Places

Guide to cruise ports and nearby places to help you plan your day.  Points of interest and getting around are really important when visiting a new city.  Where to stay, eat and play in ports around the world.  For cruise ship shore excursion information, head over to Plan Your Cruise.

Cozumel Chef Food Tour Features Authentic Mexican Cuisine

Cozumel Chef Food Tour Features Authentic Mexican Cuisine

Cozumel Chef takes guests beyond the tourist restaurants. Those who know me understand my penchant for culinary adventures.  This was… View Post
Valletta, Malta Wins Third Place in Western Med Cruise Ports

Valletta, Malta Wins Third Place in Western Med Cruise Ports

  A UNESCO-protected port, Valletta, Malta won third place on the Top-Rated Western Mediterranean Cruise Destinations in Cruise Critic’s 2017 Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards.&… View Post
6 More Misunderstood Facts About Travel in Italy

6 More Misunderstood Facts About Travel in Italy

Be aware of these long-time myths before your travel in Italy. In the land of amore, pizza, art and architecture, travel… View Post
11 Misunderstood Facts and Myth-busters About Travel in Italy

11 Misunderstood Facts and Myth-busters About Travel in Italy

It’s easy to believe all of these, until you experience it yourself. Everyone loves Italy, right? It’s hard not to… View Post
Bar Harbor on Holland America Canada New England cruise

Bar Harbor on Holland America Canada New England cruise

Bar Harbor Maine is a gem of a New England port city. Our first night of the cruise from Boston… View Post
Elegant Bed and Breakfast in the Heart of Rome at the Spanish Steps

Elegant Bed and Breakfast in the Heart of Rome at the Spanish Steps

When my friend told me that his aunt owned a bed and breakfast in Rome, this was not what I imagined.… View Post
Try a Getaway to Historic St. Francis Inn St. Augustine

Try a Getaway to Historic St. Francis Inn St. Augustine

Stay a few nights or before or after your cruise from Jacksonville. It’s easy to overlook treasures found in our own backyard.… View Post
One Day in Rome – Make the Most of It.

One Day in Rome – Make the Most of It.

What to see in Rome with only one day to explore. A cruise from Rome actually departs from Civitavecchia, the… View Post
Cruise to Cobh, Ireland and Visit Blarney Castle

Cruise to Cobh, Ireland and Visit Blarney Castle

Cruise ships dock in Cobh, the closest port to Cork. Pronounced, “Cove,” Cobh, Ireland is itself a wonderful small town to… View Post
Portofino, Italy – One of the Most Beautiful Harbors in the World

Portofino, Italy – One of the Most Beautiful Harbors in the World

What to do in Portofino? With gorgeous weather, a full day meandering ashore is perfect. A sky that matched a… View Post
Cruise to St. Maarten and St. Martin – One Island, Two Countries

Cruise to St. Maarten and St. Martin – One Island, Two Countries

The very popular port of call on an eastern Caribbean cruise itinerary is the culturally unique island of St. Maarten/Saint… View Post
A Lovely Day in Lipari

A Lovely Day in Lipari

Post-summer, Lipari is definitely off tourists’ radar.  An island in the cobalt blue and teal colored Mediterranean and also the name… View Post
Eight Hours in Halifax Nova Scotia on a Canada New England Cruise

Eight Hours in Halifax Nova Scotia on a Canada New England Cruise

Five places not to be missed on a Canada New England cruise. This was my fourth visit to Halifax Nova Scotia… View Post
Portland Maine on a Canada New England cruise

Portland Maine on a Canada New England cruise

A cruise visit to Portland Maine is a wonderful way to spend the day. A typical Canada and New England… View Post
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