St. Petersburg, Russia – City and Catherines Palace

During our Baltic cruise in the summer of 2016, our ship was in port overnight in St. Petersburg.  We planned an extensive two day visit.  Prior to leaving home, we booked a private tour with for less than the cruise line offered.  We were also able to have our own transportation, driver and guide.  We sawContinue reading “St. Petersburg, Russia – City and Catherines Palace”

Exploring Skagway

In June of 2018, we decided it was time to venture out and explore a little further from town. We rented a car from Avis. They were very easy to find and was within walking distance of the ship. I have since learned of other rental companies in Skagway, but this company served us well.Continue reading “Exploring Skagway”

Road trip….Disneyland to DisneyWorld…with a few wineries along the way!

Driving along Interstate 10, we saw our first sign for a winery in Arizona and thought….why not?  We could taste our way across the US!  So….Erin did some research and found some in each state, except for Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama.  Those three states have wineries, but they were too far off our path.  😦Continue reading “Road trip….Disneyland to DisneyWorld…with a few wineries along the way!”

Tallinn, Estonia #traveltuesday

Last summer I sailed on the Celebrity Eclispe on a 14 day Baltic cruise.  It was amazing. One of our ports was Tallin, Estonia. Tallinn is a fascinating city.  The old town is on a hill and is an easy walk from the cruise terminal.   Most cruise lines offer busses also.  Even though Tallinn wasContinue reading “Tallinn, Estonia #traveltuesday”

My favorite things to do in Juneau, Alaska

Juneau is the capital of Alaska and is the ONLY state capital that is not accessible by road.  I love to get there by cruise ship!   My favorite things to do are browse the shops near the dock, go zip lining, take a whale watching excursion, explore Mendenhall Glacier or visit the Alaska BrewingContinue reading “My favorite things to do in Juneau, Alaska”

TripAdvisor 2017 Top B&B’s in the world.

Trip Advisor just released their top B&B’s in the world.  Five of the top ten are located in England.  The top B&B is Bindon Bottom, located in the village of West Lulworth, Dorset.  This charming Victorian country home is located close to Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door. And is also located near the World Heritage Site, the JurassicContinue reading “TripAdvisor 2017 Top B&B’s in the world.”

This is the best pool in DisneyWorld!

I just moved my youngest daughter from Disneyland to DisneyWorld.  Yes…you read that right…moved her!  She works for Disney and was transferring to Florida.  Living the dream! The drive took us five days.  Luckily, we had perfect weather.  Totally unlike what I left behind in Idaho, where we are experiencing the worst winter in 80Continue reading “This is the best pool in DisneyWorld!”

New blog site!

Hello everyone!  I have moved culinarywandering to my new blog….zest4travel. This blog will continue to be about travel, food and culture, but with a slightly less emphasis on food and more on the countries I love to visit. Join me as we explore new countries, visit old favorites and have new adventures.