Category Archives: Cruise

Alaska Cruise

Reflecting on My First Cruise This trip was quite a few years ago from my home port of Seattle, but since COVID-19 is affecting the world, there may be no cruises to Alaska this summer…so I thought I should write … Continue reading

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Venice Italy

Lets continue to talk about cruising.  It looks like cruises will be shut down for many more months according to the CDC. There are so many places that you can visit on a cruise ship — and many of those … Continue reading

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Exploring Aruba on a Cruise

I thought the recent events of COVID-19 and the pretty much shutdown of all cruises was a time to reflect and look at what destinations I had visited based on a cruise that I have not posted about (yet). Cruising … Continue reading

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Panama Canal

I have referenced it so many times, but I realized I have never posted about what it is like to transit or take a cruise ship through the Panama Canal. Overall, Panama City is an impressive modern city. Unfortunately, on … Continue reading

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A Quick Stop in Costa Rica

After going through the Panama Canal, (yes, I know I need to add a posting for their, so stay tuned…) our ship stopped at a popular port called Puntarenas or Puerto Caldera. The big highlight was to take a river … Continue reading

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Visiting Cartagena Columbia

Latest retro post highlighting a quick stop and visit to Cartagena Columbia that was possible from a cruise ship port stop. A lot of people ask and wonder: is it safe to visit?  Yes, it is.  You can visit the … Continue reading

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Visiting the Greek Isles

Here is another retro post back from 2006 when we took a cruise around some of the Greek islands where there is so much history! Of course we started in Athens and visited the Parthenon, but the memory card on … Continue reading

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Exploring Ephesus Turkey

A retro blog from when we took a Royal Caribbean cruise around Greek and Turkish islands and visited Ephesus Turkey. Ephesus is an amazing historical place to visit where you can visit and see the Library of Celsus which is … Continue reading

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Visiting Haiti

I have now visited country #63 so far!  It could not pass up the opportunity to visit Haiti, learn a little, explore a little and maybe even go for a run! No, I did not fly down, I had to … Continue reading

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Diving in the Bahamas

I decided to go back to the Bahamas and dive again. I spent an evening in Miami and of course got a nice run to Miami Beach in the morning before headed to the cruise ship terminal. The first time … Continue reading

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