Destinations

15 Fun Facts About Halifax, Nova Scotia

June 25, 2015

Mr. Jones lived in Halifax, Nova Scotia for three years during college, and we’ve visited the Canadian maritime city multiple times together during the past 18 years. In anticipation of a return visit during an upcoming Canada and New England cruise, we thought it would be fun to conduct a little background research on the city. Here […]

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17 Fun Facts About Ghent, Belgium

June 21, 2015

With a population of 248,739 residents, Ghent is Belgium’s second largest city. Ghent is spelled Gent in Dutch and Gand in French. Since Ghent is located in the Flemish Region of Belgium, Starbucks uses the Dutch spelling on its coffee mugs. We learned these 17 interesting facts about Ghent before and during our late May […]

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20 Fun Facts About Antwerp, Belgium

May 18, 2015

We will be visiting Antwerp, Belgium during an upcoming trip to Europe. As part of our trip planning research, we learned some interesting facts about Belgium’s most populous city located on the Scheldt River about about 25 miles north of Brussels. 20 Fun Facts About Antwerp, Belgium 1. While the country of Belgium has three different official languages […]

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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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