The Traveling Steve's

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Touring the Sydney Opera House!
Touring the Sydney Opera House!

Touring the Sydney Opera House!

G’day Mate! Welcome to Sydney and our guided tour of the Sydney Opera House! We will also be touring around a bit on our own to the surrounding areas at the Circular Quay Marina and Rocks area located close-by here,…

Welcome Aboard the Pacific Explorer!
Welcome Aboard the Pacific Explorer!

Welcome Aboard the Pacific Explorer!

After spending three days in Adelaide, Steve (DOS) and I headed to the port of Adelaide for our five night repositioning cruise to Perth, Western Australia. Our Adelaide friends Manuela and Jenny were traveling with us on the cruise, and…

Goodbye Melbourne: Onward to Adelaide!
Goodbye Melbourne: Onward to Adelaide!

Goodbye Melbourne: Onward to Adelaide!

After staying a week in Melbourne, Steve (DOS) and I took a 3pm flight from Melbourne to Adelaide, Australia.  We had a driver schedule to pick us up at 12 noon, and even with the driver running some 15 minutes…

Long but Exciting Day Touring Luxor Egypt!
Long but Exciting Day Touring Luxor Egypt!

Long but Exciting Day Touring Luxor Egypt!

In what was perhaps our longest shore excursion ever, Steve (DOS) and I took a nearly 16 hour tour from our port stop in Safaga, Egypt to Luxor Egypt.  We had an early breakfast in the outdoor section of the…

Amtrak’s Empire Builder: Seattle to Chicago!
Amtrak’s Empire Builder: Seattle to Chicago!

Amtrak’s Empire Builder: Seattle to Chicago!

After 3 days in Seattle, Steve (DOS) and I took Amtrak’s Empire Builder cross-country for 2 days from Seattle to Chicago. This was our second cross-country trek on Amtrak, with the first one being from Chicago to Emeryville on the…

Review of Virgin’s Scarlet Lady – Part 1
Review of Virgin’s Scarlet Lady – Part 1

Review of Virgin’s Scarlet Lady – Part 1

Steve (DOS) and I sailed the Scarlet Lady from Miami for four nights to Key West and Bimini, Bahamas this past week as first time cruisers on Virgin Voyages. Here is our review, tips, opinions, likes and dislikes of this…

Dining out in Sarasota – fun dinners Downtown!
Dining out in Sarasota – fun dinners Downtown!

Dining out in Sarasota – fun dinners Downtown!

Steve (DOS) and I stayed in Sarasota a week on this Way-Cation, and enjoyed dining out each night at the nearby downtown restaurants. Although we had a car, it was much more convenient taking Uber the short distance to the…

All Aboard The California Zephyr!
All Aboard The California Zephyr!

All Aboard The California Zephyr!

Friday Feb 3, 2020 Steve (DOS) and I are currently on the California Zephyr, Amtrak’s cross-country train which travels from Chicago to Emeryville, California.  We left yesterday from Union Station in Chicago, and are currently going thru the beautiful Colorado…

Heading home to Florida on the Auto Train!
Heading home to Florida on the Auto Train!

Heading home to Florida on the Auto Train!

After a nice four night stay in Charlottesville, and a little over 3 weeks total being away from home, on Monday Steve (DOS) and I headed home on the Auto Train from Lorton, VA to Sanford, FL. The drive from…

Touring Wineries in Charlottesville VA
Touring Wineries in Charlottesville VA

Touring Wineries in Charlottesville VA

After leaving Roanoke, we stayed in Charlottesville, Virginia for four nights. Charlottesville is a two hour drive from Roanoke, and is a good stop-over for us when we are taking the Auto Train home from Lorton, Virginia, which is also…