Monthly Archives: August 2013

How to Fold a Better Towel Seal (or Sea Lion or Walrus)

The first animal in this series was the easy towel seal. When the stewards make that one on the ships, a lot of passengers aren’t quite sure what it is. There’s no mistaking this bigger, better, more detailed towel seal. … Continue reading

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Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau, Alaska

After visiting Glacier Gardens on a shore excursion from the Holland America Westerdam, our tour group piled back onto the busses and headed out to Mendenhall Glacier.  I really wanted to see Mendenhall since I had not made it out … Continue reading

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When a Vacation Goes to Hell

The Not So Random Bus Tour on Grand Cayman Island Ever since our last visit to Grand Cayman, we decided the next time we went there we’d take the local island tour. On our last visit I had a wonderful … Continue reading

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Bars on the Carnival Breeze Cruise Ship

I don’t get much first-hand experience in cruise ship bars (or any other bars for that matter) since I don’t drink.  The fact is though cruise ships have a lot of bars.  And a lot of passengers who like bars.  … Continue reading

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Visiting Glacier Gardens in Juneau, Alaska

Juneau has quite an array of things to do.  With Mendenhall Glacier as the tourist’s top choice, and Mount Roberts tram conveniently located at the cruise ship dock in the center of the tourist shopping area, multitudes of people visit … Continue reading

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