What Can You Do on a Cruise?

What Can You Do on a Cruise?

Maybe the question should be, what can’t you do on a cruise?

The cruise industry has come a long way in providing entertainment and activities for their guests. It is no longer a place to just stuff yourself at the buffet, consume tropical boat-drinks, see a show, then have a few more drinks and a late-night pizza. Of course, you can still do all that but, there is much more to see and do. Continue reading “What Can You Do on a Cruise?”

Colorado Castles of Ice – The Dillon Ice Castles

Dillon Ice Castles – Dillon Colorado

Something amazing has grown in Dillon Town Park. Millions of pounds of ice transformed into a magical castle with tunnels and hidden chambers to explore. Spires of ice reaching to the sky. Ice slides zipping through tunnels of ice.

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The Carnival Vista Experience

Cruising the Caribbean with Carnival Vista

Suspended bicycles, rope courses, and a brewery… all on a ship! Meet Carnival Vista. Whether you are an adventurer, movie goer, trivia expert, or just looking to relax, this is the ship for you. We went on our 2018 cruise on Carnival Vista out of Galveston, Texas. The above photo is Carnival Vista and Dream docked in Cozumel. Continue reading “The Carnival Vista Experience”

Palapas & Chicken Drops in Ambergris Caye

Ambergris Caye, Belize

As we walked along the narrow strip of sandy beach, we passed simple homes and exclusive resorts. Some of these were beautifully maintained and inviting, others were overrun with brush and foliage, the jungle taking over what had once seen better days. The beach itself was choked with seaweed. Workers were tirelessly trying to keep it cleaned up in most places but, other areas had just been given up. Continue reading “Palapas & Chicken Drops in Ambergris Caye”

Iron Mountain Hot Springs – Glenwood Springs, CO

One usually thinks of a hot springs as a great stop after a day of skiing. We recently took a trip to Iron Mountain Hot Springs, Glenwood Springs, CO. Yes, it was summertime, but Debbie’s daughter and granddaughter were visiting from Florida and we wanted to check it out.

Iron Mountain Hot Springs - Glenwood Hot Springs
Glenwood Hot Springs

Iron Mountain Hot Springs opened in August of 2015. We came across their booth while at a travel show in Denver this past spring. Having previously visited the famous old pool at Glenwood Hot Springs Resort many times, we were excited about a new hot springs opening. Continue reading “Iron Mountain Hot Springs – Glenwood Springs, CO”

Paris, France – 3 Days in the City of Lights

Upon return from our recent Mediterranean cruise, we flew from Rome to spend some time in Paris, the City of Lights, so named because it was one of the first cities to have electricity. Continue reading “Paris, France – 3 Days in the City of Lights”

48 Hours in Rome – What You Should Know Before You Go

48 Hours in Rome – What You Should Know Before You Go

We recently spent a little over 2 days in Rome, Italy prior to embarking on a Mediterranean cruise. It was enough to scratch the surface and get a good taste of “The Eternal City.” Continue reading “48 Hours in Rome – What You Should Know Before You Go”

The Museum of Style Icons – County Kildare, Ireland

Museum of Style Icons - fountainMuseum of Style Icons - umbrella treeMuseum of Style Icons

Newbridge Silverware is located in a pleasant little industrial area tucked in behind a small shopping mall in Kildare, County Kildare, Ireland. Walking from the small parking lot, you pass a pale blue sculpture and fountain which appears to be constructed of heavy manufacturing equipment and… a tree filled with blue umbrellas! Continue reading “The Museum of Style Icons – County Kildare, Ireland”

The Spirit of Dublin – Teeling Distillery

Teeling Whiskey

In a country known the world over for its fine whiskey, Teeling Distillery is the first new Dublin distillery in over 125 years. Even more surprising, when Teeling opened in 2015, it marked the first time in nearly 40 years that Irish Whiskey was being made in Dublin. Continue reading “The Spirit of Dublin – Teeling Distillery”

Experience The EWE – Glengariff, West Cork, Ireland

The EWE Experience…

We parked in a small gravel lot surrounded by trees in the Irish woods. Leaving our rental car behind, we walked toward the entrance.

EWE Experience - Logo
Copyright © 2015 The Ewe Experience & Gallery.

We approached the somewhat overgrown gate and were greeted by a tall gentleman who reminded us of Lurch, the butler from the Addams Family TV series. He was not dressed in formal wear but, was poised and emotionless. He just simply asked, “How many are you?” “Four,” we replied. “That will be €25. Thank you, follow the signs.” Continue reading “Experience The EWE – Glengariff, West Cork, Ireland”