European River Cruise – Budapest to Paris!

It’s not often that I experience bumps along the way when traveling. The odd trip, a bag is missing on arrival, but it always shows up. It’s always a great reminder to have insurance for unforseen situations. This trip had a small issue at the beginning. Our ship, the Avalon Visionary, was unable to sailContinue reading “European River Cruise – Budapest to Paris!”

The Crystal Cruise Experience

The beautiful Crystal Symphony was docked in Vancouver today, and I had the opportunity to take a tour. Crystal Cruises offer a variety of options for cruising, and this particular ship was heading for Alaska. It first went into service in May 1995 and has been renovated to become the beauty it is today. CheckingContinue reading “The Crystal Cruise Experience”

Thinking about traveling the world

Sitting at the coffee shop, I think about the next place I’d like to experience.  I love booking in advance for several reasons. First of all, it gives me the opportunity to research my destination. I usually have a list of things that I want to see and do while at a particular destination. LasContinue reading “Thinking about traveling the world”

Cambodia & Vietnam

September 16-30, 2017 Planning for this trip took some time. Our initial deposits were applied in March 2016. This ensured that we’d have enough cabins on the 36 passenger ship that took us from Cambodia to Vietnam. Visa’s were required for both countries, and were easily obtained prior to our departure. Our flight from VancouverContinue reading “Cambodia & Vietnam”

European Adventure 2015

This trip was outstanding! We started the adventure in Brussels, Belgium on August 20. We spent 3 nights at the Ibis Styles Stephanie. It was a great start. The hotel was in a great location and a good price. ┬áThere was a tram stop right outside the front door, but we chose to walk everywhere.Continue reading “European Adventure 2015”