Category Archives: Port City Side Trips

runDisney

Usually cruising involves a ship, but sometimes people cruise along on their own two feet. Sometimes those very feet take their people into races, and whether literally or officially, races can be a challenge. Disney World brings up images of … Continue reading

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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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Port Angeles Underground

  I always thought Seattle was unique in having raised the level of the city’s streets in the past and that the  Seattle Underground Tour was the only tour of the historic underground that once upon a time was the … 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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Dutch Oven Cooking

The how to’s of Dutch oven cooking, plus recipes for peach & pineapple cobbler and sheepherder’s stew (made with chicken, not sheep) Continue reading

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High Country Pack Trip

Many ports where cruise ships stop offer horseback riding as one of the shore excursion choices.  These day rides sometimes last as little as 45 minutes.  Guests sometimes dismount wishing they had a way to ride longer. Adventurous travelers have … Continue reading

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Leavenworth Washington – Bavaria in America

Many cruises leave from Seattle to Alaska during the summer.  Anyone who has a little extra time to spend in the area will find that Seattle has a lot to see.  With time to venture a bit farther away, there’s … Continue reading

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Jungle Bus Rainforest Tour

Standing in front of our hotel in Port Douglas waiting for a ride to the Daintree Rainforest tour, we all felt a bit surprised when a giant 4-wheel drive off-road jungle bus pulled up instead of an ordinary tour bus. … Continue reading

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Kuranda Skyrail

Dangling high above the rainforest of Australia, we looked down on the green canopy of trees, each one an individual mini ecosystem. Plants growing high in the trees gain access to light not found under the canopy. Lianas (vines)grow up … Continue reading

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