Beware of Travel Advisories

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. 😀  Beware of cold weather and rabies in Canada Have […]

Memorable Moments

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 […]

Disclaimer : Potty Humour !

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 […]

Our Travel Mascot

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 […]

Table for Two?

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 […]

A Whine about Wine

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 […]

Christmas Cruising

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 […]

In-Security

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 […]

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 […]