Category Archives: Port City Side Trips

Disney World – Magic Kingdom

Usually visits to areas in the vicinity of ports are side trips to our cruises, but our cruise on the Carnival Magic was a side trip from Disney World in Orlando. Our daughter and her husband are runners and decided … Continue reading

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Disney World – Animal Kingdom

Unlike the rest of Disney World where the animals are all characters, animation, or wild visitors – like birds or squirrels dropping in, Animal Kingdom has actual live animals as a planned part of their exhibits. Of course it’s still … Continue reading

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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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