Newburyport, Mass.: Very English in New England

Newburyport and Plum Island are excellent day trips from Boston.

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A really really cool small town: Berlin, Maryland

Berlin, Maryland Every now and then you discover a place that you know you should have known about long ago.  Berlin is one of those places.  It was near enough to where I used to live but that was many years ago.  It was near Ocean City, Maryland too.  Regardless, I had honestly never heard … Continue reading A really really cool small town: Berlin, Maryland

Exploring the Central Arts District in St. Petersburg, Florida

Discovering the Central Arts District A lot of travelers now want to get "off the beaten path" and in St. Petersburg, the beaten path tends to be along the beautiful waterfront of Beach Drive and includes the incredible Renaissance Vinoy Resort, Chihuly Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of History, Salvador Dali Museum, Mahaffey Theatre … Continue reading Exploring the Central Arts District in St. Petersburg, Florida

Downtown Cocoa and Melbourne on Florida’s Spacecoast

One thing I like to always do during any travel is to seek out the authentic part of any destination.  While it can be fun to see the recently-built tourist attraction or shopping destination it is always nice to mix in a little authentic or historic in any destination - provided it has it. Florida … Continue reading Downtown Cocoa and Melbourne on Florida’s Spacecoast

A port call to Chania Crete in Greece

A visit to the port of Chania in Crete This port of call is an easy one to navigate.  There is a bus that collects you directly a the port  that costs just Euro 1,50 each way.  It drops you off directly on the outside of the old port town of Chania. The first thing … Continue reading A port call to Chania Crete in Greece

An Affordable way to see Amsterdam, Netherlands

Haarlem - Amsterdam, Netherlands We had booked up our flight already and planned to take the train out and had two nights in Amsterdam to plan for. Quickly it was becoming evident that hotel accommodation in the city was going to be very expensive as compared to other destinations and even other European major cities. … Continue reading An Affordable way to see Amsterdam, Netherlands

An excursion on Mykonos Island on your own

Mykonos Town - Ano Mera - Kalafati Beach If arriving by cruise ship there will be taxis to go to the town right at the port - It was something like  5 or 8 Euros and not a long ride - but not something I'd suggest walking either and I've done walking from ports to … Continue reading An excursion on Mykonos Island on your own