. The best way to reach Nan Lian Gardens is to take the rapid transit (MTR MAP) to Diamond Hill station, leave through Exit C2 and followContinue reading “Hong Kong’s Nan Lian Gardens”

A Wet Day In Blarney

When you have a limited number of days to visit a country you just keep going, even when the weather turns foul. Such was the case when we traveled to Blarney Castle. Not so much cold but a persistent on and off drizzle. I’m still not sure what brought us to pick Blarney over aContinue reading “A Wet Day In Blarney”