Symphony of the Seas

Royal Caribbean built the world’s largest cruise ship…again …..and you know I had to jump on and sea it myself! As the world’s largest cruise ship by gross tonnage (22,021 tons), Symphony of the Seas is simply massive. The Symphony is the 4th vessel in the Oasis Class. It is also in my opinion the […]

Juneau Dog Sled Adventure

During our cruise, one of the ports was Juneau, we booked a Dog Sled Adventure Tour, where we drove through the Tongass National Rainforest to get to a mushers camp, we were pulled on a summer sled by some excited Alaskan Huskies and Malamutes and learned about the sport of dog mushing by an experienced […]

Cuba

The opportunity to experience the culture of Cuba is one that is destined to make a lasting impression.  An American passport provides entree into nearly anywhere in the world…and now, for the first time in over half a century, Cuba is on that list. Havana nights, hazy with humidity, steamy with its famous coffee, hot […]

Barcelona

Barcelona, the cosmopolitan capital of Spain’s Catalonia region, is known for its art and architecture. The exquisite and atypical Sagrada Família church and other modernist landmarks designed by Antoni Gaudí are showcased throughout the city.  Work on the Sagrada Familia began in March 1882, based on a neo-gothic design by the architect Francisco de Paula […]

Cannes

Cannes, a glitzy resort town on the French Riviera is famed for its international film festival.  Life in Cannes is a bit wild during these two weeks in May, when scores of paparazzi, industry bigwigs and the world’s biggest stars are in town for the famous film festival. Avoid it if you can. The remainder […]