Cruise Ports

Overnight Trip to Bagan, Myanmar via Holland America’s Volendam

May 11, 2015

Last December, we sailed on a 14-Day Asian Holiday cruise from Singapore on Holland America Line’s ms Volendam. One of the highlights of the cruise was the three-day visit to Myanmar (formerly Burma.)  The Volendam was docked in Thilawa, the port city for Yangon, Myanmar, and we took three different shore excursions to Yangon, which you can review in detail […]

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Comparing 3 Marriott Hotels for Pre/Post Cruise Stays in Fort Lauderdale

May 3, 2015

We love reader questions. This one is from Pat: What is your experience, if any, with Marriott Vacation Club or Marriott hotel properties in Ft. Lauderdale for pre- & post-cruise stays, please. Marriott is one of our two favorite hotel brands when working on the road, and we’ve used Marriott Rewards points to stay in a number […]

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An Easy and Inexpensive Way to Visit the Panama Canal from Panama City

April 29, 2015

Last weekend we met our friend James in Panama City, Panama. Seeing the Panama Canal was a top priority during our brief visit. The best place to view the Panama Canal from Panama City is at the Miraflores Locks Visitor Center. We considered taking a Panama Canal tour, but found the tours to be expensive at $85 to $150 […]

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20 Fun Facts About Panama City, Panama

April 21, 2015

In preparation for an upcoming visit to Panama City, Panama, we did a little background research.  Panama City, the capital city of Panama, is located at the Pacific Ocean entrance of the Panama Canal.  20 Fun Facts About Panama City, Panama 1. With a total metro population of 1,440,381, Panama City is the largest city […]

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