Beach, Snorkeling and Town visit to Cozumel Mexico on your own

One inexpensive shore excursion you can do on your own: Cozumel, Mexico As with past posts, this is to provide you with all you need to know to do a cheap shore excursion on your own in port.  Many cruise ships call in to Cozumel.  The last time we visited there we did a round … Continue reading Beach, Snorkeling and Town visit to Cozumel Mexico on your own

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Amsterdam to Rome via the Paris to Rome Night Train

Amsterdam to Rome via Thalys and Paris to Rome Night Train This may seem like an odd way to get to Rome but after exhaustive research and difficulty finding a cheap airfare or one that didn't require an overnight in Copenhagen, we opted for this rather strange way to get to Rome. There were some … Continue reading Amsterdam to Rome via the Paris to Rome Night Train

Messina, Sicily cruise excursion on your own to Taormina

Messina, Sicily, Italy There are many ships that call into this port and we recently traveled here on the Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas on a seven night cruise of the eastern Mediterranean run. The Straits of Messina are really quite nice to pass through and are very scenic. If you travel through them … Continue reading Messina, Sicily cruise excursion on your own to Taormina

Kusadasi Turkey Shore Excursions

Port of Kusadasi Turkey A lot of cruise ships call in at this popular port on the Mediterranean and we were excited to visit as neither of us had been to Turkey before.  As with most ports, we decided to do our own shore excursion.  We didn't need a visa and didn't need to pay … Continue reading Kusadasi Turkey Shore Excursions

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

East side beaches and bars on an island tour of Cozumel Mexico

Island Tour It is fairly cheap to hire a driver for your own two or three hour island tour of Cozumel.  For USD 60-90 you should be able to get someone.  As with a lot of things in Cozumel, it is all negotiable.  We used a licensed white taxi and the driver couldn't have been … Continue reading East side beaches and bars on an island tour of Cozumel Mexico