We awoke on our tenth day of travel in Monemvassia with low expectations. We knew nothing about the area and our view from the balcony offered a very nondescript harbor town and a causeway leading to a smaller island with steep rocky cliffs. We set forth to see what we could see by traversing the […]

Our ship arrived late morning in the town of Gytheio in the southern edge of the Peloponnese Peninsula. Converse to many people’s understanding, largely a result of clever tourist marketing, “the Peloponnese” is a peninsula and not an island. We decided to venture into the small port town and grab a taxi out to one […]

After a week away from home we spent some well deserved time at the ship’s spa after breakfast. We were very pleased with the appearance and services offered by Azamara. The spa on our last ship resembled a World War II infirmary. After our time at this spa we joined an excursion traveling to the […]

We arrived on the shores of Corfu, Greece with nothing planned for the day. One of our go to tips for travel include the ubiquitous red hop on hop off double decker sightseeing buses. We get it, you’re thinking that sounds cheesy, which it is if you interpret it as only a sight seeing bus. […]

Opting not to awake at the crack of dawn and observe the sail into Kotor, Montenegro, we opted with breakfast on our balcony with the breathtaking views all around. This was our second trip to Kotor and the natural beauty of the bay it is still stunning. After breakfast we joined a group visiting a […]

After two nights in Venice we said goodbye to our island oasis and headed to the pier. After a brief pause at the terminal we were onboard and Venice was passing by in the pier side and fading into the distance. We were pleased with the vessel, the Azamara Pursuit. Having had a disappointing experience […]

On day two of our adventure the time change had us awake early. That combined with the prior evenings wine pairings left us a bit sluggish. After a nice breakfast at the hotel we discussed our next days transfer to the cruise pier with the excellent concierge and then hopped a water taxi to Murano. […]

We touched down at Venice’s Marco Polo around 10:00 Sunday morning, quickly gathered our bags and met up with our driver who would shuttle us to the pier where we would catch our boat transfer to the hotel. The journey took approximately an hour total and was well worth the wait. For our stay in […]

We awoke early with anticipation and as with any trip a small list of last minute items to check off the list. The cats were remarkably calm and went about their morning routine. That being, we feed them and they go off to enjoy the morning light by their favorite window. As the last few […]

What’s the deal with the Tiger and Rooster anyway? The Tiger and Rooster go back to May of 2013 and our wedding at the W Hotel in Washington, D.C. Two of our dearest friends (shoutout, Guillermo and Lulu) presented the figurines to us and made us promise to take them on our honeymoon. Ever since, […]