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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…

Our Pre-Cruise Days in Athens!
Our Pre-Cruise Days in Athens!

Our Pre-Cruise Days in Athens!

Steve (DOS) and I have had a wonderful 4 night stay here at the Grand Hyatt Athens. As it’s nearly midnight on our last day and I’m back in the room packing up for our Seabourn Cruise tomorrow, I told…

Sailing back to Vancouver on the Crown Princess!
Sailing back to Vancouver on the Crown Princess!

Sailing back to Vancouver on the Crown Princess!

As everything in life (both good or bad: “This too shall Pass”) eventually comes to an end, so ends this 10 day Crown Princess cruise. We had a wonderful time, and it was so nice to finally complete the Alaska…

Welcome to Icy Straight Point, Alaska!
Welcome to Icy Straight Point, Alaska!

Welcome to Icy Straight Point, Alaska!

Continuing on with our 10 day Alaska cruise on the Crown Princess, our next stop was Icy Straight Point. Of all the Alaska ports we stopped at, Icy Straight Point was the most unique in the fact that it is…

Windy Day at Hubbard Glacier, Alaska!
Windy Day at Hubbard Glacier, Alaska!

Windy Day at Hubbard Glacier, Alaska!

On Friday, our Crown Princess cruise ship sailed to and around Hubbard Glacier. Hubbard is the biggest of the glaciers visited by cruise ships, at over six miles wide and 400 feet in height, with another 250 feet beneath 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…

Exploring The Wailea, Kaanapali, and Kapalua areas of Maui
Exploring The Wailea, Kaanapali, and Kapalua areas of Maui

Exploring The Wailea, Kaanapali, and Kapalua areas of Maui

This post is a continuation of our pre-Christmas 2021 Maui visit. While we stayed in the Wailea area, we made a few day trips around the island during our visit. This post visits (and compares) the Wailea, Kaanapali, and Kapalua…

Blizzard on The Big Island! No power at Volcano House!
Blizzard on The Big Island! No power at Volcano House!

Blizzard on The Big Island! No power at Volcano House!

I’m writing this offline (no internet at the moment) at the Volcano National Park on the Big Island of Hawaii.  It’s Sunday, December 5th, and we’ve been on the Big Island for four days now.  In what is a moment…

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…