A Tale of a Whale

Whale Watching In Alaska A Short Story A few years ago while on an early season Alaska cruise our ship stopped at Icy Straight Point. For a number of reasons we had decided to take it easy that day. The ship was anchored out and we had gone ashore early in the morning and tookContinue reading “A Tale of a Whale”

Port of Bangkok, Laem Chabang

Laem Chabang Cruise Gateway to Bangkok, Thailand Cruising in the South China Sea is becoming increasingly popular which normally includes one or two ports of call in Thailand. Thailand is one of the most advanced and open nations in Southeast Asia, and was once known as Siam. It is bordered by Myanmar (Burma) to theContinue reading “Port of Bangkok, Laem Chabang”

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”

Impressions of Budapest

If you haven’t given much thought to Budapest, Hungary maybe it’s time you did. This city can hold its own against any number of great European cities like Paris, Rome or London. There have been travel moments in our lives that just stay with us because they were so special. Strolling the banks of theContinue reading “Impressions of Budapest”

The Port of Honolulu Hawaii

Cruise Port Honolulu Hawaii Honolulu is a frequent stop for cruise ships repositioning in the Pacific, cruises going out of the west coast of the U.S. And Canada as well as cruising the Hawaiian Islands. It is the largest city in the islands, the states Capital and gateway to Hawaii’s most developed island. General HonoluluContinue reading “The Port of Honolulu Hawaii”

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”