Let’s Go To Tasmania

Travel to Van Dieman’s land, or Tasmania as it has been called since the mid-1800’s, is now something to look forward to rather that a life sentence as it used to be in the past. This large island off the coast of south eastern Australia, and across ...

2018-01-22T18:20:13-05:00January 22nd, 2018|DESTINATIONS, LAND VACATIONS, OCEAN CRUISING|

Antigua

The view from Shirley Heights Have You Been to Antigua? Antigua is the larger of the Leeward Islands that comprise the country of Antigua and Barbuda in the Caribbean. An independent state since 1981, the country is promoted as a luxury destination to those seeking the warmth of the Caribbean sun and [...]

2017-05-02T12:28:59-04:00April 27th, 2017|DESTINATIONS, LAND VACATIONS, OCEAN CRUISING|

Cuba is More Than Cigars & Beaches

Cuba is a popular vacation destination especially with Canadians who flock to its beaches in the wintertime for an inexpensive holiday. With the country opening up to American visitors, Cuba may be on the verge of changing to accommodate many more sun-loving and curious tourists. Here are five things to do on your visit to [...]

2016-12-30T16:31:17-05:00January 28th, 2016|DESTINATIONS, LAND VACATIONS, OCEAN CRUISING|

5 Attractions of St. Lucia

A Favourite Cruise Ship Destination One of the favourite island port of calls of cruise lines, St. Lucia in the Lesser Antilles, is a small (200,000 plus square miles) island in the Eastern Caribbean. Covered in lush vegetation, hilly – volcanoes – it has a small native population of about 175,000 which swells with cruise [...]

2016-12-30T16:31:17-05:00September 30th, 2015|ATTRACTIONS, DESTINATIONS, LAND VACATIONS, OCEAN CRUISING|

Dracula’s Castle

Bran Castle, Romania Flying to or from Budapest on a river cruise vacation? While you are in Hungary, you should consider staying a few days to explore nearby Romania as well. Though a bit far away for a day trip (even two), you might wish to consider visiting  Bran Castle tucked away on the Transylvania [...]

2016-12-30T16:31:18-05:00June 29th, 2015|ATTRACTIONS, Cruisers Logbook, EUROPE, LAND VACATIONS|

Romantic Venice

A Gondola Ride Something everyone should have on their bucket list: taking a gondola ride in Venice. Evidently most people must think this way, as today there are about 400 gondoliers plying the waters of Venetian canals each day ferrying almost exclusively tourist clientèle. Gondola "stand" As everyone know,s Venice is built on a [...]

Dun Laoghaire, Ireland

A Town Named for a 5th Century Irish KingThe first thing you should probably know about Dun Laoghaire, especially if visiting there, is how to pronounce the name of this seaside town, situated about 12 kilometers and a short train ride, from Dublin. Our taxi driver threw this little tidbit into conversation as he drove [...]

2018-11-05T14:55:54-05:00October 2nd, 2014|EUROPE, LAND VACATIONS, OCEAN CRUISING|
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