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.

An Autumn Canada New England Cruise Brings Unexpected Moments

An Autumn Canada New England Cruise Brings Unexpected Moments

An Autumn Canada New England cruise packs a bunch of surprises. This was a first for me: to see a… View Post
Pre-Cruise Stay at Park Hyatt Hamburg Review

Pre-Cruise Stay at Park Hyatt Hamburg Review

It’s a short walk to the city center when you stay at the Park Hyatt Hamburg. Hamburg, the Park Hyatt Hamburg… View Post
Family activities in Sydney, Nova Scotia on your Canada New England cruise

Family activities in Sydney, Nova Scotia on your Canada New England cruise

Nine family things to do in Sydney, Nova Scotia. At first I thought it was just an interesting, over-sized violin that… View Post
One Beautiful Island. Three Cruise Ports. Welcome to Jamaica

One Beautiful Island. Three Cruise Ports. Welcome to Jamaica

Jamaica runs on its own rhythm of music, food, its people and scenery. The mountainous Caribbean island of Jamaica is… View Post
Vibrant Vancouver Worth a Longer Visit

Vibrant Vancouver Worth a Longer Visit

 Part of the waterfront as seen from the 550-foot Vancouver Lookout. This beautiful city is surrounded by snowy peaks. Experience… View Post
Cruise to Dominica, the Paradise of the Caribbean

Cruise to Dominica, the Paradise of the Caribbean

The Nature Island, a cruise to Dominica is a voyage to an ecological paradise. Early morning, your first glimpse of… View Post
A Day in New York City and a Perfect Manhattan

A Day in New York City and a Perfect Manhattan

In search of lunch and a Perfect Manhattan. It was already a perfect spring day in Manhattan. I had plans to join… View Post
Top 8 Things to Do in Vienna on a Danube River Cruise

Top 8 Things to Do in Vienna on a Danube River Cruise

With only one day in Vienna, here are highlights to see. Planning a Danube river cruise ?  If it begins or ends… View Post
Five Unusual Museums in Cologne, Germany

Five Unusual Museums in Cologne, Germany

Eau de Cologne, Chocolate, Roman Ruins and Pop Art are just some of the unique museums in Cologne. As river cruises… View Post
Gold Dust Martini and London at Night

Gold Dust Martini and London at Night

Moonlight and Martinis in London. Sometime after dinner, on a recent visit to London, my British friend and I were wandering… View Post
Port of Cannes, the Glamourous Seaside City on the Côte d’Azur

Port of Cannes, the Glamourous Seaside City on the Côte d’Azur

Cannes, home of the International Film Festival, is a perfect cruise port for a one-day visit. One day in the port of Cannes… View Post
A Day in Vienna on a Danube river cruise

A Day in Vienna on a Danube river cruise

Visit Vienna for one day or overnight before or after your cruise. Planning a Danube river cruise ?  If it begins or ends in… View Post
Fun Infograph Guide to Caribbean Attractions

Fun Infograph Guide to Caribbean Attractions

Quick guide for what to do on your Caribbean cruise. I love colorful infographics and hope that you like this… View Post
Review of Hotel Barocco boutique hotel in Rome

Review of Hotel Barocco boutique hotel in Rome

Small, charming hotel near Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps. With Hollywood’s version of Italy as my only guide, I knew… View Post
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