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How to avoid the Norovirus!

How to avoid the Norovirus! No one likes to be sick, and to become sick while on vacation is especially awful!  Which brings us to the dread Norovirus, the bane of every happy cruise. So first off, what exactly IS the Norovirus?  Wikipedia defines the Norovirus as a genus of...

New found Appreciation for the Tourist Train!

New found Appreciation for the Tourist Train! After a whirlwind tour of France, Italy and Spain, we have developed a new appreciation for a touristy, cliched standard in many European cities- the Tourist Train. It closely resembles the 10 and under train rides that can be found...

Our Travels – Barcelona to Marseille, France

Our Travels – Part 1 Barcelona to Marseille, France We have SO much to share about our Mediterranean cruise and tour of Spain, so we will break it up so you will not be overwhelmed.  Plus it will give us time to process the gazillion images we took : ). We were so excited...

Our Travels • Savona Italy

Our Travels • Savona Italy After a wonderful day in Marseille, France, we awakened to our next port of call -Savona, Italy. This is actually the Costa Serena’s home port. After a bit of research, it seemed that most of the touristy things to do were in Genoa. Costa offers a...

Our Travels • Naples, Italy

Our Travels • Naples, Italy Day three of our Mediterranean journey dawned beautiful and bright.  It was still chilly, somewhat to my disappointment, but the excitement of our next destination overrode any minor issues like a chill in the air.  Naples, Italy! The originator of...

Our Travels – Palermo, Italy

Our Travels – Palermo, Italy Our next port of call- Palermo, Sicily! Palermo is an ancient city with a very modern vibe. Since it’s founding in 734 BC by the Phoenicians, who named it Ziz (‘flower’), it’s passed through the hands of the Greeks, the...

Our Travels – Cagliari, Italy

Our Travels – Cagliari, Italy Our last port of call was Cagliari, Italy. Cagliari is an Italian municipality and the capital of the island of Sardinia. This was a surprise stop, since we were originally scheduled to visit Tunisia, in North Africa.  Tunisia was one of the...

Our Travels – Final Day (at Sea) on the Costa Serena

Our Travels – Final Day (at Sea) on the Costa Serena With 25 plus cruises to our record, we’ve developed a routine based on the 7 to 9 day Caribbean cruises that we’ve taken. There’s usually a day at sea at the beginning to explore the ship, detox from the...

Our Travels • Barcelona, Spain

Our Travels • Barcelona, Spain After our amazing cruise, we were excited to explore Barcelona. Barcelona is the capital city of Catalunya (an autonomous community of Spain) and the second largest city in Spain, after Madrid, the country’s capital. We took a taxi from the...

Our Travels • Tarragona Spain

Our Travels • Tarragona Spain As our son made his way back to school, we began the second phase of our European adventure.  We picked up our rental car and hit the road, our next stop-Tarragona! I chose Tarragona as our first stop due to it’s close proximity to Barcelona...
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