Seattle – The Emerald City

Seattle – the beginning of so many fun adventures. There is much to see and do in this beautiful city. Where to stay? Downtown is expensive…..especially in the summer! Hotels near the Space Needle are a little lower in price. To really save money, consider staying by the airport. Taxi or Uber will take aboutContinue reading “Seattle – The Emerald City”

14 Things to do before going on vacation

Vacation time is finally here! You’ve researched what you want to do and where to stay. Made list upon list of things you need take. But have you really thought of everything? 1. Contact your credit or debit card company There is nothing worse than being on vacation and having problems with your credit orContinue reading “14 Things to do before going on vacation”

Icy Strait Point….Hoonah, Alaska

Icy Strait Point is Alaska Native owned-and-operated. All profits directly support the community of Hoonah…Alaska’s largest Native Tlingit village. The dedicated staff….many who call Hoonah home….is committed to providing a unique experience for every guest. You will be hard pressed to find a port that is more infused with local Native culture and hospitality. LocatedContinue reading “Icy Strait Point….Hoonah, Alaska”

Let’s visit Victoria

Victoria….the capital city of British Columbia. Named for Queen Victoria, the city is one of the oldest in the Pacific Northwest, with British settlement beginning in 1843. The city has retained a large number of its historic buildings…..the Parliament Buildings (finished in 1897) and the Empress hotel, which opened in 1908, are two great examples. The city’s Chinatown is the secondContinue reading “Let’s visit Victoria”

Cruising from Vancouver, Canada? Here’s some fun ideas for things to do in the city!

Vancouver is a vibrant city, with beautiful buildings and a plethora of things to do. It is a rare blend of big-city lifestyle and outdoor adventure. Where else can a person ski, sail and dance the night away, all in one single day? Not to mention all the hotels readily available for your vacation! The VancouverContinue reading “Cruising from Vancouver, Canada? Here’s some fun ideas for things to do in the city!”

Let’s visit Seward, Alaska!

Many cruises begin or end in Seward. What is there to do? Is it possible to stay a few days before or after? And how do I get there from Anchorage…or back? First, let’s get there! You need a minimum of about 2 1/2 hours to travel between Anchorage and Seward. The 125-mile trip betweenContinue reading “Let’s visit Seward, Alaska!”

Cruise Packing 101 – what not to forget!

Many of these items highlighted below can be purchased through my Amazon store… As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. PASSPORT! and other important travel documents, such as your vaccination card and Covid test.  I keep mine in a clear vinyl sleeve that I purchased on Amazon…. Keep these items in your carryon…youContinue reading “Cruise Packing 101 – what not to forget!”

My return to sailing!

I am so excited to share that I was FINALLY able to get back on a ship! My last cruise was on the Celebrity Equinox in January, 2020. On Sept 30, 2021, my daughter Erin and I stepped foot on the Celebrity Summit. The walk down the gangplank onto the ship was exciting and slightlyContinue reading “My return to sailing!”