Category Archives: Randoms

The Fairy House

Some years back a miniature fairy house appeared in the woods on top of a stump alongside a trail through a park. Being one of the smaller horse trails it isn’t one of the most traveled trails there, but it … Continue reading

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Boarding a Cruise Ship in a Covid World

Boarding a cruise ship in a Covid world is nothing like the boarding process once was. First it starts with all the hoops you have to jump through before even arriving at the dock. Then there’s no more priority boarding … Continue reading

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Advantages and Disadvantages of a Do-It-Yourself Cruise

Taking a cruise on your own rather than booking passage on a cruise ship requires access to a boat – and at least one person who knows how to operate it. Owning your own boat is of course the easiest … Continue reading

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Curses, Cancelled Again!

Just after booking a hotel near the airport for an early morning flight to Florida for a Caribbean cruise, when I went to forward the info to my sister who is traveling with me I found a very scary email … Continue reading

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Another One Gone

Last spring I had a cruise with my sister booked on Celebrity Eclipse, which of course got cancelled due to Covid. My husband thought it was safe to book one for this November as vaccines should be available for everyone … Continue reading

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A Virtual Christmas Vacation

Christmas in Pictures When you can’t travel for real, travel vicariously on the internet. This was a real trip last year, now it’s a virtual one. One benefit of traveling near Christmas is seeing all the decorations – sometimes in … Continue reading

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Halloween on a Cruise Ship

Sailing on a holiday often means activities specific to that day and food you won’t otherwise see on the menu. Major holidays also bring decorations around the ship. For Halloween blow-up decorations are popular – after all ships have limited … Continue reading

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Social Distance Vacationing

After months at home people are going stir-crazy and want to get out. It’s a lot easier to do for those living in countries that have handled Covid-19 and are now not experiencing many if any new cases. Of course … Continue reading

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Covid-19 – It’s Not Over When It’s Done

While our world is stalked by a killer virus, some countries did a good job keeping their numbers down and others didn’t. A worldwide crises like a pandemic definitely shows what a difference how the leadership of a country responds … Continue reading

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Will Cruising Change Post Covid-19?

While all the cruise ships are sitting at the dock waiting for the world to recover from Covid-19, are they making any modifications to help prevent future outbreaks on cruise ships? They certainly have the time for it, but only … Continue reading

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