Category Archives: Day Trips

Sailing Boston Harbor

The Liberty tall ships have been sailing Boston Harbor since 1993. Liberty Clipper and Liberty Star are schooners modeled after ships of the 19th century. They run daily sailings seasonally, retreating to the Bahamas in the winter. They were still … Continue reading

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Boston Aquarium

After we finished touring the Constitution at the end of our walk down the Freedom Trail in Boston we decided to look for the tall ship sailing harbor tour we’d seen when looking online for things to do in Boston. … Continue reading

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Freedom Trail Revisited

On my first trip to Boston as a cruise embarkation port, I spent a couple nights there pre-cruise. That trip I sailed with a couple aunts and an uncle. We stayed at a hotel near the subway and used it … Continue reading

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3 Island Tour in Venice

We spent three days in Venice prior to boarding the MSC Lirica. We had enough time to wander around and see things, and to take a gondola ride. On our last full day in Venice we booked a 3 island … Continue reading

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Odlin County Park

There are all sorts of marine parks in Washington State’s San Juan Islands. Some are whole tiny islands, others are parks on larger islands with marine access. Some have docks, others are just accessible by kayaks or other small boats. … Continue reading

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Mount Pilatus Cable Car and Gondolas

While staying in Lucerne, Switzerland for a couple days as we worked our way from Zurich to Venice by train prior to a cruise that was supposed to depart from Venice, we took a day trip up Mt. Pilatus, which … Continue reading

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Mount Pilatus Cogwheel Train

Mount Pilatus looms large in the views over Lucerne, Switzerland. For centuries it was forbidden to climb it. Medieval legends had dragons inhabiting the mountain’s rocky crevices. From the right viewpoint the mountain appears to be shaped like a sleeping … Continue reading

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Capilano Suspension Bridge at Christmas

Capilano Suspension Bridge spans the Capilano River at Capilano Bridge Park in Vancouver BC, Canada. A free shuttle picks visitors up from 4 locations in Downtown Vancouver. In the wintertime the park is strung with lights for their Canyon Lights … Continue reading

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Hiking the Dungeness Spit

On the north coast of Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula, Dungeness Park near Sequim is divided into two sections. (Sequim is pronounced Squim – rhymes with swim.)The recreation area is a county park and has hiking trails and a campground where … Continue reading

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San Antonio Texas

You won’t find ocean cruise ships in landlocked San Antonio, Texas, but you can take a cruise there. We’ll get to that later in this post. San Antonio has interesting and historical things to see making it worth a side … Continue reading

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