Destinations

21 Fun Facts About Mormugao, Goa, India

March 20, 2014

We will be visiting the port of Mormugao, in India’s smallest state of Goa, via a cruise ship.  In preparation, we did a little research. Here’s 21 Fun Facts About the Port of Mormugao, in Goa, India 1. Located on along the Arabian Sea on the west coast of India, Goa is India’s smallest but richest […]

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20 Fun Facts About Colombo, Sri Lanka

March 14, 2014

In anticipation of our upcoming visit to Colombo, Sri Lanka, we did a little background research. What an interesting history to explore in this port city and island country. Evening View of Beira Lake and Colombo, Sri Lanka. Photo by Arvindkumarn. Here are 20 Fun Facts About Colombo, Sri Lanka 1. Colombo is the largest city […]

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6 Fun Finds at the New York Times Travel Show

March 6, 2014

We spent last weekend at the New York Times Travel Show at the Javits Convention Center in New York City. The show’s exhibit hall offers a terrific way to meet with travel companies from allover the world, and is especially useful if you are planning a trip to a new destination, or if you want to […]

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Visiting Sochi by Cruise Ship Before the Olympic Spotlight

February 19, 2014

Watching the Winter Olympics, we can’t help recalling our visit to Sochi, Russia on a Black Sea cruise in 2007. We were sailing on Holland America’s Prinsendam, and since Sochi was a maiden call for Holland America Line there was a ceremony complete with a band. At this point in time there was some tension […]

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