Beware of Travel Advisories


  The following article caused a chuckle or two upon reading. Maybe we all live in igloos and are ( eat?) nuts. As it was written five years ago, I thought the cautions may have changed; however, for the most part , they have not. :-D  Beware of cold weather and rabies in Canada Have [...]

Beware of Travel Advisories 2017-07-19T19:09:04+00:00

Memorable Moments


Past Present and Future ( Stay Tuned) Quirky , Crazy, and Utterly Fascinating Moments that one never forgets! An old Scots gentleman friend of my dad's from WW2 reciting Robbie Burns'  Tam O'Shanter as he showed us the sights of his hometown of Ayr, Scotland. The  twilight tour of haunted Edinburgh, and eating haggis at [...]

Memorable Moments 2016-06-23T19:56:54+00:00

Disclaimer : Potty Humour !


A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to ...the washroom . Experienced travelers know you can expect anything when answering nature's call. If your adventures consist of trips within North America, you may experience culture shock when venturing outside your comfort zone. Mind you, we have all experienced that gross washroom in a gas station [...]

Disclaimer : Potty Humour ! 2016-06-23T19:52:36+00:00

Our Travel Mascot


 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to ... Disney. To be more precise, it happened in the security line at Port Canaveral where myself, my husband " The Kow", my daughter and granddaughter were checking in pre boarding the Disney Magic last Fall. So there we were laden with suitcases and assorted paraphernalia one [...]

Our Travel Mascot 2016-06-23T19:13:51+00:00

Table for Two?


Mention the word “cruise” to a newbie and you may as well have said – not “romance”, not “adventure”, and not even “fun”… but “food”! I have been asked countless times, “Can’t you eat twenty four hours a day on a cruise?” “The food is all free, right?” Now I won’t deny that the Kow [...]

Table for Two? 2016-06-23T20:23:00+00:00

A Whine about Wine


Whenever one thinks about fine dining, you think about wine. Cruising has many opportunities for fine dining or just for drinking wine  - wine cruises, vineyard tours, cocktail lounges, nightclubs, champagne bars … River cruises extol the fact they have complimentary, and often local, wines at lunch and dinner. Some go as far as to [...]

A Whine about Wine 2016-06-23T20:39:52+00:00

Don’t think – just jump.


It’s been a while since there has been an entry to this blog. Since the last one there have been two voyages, one on Holland America’s Eurodam and one on the Disney Magic. The first was basically all work as it was for a convention  and  well, the second one, while quite enjoyable, was quite [...]

Don’t think – just jump. 2016-06-23T20:26:38+00:00

Christmas Cruising


Would you chose to cruise at Christmas? My daughter is already planning the next Disney cruise for December 2013 (we were on the Magic last month), and the Kow is ready to turn it into an extended  family group. Disney is one of the few ocean cruise lines I would consider at that time of [...]

Christmas Cruising 2013-01-27T03:01:44+00:00



Airports are fascinating places to while away a few hours except for one thing (but yes, the longest I have been imprisoned in one is about 6 hours so sorry to any of you who have been forced into overnight stays or longer – your views may be entirely different). They are like a seat [...]

In-Security 2013-01-27T02:58:56+00:00

Packing – an Adventure onto Itself


Picture this: a room that is set aside for packing. Yes, we have taken over most of a little used room in our home. It has a clothes rack for hanging washed and pressed clothing to neatly and conveniently await our next trip. And space for luggage. And an area to set out shoes etc [...]

Packing – an Adventure onto Itself 2013-01-27T02:58:24+00:00