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Explorer’s Scrapbook: Dragon’s Mouth Caves in Belize

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Dragon’s Mouth Caves in Belize

This image was captured in Belize City, Belize, on the “Raiders of the Lost Mayan World: Dragon’s Mouth Cave” shore excursion. We took an hour-long bus ride deep in to the dense Belizean jungle. The tour group in front of us is about to enter the “Dragon’s Mouth,” a cave leading to the Mayan underworld…   read more of “Explorer’s…”

Cruise Diary: Santorini and Athens

Cruise Diary: Santorini and Athens

Santorini, Greece Where do I start? This is the most beautiful of the ports, in our opinion. A beautiful and dramatic island. The ship docks in front of a volcano. This is the only port where we were tendered in by local tenders. Our options for ascending the 1000 foot cliff to the main town,…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Corfu, Greece

Cruise Diary: Corfu, Greece

On June 13 we took the Paleokastritsa & Corfu tour. In Paleokastrista there is a monastery of the Virgin Mary with only six monks living there and an Ionian style basilica. This resort town has beautiful beaches and views of the surrounding mountains. All over the area is a profusion of trees and bushes with…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Katakolon, Greece

Cruise Diary: Katakolon, Greece

While in Katakolon, Greece, we went on the Ancient Olympia & Museum excursion. We had a very nice drive to the Olympic site where we got a good view of the countryside and passed through the old and quaint village. The ruins at the Olympic site were much more impressive than we thought they would…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

iPhone iBlog: Copenhagen

iPhone iBlog: Copenhagen

A must do while in Copenhagen is the canal tour. Just looking at the architecture alone is worth the trip. — Jerrol You have to love an espresso machine rickshaw! Felt right at home with all the coffee shops. Jerrol Golden is Holland America Line’s public relations manager and currently is on board Ryndam.

Cruise Diary: A Walk Through Tallinn, Estonia

Cruise Diary: A Walk Through Tallinn, Estonia

Monday we left Eurodam bright and early and took a trip back in time to the Medieval days! Cobblestone streets, churches that date back hundreds of years, great shops, wonderful restaurants and many charming people in Tallinn. Our guided tour with Holland America took us on A Stroll through Tallinn’s Old Town to see a…   read more of “Cruise Diary: A…”

Cruise Diary: St. Petersburg, Russia

Cruise Diary: St. Petersburg, Russia

Day 1 Saturday was another early morning on the go for a quick tour of downtown St. Petersburg. The city is filled with great sites, excellent shopping and was a major celebration day for the city with parades and parties in downtown. Cheryl had a great day visiting a few of the malls and spending…   read more of “Cruise Diary: St….”