November 2016

30 Fun Facts About Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada

November 29, 2016

In recent decades, Cape Breton Island, part of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, has developed a significant tourism industry. We’ve visited this island several times via a cruise ship call at the port of Sydney, and wanted to learn more. 30 Fun Facts About Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada 1. Cape Breton Island is […]

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26 Interesting Facts About Saint Lucia

November 22, 2016

In anticipation of an upcoming visit to Saint Lucia, we wanted to learn more about this sovereign island country in the Caribbean. It is located between the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean, northwest of Barbados and south of Martinique. 26 Interesting and Fun Facts About Saint Lucia 1. Covering 238.23 square miles, Saint Lucia is three and […]

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A Look Around the new Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Hotel

November 13, 2016

In July, we spent the last night of our 3-night post-cruise visit in the Netherlands at the new Hilton Amsterdam Schiphol Airport hotel. As with previous stays, we find this airport hotel very convenient for a 1-night stay before a morning flight out of Amsterdam’s busy Schiphol airport. The reverse is also true: the new hotel is an […]

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Cruise Port Spotlight: Anchorage, Alaska

November 10, 2016

Sailing into the Port of Anchorage, Alaska by cruise ship is a fairly unique experience. To reach this port, cruise ships must sail 180 miles up Cook Inlet from the Gulf of Alaska. This inlet is named for James Cook, who sailed into it during his 1778 expedition while searching for the Northwest Passage. In 2017, Holland America […]

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