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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Visiting Baddeck and the Alexander Graham Bell Museum from Sydney, Cape Breton Island

May 2, 2017

Last September when we sailed on Holland America’s 7-Day Canada and New England Discovery cruise on the ms Rotterdam, we visited Sydney on Cape Breton Island. This cruise port is famous for having the world’s largest fiddle. (Look close and you can see it in the photo above.) Sydney is a relatively small town that […]

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9 Interesting Facts to Know About Killybegs, Ireland

May 1, 2017

We wanted to learn a little bit about Killybegs, Ireland before our June via the ms Prinsendam on the 14-day Celtic Kingdoms cruise. 1. Killybegs is a port town of 1,297 people, located on the south coast of County Donegal. 2. Situated on a natural deepwater harbor, Killybegs is Ireland’s largest fishing port. 3. The name Killybegs […]

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Views from a Spring Day Walk in New York City

April 24, 2017

We spent a lovely day on Sunday walking around New York City. The sky was blue with bright sun, the temperature was comfortable, and the springtime ‘bloom’ was in full force. Best of all, we learned some new things about New York, and got a significant amount of exercise, which helped justify all of the terrific food […]

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