Basseterre, St. Kitts

Next stop….St. Kitts and Nevis. View the YouTube video at \ In 1493, Christopher Columbus sailed by the island of St. Kitts. Although he named it Sant Jago (St. James), later Spanish explorers confused this island with another that Columbus named St. Christopher. As a result, the island became known as St. Christopher. The name St.Continue reading “Basseterre, St. Kitts”

St. Thomas, American Virgin Islands

I finally got the chance to visit St. Thomas…this has been on my bucket list for some time. Be sure to watch our video at the link below: St. Thomas is the gateway isle of the U.S. Virgin Islands in the Caribbean and is known for beautiful beaches and snorkeling spots. Founded by theContinue reading “St. Thomas, American Virgin Islands”

Pros and Cons of Hubbard Glacier, Glacier Bay, Tracy Arm Fjord and Endicott Arm Fjord

Previously, I wrote a rather biased view of Hubbard.  Many people have questions about the differences between the three options available, so thought I would give a quick list of the pros and cons of each Hubbard Glacier Pro: Hubbard, as noted in my prior post, is a large, advancing glacier.  The trip to the glacierContinue reading “Pros and Cons of Hubbard Glacier, Glacier Bay, Tracy Arm Fjord and Endicott Arm Fjord”

Bergen and Geiranger Norway

The final two stops of our cruise were in Norway….Bergen and Geiranger. Geiranger is a small tourist village in the western part of Norway. It lies in Stranda at the head of the Geirgangerfjorden.  Home to some of the most spectacular scenery in the world, the Geirangerfjord area has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site sineContinue reading “Bergen and Geiranger Norway”

Shetland Islands

Lerwick is Shetland’s only town, with a population of about 7,500 – although about half of the islands’ 22,000 people live within 10 miles of the burgh. Founded as an unofficial marketplace to service 17th century Dutch herring fleets, Lerwick took a long time to grow. Because of its illegal status (and alleged immorality!) theContinue reading “Shetland Islands”

Day Two – Iceland

Today we decided to explore Reykjavik on foot.  We took the bus from the ship, since we wanted to save our feet for the town! The tourist information center at Aðalstræti 2 is a good starting point. Aðalstræti is the oldest street in Reykjavík, and the point from which all street numbers begin: the higher the number, the farther fromContinue reading “Day Two – Iceland”

Reykjavik, Iceland

Iceland…a whole country to explore and only two days. Day 1…. We rented a car and set out to explore for as long as we could.  We wanted to make it to the famous waterfall Gullfoss, but got sidetracked at Þingvellir National Park. So glad we did!  Little did we know, Þingvellir is a site of historical,Continue reading “Reykjavik, Iceland”

Torshavn, Faroe Islands

After a lovely, relaxing day at sea, we arrived in Torshavn, Faroe Island.  Disembarkation was scheduled for 10am, but due to bad weather, we were delayed for a short time. Once we received the all clear, we boarded a tender and made the short trip to the island. The Faroe Islands is an archipelago and autonomous country within the Kingdom ofContinue reading “Torshavn, Faroe Islands”

What do I pack for Alaska?

Alaska cruise season is quickly approaching.  Many people are wondering “WHAT DO I PACK!”.  After cruising to Alaska 10 times, I think I may have figured this out. 🙂 First off remember….it’s summer!  Just because you are heading to the great northern region of Alaska, that does not mean it will be snowing and cold.   Sure, it willContinue reading “What do I pack for Alaska?”