adventure / Carnival / Cruising / etc.

Is It Finally Time to Cruise to Cuba?

Several cruise lines are offering cruises that visit Cuba.  They vary widely in price as well as the number of days actually spent in Cuban ports.  I’m wondering if it is finally time for us to take a cruise to Cuba.

adventure / Mexico

Party Town Guanajuato, Mexico

Museo de las Momias Guanajuato Mexico

This was our favorite “hang out” town on our last Mexico trip.  Guanajuato has just the right mix of colonial architecture, varied geography, great climate, interesting sites, and just enough tourists to make it a fun place to spend a few days (or more.)

adventure / Mexico

Chasing Ghosts in Real de Catorce Mexico

Real de Catorce Mexico

Our first major destination on our Mexican ghost towns trip was the old mining town of Real de Catorce.  The spirits are kept a bay during the day by the crush of day trippers, but the area’s spiritual energy can be felt as dusk falls, or as you hike into the abandoned ruins that surround the town.

adventure / Airport Lounges / American Airlines / etc.

Mexican Ghost Towns and World Heritage Sites

Guanajuato Mexico

We have returned from our two-week trip visiting some ghost towns and World Heritage sites in the San Luis Potosi region of Mexico.  Because time was short, we did a whirlwind tour that included many bus rides, a car rental, and a lot of hotel one-night stands.  We’ve come back with an appreciation for Mexico’s smaller towns, and have both made New Year’s resolutions to improve our Spanish.

adventure / Airport Lounges / American Airlines / etc.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!–Short Blog Vacation Coming Up

I’m taking a couple of weeks off as B. and I travel down to Mexico for awhile.  We will be visiting ghost towns in the Mexican Sierra.  I’ll see all y’all the second week in January!  Hope all of you have a wonderful holiday with friends and family.

adventure / banking / Camping / etc.

5000 Mile Roadtrip Georgia to Quebec Completed!

Beach at Forillon National Park Gaspe

We just put 5000 miles on my new car by driving from middle Georgia to the end of the Gaspe peninsula in Quebec and back.  We liked the Gaspe but were also enjoyed New Brunswick and the Blue Ridge and Skyline Parkway drives.

adventure / Family travel / Georgia

Happy Summer Solstice! From the North Georgia Mountains

Happy Summer Solstice

Mom and I went to visit my sister who lives in the northeast Georgia mountains.  We braved the passage through the wilds of Atlanta to play in the cooling waters of the Chatooga River.  Long summer days allow for plenty of relaxing time in the mountains.

adventure / Family travel

Clear Water Springs of the Suwanee River, Florida

A Plunge Into Royal Springs, Florida

We did truck/boat camping along the Suwanee River in northern Florida.    We took the boat 22 miles down river to the Gulf of Mexico and visited four springs that we hadn’t seen before.

adventure / Award travel / Delta / etc.

How I Earned Delta SkyMiles On A United Award Ticket

How to Request Original Routing Credit for Delta SkyMiles

Our flights, which were booked with United award miles, were cancelled, and we were rebooked on a Delta flight.  When we returned home, I applied for and received Delta SkyMiles for these tickets. The Trip We decided to take a somewhat adventurous trip into Mexico’s Copper Canyon region.  There has been a State Department Advisory against travel in this region for some years due to fighting between drug cartel, which have resulted in numerous gruesome murders.  The train ride through the Copper Canyon has been on many travelers’ bucket lists and we not only wanted to ride the train,

adventure / Award travel / Delta / etc.

Copper Canyon, Mexico, Our Way–Finale–El Fuerte and Topolobampo

We finished our ride through the Copper Canyon at the colonial town of El Fuerte, then spent a couple of beach days at Topolobampo. We flew home from Los Mochis a couple of days after El Chapo was captured there. It was pitch black when we arrived at the El Fuerte station.  We had noticed on our GPS that the station was far from the town center, so we were happy to see several cabs waiting.  Our plan was to just get to the center of town and look for a hotel.  We shared a van with two other