Category Archives: Day Trips

Chile – Viña del Mar

­When cruising out of Valparaiso as we did on the P&O Arcadia, if you fly into Chile you land at Santiago. From there you need to find transportation for the 70 mile trip out to the coast. Cabs are pretty … Continue reading

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Santiago, Chile

Our trans-Pacific cruise on P&O Arcadia started from Valparaiso, Chile, which meant flying into Santiago, about 70 miles away. Port stops never last long, but when starting or ending a cruise you sometimes have the opportunity for a longer stay. … Continue reading

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Walking Boston’s Freedom Trail

If you have a day to spend exploring Boston, walking the freedom trail brings you to a lot of historical sites and unless you choose to go inside any that have a fee or donation box it doesn’t cost anything.  … 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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Victoria Harbour Ferries

When in Victoria and looking for something a bit different to do, the Harbour Ferries offer a variety of on-the-water options, and also serve as transportation for visiting places near the landing docks.  The harbour ferries have a base dock … 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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Taking a Twilight Tour in Forks, Washington

Take a Twilight Tour in Forks, Washington and see sights described in the Twilight book series including the actual homes used for the descriptions of Bella and Jacob’s houses in the books. Continue reading

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Boating with Dogs

It’s summer and boating season has arrived.  John’s boat spent a number of years in Canada, so it’s been ages since we’ve gone boating.  We recently had a rare Saturday that we both had free on a sunny day so … Continue reading

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White Water Rafting on the Wenatchee River

Originally scheduled for a scenic float due to the time of year, we felt quite happy when told we could switch to white water due to the excess amount of water in the rivers this year.  Not quite the peak … Continue reading

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Comedy Cruise

We wanted one last hurrah before the baby was born.  I was gigantic.  I looked like I’d swallowed a basketball. Plus a football, and maybe a little league team.  I was 37 weeks pregnant, and going on a comedy cruise … Continue reading

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