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Welcome Aboard the (delayed) Majestic Princess in Sydney!
Welcome Aboard the (delayed) Majestic Princess in Sydney!

Welcome Aboard the (delayed) Majestic Princess in Sydney!

After traveling around Australia for the last 3 weeks, it was time to say goodbye to Sydney and board the Majestic Princess for a 9 night repositioning cruise to Auckland, with several stops in New Zealand along the way. We…

Day Trip to Manly Beach!
Day Trip to Manly Beach!

Day Trip to Manly Beach!

Steve (DOS) and I took a day trip to Manly Beach on a Monday morning during our stay in Sydney. We honestly didn’t know what to expect, but I figured most people were just heading to the beach! Wow, was…

Qantas Flight from Perth to Sydney!
Qantas Flight from Perth to Sydney!

Qantas Flight from Perth to Sydney!

After spending three wonderful days in Perth, Steve (DOS) and I flew cross-country across Australia via QANTAS Airways from Perth to Sydney. We first said bye to our friends Michael and Tracey at the Hyatt Regency Hotel Perth where we…

Chocolate, Cheese, and Wine Tasting in the Yarra Valley with a German Dinner!
Chocolate, Cheese, and Wine Tasting in the Yarra Valley with a German Dinner!

Chocolate, Cheese, and Wine Tasting in the Yarra Valley with a German Dinner!

Yarra Valley Chocolateria: The next day (Saturday) our friend Ian drove us around in his large SUV vehicle to several places outside of Melbourne for a multi-hop around the Yarra Valley. We first went to a huge chocolate factory, which…

Spa Day and Dinner at Peninsula Hot Springs!
Spa Day and Dinner at Peninsula Hot Springs!

Spa Day and Dinner at Peninsula Hot Springs!

After a free day on our own in Melbourne, we met our good friends Ian and Rosemary at the Grand Hyatt here in Melbourne on Thursday. I first met Ian and Rosemary way back on my first trip to Australia…

First Full Day in Melbourne, Australia!
First Full Day in Melbourne, Australia!

First Full Day in Melbourne, Australia!

After a good night’s rest, Steve (DOS) and I both felt refreshed from the long trip from Doha to Melbourne yesterday. We have a nice suite in the Grand Hyatt Melbourne, which is on the 29th floor off of prestigious…

Overnight Layover at Houston (IAH Airport Marriott) En Route to Doha
Overnight Layover at Houston (IAH Airport Marriott) En Route to Doha

Overnight Layover at Houston (IAH Airport Marriott) En Route to Doha

It’s Wednesday March 13th, and I’m writing this from our flight from Charlotte (CLT) to Houston (IAH) on American Airlines flight.  We started our day with a nice buffet breakfast at the Orlando Hyatt Regency where we stayed last night. …

Flying home on New Year’s Eve and Day. Happy New Year 2024!
Flying home on New Year’s Eve and Day.  Happy New Year 2024!

Flying home on New Year’s Eve and Day. Happy New Year 2024!

(NOTE: It’s now January 28th and I’m currently in a Rehab Hospital in Orlando. This New Year’s Eve post was mostly written a while back and I’m just now posting it; which covers the end of our trip back from Singapore. I’m…

Happy New Year’s Eve 2023 from Singapore Airport!
Happy New Year’s Eve 2023 from Singapore Airport!

Happy New Year’s Eve 2023 from Singapore Airport!

It’s now December 31, 2023 as I write this from the Singapore Kris Silver Lounge in Terminal 2 at Singapore Airport. (Sorry for any typos; I didn’t get a change to proof-read this before our flight). Steve (DOS) and I are…