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Australia’s Blue Mountains

Some cruises start in Sydney, some end there, and some are round trips out of Sydney. When cruising to or from Sydney it’s nice to spend a bit of extra time there to see the area. Sydney has great public … Continue reading

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Italy – Messina and Taormina

Carnival Vista stopped in Messina, Italy on a Sunday. From the ship Messina looks like a pretty big city with lots of interesting old architecture within walking distance. Being Sunday though they made announcements that not much of anything in … Continue reading

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Train, Boat, and Bus Excursion in Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Our 17-day Panama Canal cruise on Celebrity Infinity made a port stop at Puntarenas, Costa Rica. Costa Rica lies in Central America between Nicaragua and Panama. The rather long cruise ship dock at Puntarenas crosses a long beach with dark … Continue reading

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Saint Kitts Scenic Railway

Like many Caribbean islands, St. Kitts once had many sugarcane plantations. Narrow-gauge railways often carried freshly harvested cane to sugar factories. In Saint Kitts the tracks that remain now host the sugartrain of St. Kitts Scenic Railway. This train carries … Continue reading

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Best Shore Excursions

Happy New Year to Everyone On New Year’s Day people tend to both look forward to the future and backward to reflect upon the past.  Since I don’t have my next cruise planned yet, I’ll stick mainly to reflections on … Continue reading

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White Pass and Yukon Railroad in Skagway Alaska

Skagway History Skagway began as a gold rush boom town during the late 1800’s.  Miners poured through town on their way to the gold fields of the Yukon.  White Pass acquired the nickname of the Dead Horse Trail as overworked … Continue reading

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Kuranda Scenic Railway

When thinking of Australia, the word rainforest does not normally come to mind.  Most people associate Australia with kangaroos, the dry deserty outback, beaches, surfing, and metropolitan Sydney.  Or perhaps the Great Barrier Reef.  We went to Queensland for a … Continue reading

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