Destination Discoveries

Visiting the World War II Memorial, and Other Sites in Washington, DC

December 8, 2014

Sometimes you plan a visit to coincide with a key event. Sometimes you don’t plan it, but get to experience a special day by random coincidence. Last weekend I was in Washington DC to attend a frequent traveler conference and to spend time with a friend who was also visiting from Alaska. After rainy, grey weather on […]

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Getting to Paradise: the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

November 28, 2014

Two years ago during Thanksgiving week, Mr. Jones and I traveled to the Maldives in the Indian Ocean. We used frequent flier miles to get two business class tickets to transport us there, and Hilton Honors Award Points to stay at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island. This was no easy feat but Mr. Jones is a […]

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5 Things to Know about Gallura in Sardinia

November 12, 2014

While we’ve been lucky to visit most cruise ports in Europe, we have not yet been able to visit Sardinia, the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea that is an autonomous region of Italy, and is located just south of the French island of Corsica.  European blogger Italo Rizzo did visit the Gallura region in Sardinia recently, and […]

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Exploring San Diego’s USS Midway Museum

November 11, 2014

Last month I took a 7-Day California Coastal cruise on Princess Cruises’ Star Princess, sailing round-trip from San Francisco. San Diego was one of the port calls, and I used the day to explore the USS Midway Museum and other surrounding waterfront attractions.  It seemed only fitting since San Diego is home to the US Navy’s […]

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