Tag Archives: Cruises

Lisbon: Looking Back, Looking Forward

Monument of the Discoveries, Lisbon, Portugal

A little over four years ago, we were planning a trip to Portugal. The plan was to stay in the Lisbon area for a week, before continuing on with another week in Tuscany. It was our first trip to Portugal, and in my Type-A way, I researched and found a place to stay in Cascais […]

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Tuesday Deal Day: Netherlands & Belgium Tulip Cruise

Antwerp Belgium

Travelers interested in experiencing the exquisite beauty of the Netherlands and Belgium ablaze with millions of vibrant tulips will love Emerald Waterways’ brand new Highlights of the Netherlands & the Beauty of Belgium cruise. Running round-trip from Amsterdam through northern Belgium, this picturesque eight-day voyage is ideal for gardeners, flower lovers and photographers alike, as […]

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Alaska: The 49th State

(As part of my quest to visit every state, I will be spending some time throughout the year highlighting each of our 50 states.)   Today is Admission Day for Alaska.  On January 3rd, 1959, Alaska (purchased from Russia in 1867) became the 49th state. Although Alaska is the largest state in geographical area, it […]

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You’ll Never Want to Leave: Hilton Union Square, San Francisco

It seems like everyone thinks about romance in February, but once Valentine’s Day passes, it romance gets short shrift. One […]

You’ll Never Want to Leave: Pantai Inn, La Jolla

For much of the northern hemisphere, January is winter and with it, the cold – often brutally cold – rain, […]

Introducing the Travel Reading List Challenge

Today I’m excited to announce the first of a couple of new projects that I’m launching for 2018 – the […]

2017: A Year of Travel in Review

While 2016 was a big year for international travel, 2017 represented a year spent enjoying destinations and activities closer to […]