December 2010

About to set sail on Holland America Line”™s Nieuw Amsterdam

December 26, 2010

This afternoon we boarded Holland America Line’s newest ship, the Nieuw Amsterdam and are waiting to set sail from Ft. Lauderdale. To the local Floridians, the wind and temperatures are cold; we consider the weather pleasant. Our departure is delayed until after 6 pm, waiting for guests with flight problems.  (A reminder of why to fly […]

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Destination Photo of the Week: Can you identify this historic shopping center?

December 20, 2010

Five famous muralists painted the central dome of this shopping center in 1945. This holiday season, Swarovski is sponsoring the decorations of the 40 ft. tree under the central dome.  The tree sparkles with 7,000 Swarovski crystal stars. What’s the name of the shopping center?  Where is it located? Hints: The shopping center is a […]

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Photo Friday: A Santa Gathering at the London Eye

December 17, 2010

Here, a  group of Santas await their caspule for a spin on the London Eye.  They are just a few of the 3.75 million people that annually ride the iconic London Eye sky wheel.    Originally built to celebrate the Millennium, theLondon Eye is celebrating it’s 10th anniversary in 2010.    On a clear day, you can see more […]

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