Category Archives: USA

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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Key West

Key West is the only US island in the Caribbean and the only completely frost free place in mainland USA. The Old town part of the island formed naturally from a coral reef. The new town is man-made with landfill … Continue reading

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Back to Back From Different Ports

Lots of people take back to back cruises, often referred to as B2B. For anyone who flies to the port taking two cruises B2B means a cost savings on airline fees over doing the cruises at two separate times. If … Continue reading

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Things to do in Monterey

Celebrity Infinity anchored in Monterey, California outside the marina in Monterey Bay. A short tender ride brought passengers to a floating dock with a ramp up to the pier. Passengers exit the tender right into Fisherman’s Wharf, one of Monterey’s … Continue reading

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Bar Harbor

Bar Harbor (pronounced Bah Habah by the locals) may have its prime tourist season when people come to see the trees in their glorious fall colors, but it is a nice place to visit earlier in the season as well. … 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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