Destination Discoveries

6 Fun Things to Eat, Drink and Do in Albuquerque, New Mexico

February 24, 2015

Are you planning a visit to Albuquerque, New Mexico? We recently spent a fun weekend in Albuquerque. We’d the city before, but mainly as the place to fly into and out of on our way to Taos or Santa Fe.  Even if you are visiting Albuquerque for only a short while before heading to other parts of […]

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Views from Clearwater Beach, Florida

February 19, 2015

With snow and ice outside today, it’s easy to dream of being back in Clearwater Beach, Florida.  Here are few favorite views from our trip there during a long weekend in January. We flew into Tampa International Airport. The views are stunning even as the plane prepared to land. Blue skies and blue water everywhere. Within less […]

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Traditional Myanmar Dance and Dinner at La Planteur from the Port of Thilawa, Myanmar

January 21, 2015

We recently returned from a 14-Day Asian Holiday cruise  on Holland America Line’s ms Volendam. One of the highlights of the itinerary was a 3-day stay in Myanmar, with the ship docked at the Port of Thilawa about 20 miles outside of Yangon. On our first day in port we booked two shore excursions through Holland […]

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Sailing into Thilawa, Myanmar (Burma); Port City for Yangon

January 19, 2015

Myanmar (pronounced MEE’-an-mar) is a country in Southeast Asia that shares borders with China, India, Laos, Bangladesh and Thailand. It was formerly known as Burma, and Yangon was the country’s former capital.  After three Anglo-Burmese Wars in the 19th century, the British conquered Burma and the country became a British colony until 1948. Initially, Burma was as […]

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