Monthly Archives: November 2014

Cozumel Cave Snorkel

On a windy December day the MSC Divina pulled into the dock in Cozumel, Mexico. Cozumel Island sits off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, an area of Mexico dependant on tourism as its main industry and thus well guarded … Continue reading

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Maple Brown Sugar Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes or yams are a holiday tradition for most people at Thanksgiving.  Many people make mashed yams with marshmallows, but my family has a different holiday tradition.  This recipe works great for either sweet potatoes or yams.  The photo … Continue reading

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Carnival Splendor

While officially part of Carnival’s Conquest class, the Splendor is a unique ship in a class of its own somewhere in between the Conquest and Dream classes. At a length of 952 feet, with double occupancy passenger capacity of 3,002 … Continue reading

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Craigdarroch Castle, Victoria

Ever since a brief evening stop in Victoria on the way back to Seattle from an Alaskan cruise on Holland America’s Westerdam, my sister, Aunt, and I wanted to go back for a longer visit.  We decided to set up … Continue reading

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Skiff Tours from the Wilderness Adventurer

When taking a cruise on one of the big ships, any excursions at port stops cost extra.  Sailing with Un-Cruise Adventures has a great advantage there – the ship often has activities included with the cruise provided where it stops.  … Continue reading

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