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Cruising with Kids

Taking the family vacation on a cruise ship eliminates many of the issues of a road trip.  No more bored kids tired of sitting in the car whining “Are we there yet?”  Kids on cruise ships can run around and … Continue reading

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Bohol, Philippines

Chris and his wife Liza continue their vacation in the Philippines, diving and snorkeling in Bohol. The morning after leaving Anilao, we flew to Bohol.  There we stayed at the Vest Pension House.  The airport was a little way away … Continue reading

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Diving and Snorkeling, Anilao, Philippines

My son Chris recently took a trip to the Philippines with his wife, Liza, who is from there.  He was kind enough to share the story of his trip in a guest blog.   He sent photos from both that visit … 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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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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How to Speak Australian

How to speak Australian:  Fosters is not, so the Aussies say, Australian for beer.  On my first visit, the cash-strapped youngsters claimed everyone drank VB (Victoria Bitters.)  Now older and of better means, they prefer microbrews.  So apparently they all … Continue reading

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Hello world!

Welcome to my cruise stories blog.  My goal is to write entertaining stories of the cruises I have taken that also provide helpful information to other cruisers (or people who want to know more about cruising,) whether for a specific … Continue reading

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