Istanbul & Izmir Turkey

Not my favorite places…to many people, too many hustlers and too much traffic. The video…  

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What Do Civitavecchia & Livorona Italy & Toulon, France Have In Common?

Day 10 – Back to Back Civitavecchia After 3 hours of dancing last night we only had energy for a short walk around the city which was much sunnier and with calmer seas from our previous visit. We walked through …

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“LUST” At Sea

Hoping to read of a steamy encounter? Not this time, however it stands for the acronym to mean: Love, unification, strength and trust all embodied in the production we saw last night of “Come Fly With Me” from the Parisian …

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Well…

Day 7 Mykonos, Greece The summer edition of “Mykonos Summertime” magazine has this to say about Mykonos: “Here in Mykonos you may have to stoop down to enter a home or a chapel, yet your soul feels light. Here you …

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Musings On A Back-to-Back Cruise

Day 1 – Back to Back Begins After yesterday’s day of sun we awoke to chilly temperatures and rain, thus my plan to explore the city and discover the reasons why she is so loved have been temporarily suspended. We …

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Ponta Delgado Video

April 9, 2013 Ponta Delgada, Azores Captured on Film  

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Aboard Holland America’s Ryndam (Part 3 of 3)

Never have we seen a cosmopolitan city closed and devoid of any action on a Saturday afternoon. We found the city to be unwelcoming and very dirty with evidence of uncurbed dogs at almost every step of the way. To …

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Aboard Holland America’s Ryndam (Part 2 of 3)

What this ship does best is found in her spacious dining room “the Rotterdam” here no expense has been spared. Ornate chandeliers, lush curtains framing the expansive ocean view windows. Elegant glass ware complete with fine china have all the …

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Aboard Holland America’s Ryndam (Part 1 of 3)

On our way to the Tampa cruise port we struck up a conversation with the seasoned taxi driver sharing that we typically cruise from the Miami Florida port and were curious to see how closely the picture featured on our …

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Nautical Terms

Did you know that many everyday expressions originated from nautical terms? Here are some examples… Aloof From the Old Dutch word “loef”, meaning windward.  It was adopted by English sailors in the 16th and 17th centuries, and in books of …

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