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National Parks that deserve a visit

If you haven’t visited your local National Park maybe it is time to do so.  Our Parks are so beautiful and are in almost every state of the US be it contiguous or island.  On our island of Hawaii (formerly known as Big Island) we have Volcano National Park on the Hilo side.  This is the home of the shield …

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Sydney Opera House Touring

This adventure started with visiting Sydney Harbor on my way to board the beautiful Oceania Sirena on 6 March 2017 for her inaugural circumnavigate Australia. Every visitor to Australia should see this magnificent structure of the Sydney Opera House. I had visited the Opera House before and had a short tour of the public spaces but this extensive tour took …

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Alaska, a land of beauty and adventure

My travels have taken me through the Yukon and over many passes, and I’ve been lucky enough to visit such “wild” places as Dawson, Chicken and Eagle. I have visited the University in Fairbanks and several fisheries and canneries along the way.   I wanted to share with you some of my adventures in Alaska, as well as other things …

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Explore Australia

 Have you been to the Land Down Under? I have 9 times and will make number 10 a trip of a lifetime by circumnavigating this wonderful continent. The people are so warm and inviting and what can I say about the unique animals! Kangaroos and Kookaburras are easy to spot when you leave the city centers. One of my favorite …

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2017 Trends from Travel Pulse

As 2017 is upon us, and there is already plenty to be excited for in the new year for cruise travel. However, there are still those things that we would like to see more or less of, and below is our annual wish list that follows. Less Charging for Internet Access It’s all fine and good that cruise lines love to …

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Cuba is now open for Visitors

Cuba is now open to the American visitor and people are starting to flock there.  This “forgotten” part of the world is now experiencing such a growth in tourism that is is amazing and astonishing.   Be one of  the first to experience Cuba as it was and before it changes and is “modernized” by the influx of people.the people are warm …

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First Time Cruiser Hints

Have your boarding “pass” and all your documents (passports, driver’s license, or id credentials) ready and in hand when you arrive at the embarkation port. Be ready to smile at the camera which will take your picture for ship board identification. You will use this card when you are making purchases, to get in and out of your stateroom, to …

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Quilting Cruise

It is said that quilting started in ancient Egypt and it flourished later when pioneers needed the quilts to keep warm. Today, all around the world, folks of all ages and genders are gathering together to pick their favorite fabrics and create beautiful masterpieces. There are quilting conferences, camps, festivals, retreats and now cruises. If you love to quilt or …

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