May 2017

A Look Inside the United Polaris Lounge in Chicago O’Hare Airport

May 31, 2017

Yesterday, we had a layover in Chicago O’Hare Airport on our way to Europe. Since we were flying Business Class on United Airlines, we got to experience the airline’s new Polaris Lounge that’s located near Gate C18. In December, 2016, United Airlines replaced its BusinessFirst and Global First service with the new United Polaris business class and […]

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Packing List for a British Isles Cruise from Amsterdam

May 25, 2017

We are sailing on Holland America Line’s 14-Day Celtic Explorer cruise on the ms Prinsendam in early June. In addition, we will be spending five days in Amsterdam before boarding the cruise ship. We’ve been working to finalize our packing list for this trip. What to pack for this British Isles cruise that visits Wales, England and Ireland, plus […]

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18 Interesting Facts to Know About The Netherlands (aka Holland)

May 21, 2017

In anticipation of an upcoming trip to Amsterdam, we wanted to learn a little more background about the Netherlands, also commonly referred to as Holland. 18 Interesting Facts to Know About The Netherlands (aka Holland) 1. The Netherlands is a densely populated country of 17 million people located in Western Europe with three island territories in the […]

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Walking to Bar Island During Low Tide While Visiting Bar Harbor, Maine

May 19, 2017

We’ve visited Bar Harbor on Maine’s Mount Desert Island multiple times, most frequently via a cruise ship. In addition to being a popular summer vacation destination, the town of 5,200 is a popular port stop on Canada and New England cruises. The town of Bar Harbor offers a picturesque backdrop for exploring on foot, with a shore […]

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