Category: Cruises

It seems like forever ago since we planned an international trip and finally its happening. We endured two years of the pandemic, much of which made it nearly impossible to cross borders. We said goodbye one pet (our Little Old Man and star of the luggage photos) and picked up another (see Hank the Tank […]

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, […]

Day two in Mallorca meant beach time. We were toes in the sand and reclining our chairs by late morning at Palma Nova! We spent around 3 hours sunning and bathing. Here is a tip if you find yourself needing a restroom at Palma Nova. Do not waste your euros on the public restroom, no amount […]

After a day at sea it was back to the sightseeing on Thursday. The first half of the day we spent tasting some of Mallorca’s delicacies. First we sampled olive oil produced at a gorgeous estate outside of Palma and then toured a nearby bodega and vineyard. We of course sipped several of the Mallorcan […]

Our morning began as it always does on on board, breakfast on the veranda. We then made our way to the gangway and onto the tender to the town of Villefranche that served our jumping off point for visits to Nice and Monaco. We always enjoy the market in nice but this time we were […]

On Saturday after an hour or so bus transfer from Rome to the port city of Civitavecchia, we boarded Celebrity Cruises’ Equinox. The same vessel we sailed three years earlier on our honeymoon. After settling in and enjoying dinner in the main dining room we mingled with fellow passengers before heading to bed as the […]

Today’s grape, Shiraz! Terraced vineyards surrounded us as we docked. Such a contrast to the previous day and such a contrast to everything we’ve seen before in Italy and Greece.        We began with a wine tasting in the vineyards, took 2 bottles to go and it was off for chocolate tasting, at Valrhona […]

After an enjoyable and pleasant night out at a street side cafe in Vienne, with a group of about 20, we opted to sleep in a little (we weren’t the only ones) and spend a leisurely morning on the Viking Buri. ¬†While we sailed towards Lyon the culinary staff prepared a “A Taste of Provence” […]