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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”

Brewing Up a Monsoon in Puerto Vallarta MX

The American Craft Brewery boom has expanded south of the border…

Monzón Brewing Co. - PV
Puerto Vallarta – Home of Monzón Brewing Co.

Earlier this year, we took a two-week vacation in Mexico. Our goal was to check out two areas, Mazatlán and Puerto Vallarta, to determine if either was a destination we could see ourselves moving to. Without going into any detail, we both said a definite “No” to Mazatlán. Puerto Vallarta, on the other hand, I thought was a “Maybe”. Debbie was somewhat less enthusiastic about the idea.

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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”