Monthly Archives: August 2015

Dominica Island Tour

Not to be confused with the Dominican Republic, which shares the island of Hispanola with Haiti, Dominica is its own island.  Gaining independence from Great Britain in 1978, it remains part of the British Commonwealth.  Throughout our journey from the … Continue reading

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How to Fold a Towel Octopus

Once upon a time…OK maybe not as long ago as fairytales, but quite some time ago my daughter challenged me to make a towel octopus.  I figured out how to make towels into an octopus, but at the time I … Continue reading

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Sucia Island Beach Bonfire

After exploring around Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula and San Juan Islands, the Wilderness Adventurer made a final stop at the state marine park on Sucia Island.  Washington has a number of marine parks throughout the San Juan Islands.  Sucia Island … Continue reading

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Cruise Ship Decor on Carnival Splendor

The décor on the Splendor seemed so unusual that I decided to investigate the story behind it.  Its style seems somehow more out there than the other Carnival ships I’ve sailed on.  Probably due to the fact that it was … Continue reading

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Seuss at Sea

Doctor Seuss is on the loose – adding some more fun to the Carnival Funships. You can eat green eggs and ham at the Dr. Seuss breakfast. The kids on board have a great time in the Dr. Seuss parade and there’s storytime too. Add entertaining visuals to the classic Cat in the Hat story and it’s fun for Seuss fans of all ages. Continue reading

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Boston Trolley Tour and River Cruise

Boston, the largest city in New England and one of the oldest in the USA, was founded by Puritan settlers from England. The city had a key role in the American Revolution, which of course means it now has historical … Continue reading

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