18 Interesting Facts to Know About The Netherlands (aka Holland)

May 21, 2017

In anticipation of an upcoming trip to Amsterdam, we wanted to learn a little more background about the Netherlands, also commonly referred to as Holland. 18 Interesting Facts to Know About The Netherlands (aka Holland) 1. The Netherlands is a densely populated country of 17 million people located in Western Europe with three island territories in the […]

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Walking to Bar Island During Low Tide While Visiting Bar Harbor, Maine

May 19, 2017

We’ve visited Bar Harbor on Maine’s Mount Desert Island multiple times, most frequently via a cruise ship. In addition to being a popular summer vacation destination, the town of 5,200 is a popular port stop on Canada and New England cruises. The town of Bar Harbor offers a picturesque backdrop for exploring on foot, with a shore […]

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18 Interesting Facts About Liverpool, England

May 13, 2017

Located on the eastern side of the Mersey River in northwest England, the city of Liverpool has a population of 478,580, and is part of a metropolitan area with 2.24 million residents. Most people associate Liverpool as the birthplace of the Beatles. The band that began in Liverpool achieved 17 number one hits during their […]

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Culinary Walk in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

May 3, 2017

While sailing on Holland America’s 7-Day Canada and New England Discovery cruise last September, we visited Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. I took the 3.5-hour-long Taste of Charlottetown Culinary Walk, one of the shore excursions offered by Holland America Line. The tour began with a walk along the waterfront where our cruise ship was docked. Our local guide began […]

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