I’m posting this picture to remind myself of why I like to travel in Mexico. The young girl in the picture was part of a procession in the cathedral in Taxco, which like so many Christian rituals in Mexico also has a touch of the pagan. I love her smiling sweet face which so exemplifies the openness and friendliness of the Mexican people. Until today all our encounters have been wonderful. Today we were robbed on a city bus in Puebla. It was the perfect storm of carelessness on our part and the actions of a professional pickpocket. We
I’ve spoken often about how my travel interests have changed over the last year. I used to be obsessed with earning miles and points and taking advantage of hacks and tricks to build up mileage balances. My travel interests are now more aligned with actual travel, and not so much the ability to travel cheaply. The blogs I used to read were all about credit card churning and manufactured spending, but now I like to read about people who like to travel the way I do, and who are good storytellers. Here are two of my favorites: Technomadia I
We were to spend the days post eclipse leisurely revisiting some of our old haunts before we left Wyoming.
My little project “My Virtual Cruise Life” got put on hold as we got swept away in searching for and getting a boat under contract.
We have decided to buy a boat and cruise all or part of America’s Great Loop. This is a 6000+ mile route consisting mostly of rivers, lakes and protected intercoastal waterways. You DO need your own boat, however, so we are in the process of looking for a 36 foot trawler to begin our cruise.
The warm and friendly crew of the Empress of the Seas is a perfect complement to Royal Caribbean’s small ship experience. The professional and varied entertainment venues completed a great cruise experience.
Here are all the details about eating and drinking aboard the Empress of the Seas. I’ve detailed our experiences with My Time Dining and included hours of operation in the various venues. With very few exceptions we thought the food was great and I only gained about three pounds on this cruise!
This is my second post about our recent cruise on the Empress of the Seas. Today I will talk about the ship itself and how good things often come in small packages.
The Empress of the Seas is Royal Caribbean’s smallest ship, yet provides a great cruise experience. We sailed on her recently on a five-day itinerary out of Tampa to Mexico, and enjoyed the good food, excellent service and entertainment. In this post I’m discussing our trip down to Tampa Port.
I recently sent a cruise out for bid on Cruise Compete. I got three bids from different travel agencies and the prices varied by more than $1000!