February 2016

21 Fun Facts About Ketchikan, Alaska

February 29, 2016

While a city with 8,245 residents would be considered to be small in most places, Ketchikan is the fifth-most populous city in the state of Alaska.   While the self-proclaimed “Salmon Capital of the World” might be a small in residents and in size at 5.9 square miles, Ketchikan, Alaska attracts nearly a million visitors each year, many of them arriving by […]

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A Look Inside the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel

February 22, 2016

Last December, we made a pre-Christmas weekend getaway to downtown Chicago, staying two nights at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel. We like the location of this hotel at 1 West Upper Wacker Drive in downtown Chicago, on the corner of State Street. From Chicago’s Midway airport, it is only about a 20-25 minute ride on the Orange […]

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A Walk Around Alicante, Spain

February 19, 2016

Last fall, while on a transatlantic cruise from Barcelona to Ft. Lauderdale, we spent a port day in Alicante, Spain. Located on the Mediterranean Sea, Alicante is a popular vacation destination on Spain’s Costa Blanca.  In this view from our cruise ship in the port, you can see Mount Benacantil with its Castillo de Santa Barbara overlooking the city. […]

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8 Hospitality Superstars on our Holland America Zuiderdam Cruise

February 15, 2016

We sailed on the 7-Day Holiday cruise on Holland America’s ms Zuiderdam to the Eastern Caribbean. The cruise was a terrific way to ring in the New Year. What made our cruise extra special? These eight hospitality superstars who delivered superior service to ensure that we had a great cruise. Deny and Suko are some […]

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