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Cinque Terre, Italy – is there not a more beautiful place?

After sailing through the Greek Islands, we took the next portion of the cruise along the Italian coast and French Riviera. Our first stop was the city of Livorno, Italy. From here, we could take excursions either into Florence or Pisa, but since we plan to be back in a year to see those, we ...

See the Perfect Postcard View from the Beautiful Greek Island of Santorini

After we had made our way from Olympia, our next destination on our cruise was to the beautiful Greek Island of Santorini.  Last Fall, we had visited Mykonos, so we knew the beauty to expect, but Santorini exceeded all our expecations... We arrived to the island just before sunrise....and you can just make out the ...

The Perfect Excursion When Visiting Izmir in Turkey – Travel to Kusadasi and the Ancient City of Ephesus

On Day 4 of our cruise after Croatia, and before our stop in Greece, we stopped in the port of Kusadasi.  Located to the east of Greece along the eastern Mediterranean Sea is the port city of Kusadasi, Turkey. It is basically a beach resort area, but it is better known as the launching point ...

Come to Norway and See the Fjords to Be Truly Amazed

Here is a funny story.  When we were booking our cruise to Iceland to Norway, we did not realize truly what a Fjord was, or that our first stop in Norway would be through one!  If we had known before we did our research after we booked our cruise, we would have been super excited ...

Travel to Iceland & the Arctic Circle. Does the sun ever set?

The main reason we decided on this cruise itinerary for our 10th Anniversary was that we were going to a place that frankly none of our friends had ever been to before.  A year ago, if someone would have asked me to create a list of the Top 20 places in the world to visit, ...

Picking the Perfect Day Trip from London – Travel to See the Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, and the City of Bath

At the end of June, we took a cruise that departed Harwich, England.  But, before our cruise, we enjoyed a weekend in London and sightseeing southern England.  Although we did not spend a lot of time in London, we know we will be back and can explore more of the city at a later time. ...