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Bonaire!

Bonaire is one of three islands that make up the catchy nickname: the ABC islands. This colorful Netherlands Antilles archipelago lies 50 miles off the coast of Venezuela and is comfortably outside the Caribbean’s hurricane belt.    Bonaire is laid-back by design. Large chain hotels have been kept out and eco-preservation has been enforced sinceContinue reading “Bonaire!”

Cruise Packing 101 – what not to forget!

Many of these items highlighted below can be purchased through my Amazon store….amazon.com/shop/travelswithmickey 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!”

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”

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?”

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!”