September 2016

Exploring Local Foods of Taiwan With Taipei Eats

September 30, 2016

When we are visiting a city and want to get a taste of the local food and culture, we always try to book a food tour. There’s no better way, we’ve found, to get introduced to local foods such as the gua bao (a Taiwanese burger) being prepared in a local rather than tourist restaurant. […]

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25 Fun Facts about Sitka, Alaska

September 29, 2016

1. Sitka is Alaska’s first and oldest city. The area in Southeast Alaska was originally settled by the Tlingit people more than 10,000 years ago. 2. Today the City and Borough of Sitka, Alaska, encompasses 4,710 square miles, making it the largest city by land mass in the United States, with a population just under […]

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A Look Inside a Wheelchair Accessible Stateroom on Holland America’s Rotterdam Cruise Ship

September 24, 2016

When we booked an inside guarantee stateroom on Holland America’s 7-Day Canada and New England Discovery cruise on the ms Rotterdam, we had low expectations for our cabin. We booked our cruise only five days before its departure, in the lowest category, which meant we were purchasing the potentially least-desirable accommodations on the ship. Two […]

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Views from Walking Around Montreal, Canada

September 19, 2016

Prior to our 7-Day Canada and New England Discovery cruise, we arrived in Montreal a day before our departure, staying at the Hilton Garden Inn Montreal Centre-Ville hotel. The location was perfect for allowing us to explore Montreal by walking around. The colorful building above is the Palais des congrès de Montréal convention center located at […]

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