9-Day Scandinavia Russia and Baltic Cruise Travel Blog

My third cruise was with Norwegian Cruise Line again and this time was to visit cities on the Baltic Sea. I set sail on the Norwegian Getaway from Copenhagen on an exciting vacation that was filled with history, art, and culture. Click on the linked headings to read more about each city. St. Petersburg, Russia... Continue Reading →

Tallinn, Estonia Travel Blog

Tallinn is the capital city of Estonia that is extremely photogenic with wonderful sights that include ancient churches, medieval streetscapes, and noble merchants' houses. I really loved how walkable the Old Town is. On every single street, there was something beautiful to see. Tallinn definitely ranks very high on my list of European cities and... Continue Reading →

Visby, Sweden Travel Blog

Visby is the one stop on the cruise that pleasantly surprised me. Visby is Scandinavia's best-preserved medieval town. It was a very photogenic destination with cobbled streets, pastel cottages, and historic buildings within the city walls. It has beautiful ruined Gothic churches. I visited during Medieval Week, which is definitely the week to go! I... Continue Reading →

Helsinki, Finland Travel Blog

Helsinki is the capital and most populous city of Finland located on the shore of the Gulf of Finland. It is a vibrant seaside city of beautiful islands and great green parks. Since I only had one day in Helsinki, I tried to fit in as much as possible. I started the morning off by... Continue Reading →

Cozumel, Mexico Travel Blog

Puerta Maya Puerta Maya Cruise Terminal Puerta Maya sign Puerta Maya Cruise Terminal Senor Frogs Cozumel Sign Cruise Port Delicious Mexican Lunch Mexico had awesome greeters Three Amigos Three Amigos Restaurant Swam with Dolphins Unlimited free drinks at Dolphinaris Swimming with dolphins tour Mariachi Band Loved this cruise port Never thought I'd be popping out... Continue Reading →

Costa Maya, Mexico Travel Blog

Snorkeling Free pool at the port Had one too many drinks at the poolside bar Could drink in the pool Costa Maya welcome guests Poolside food and drink service Such a good drink! Can't beat this free pool Walking in the street market Costa Maya sign Saw a few sea turtles on the glass bottom... Continue Reading →

Roatan, Honduras Travel Blog

Free lounge chairs I have since gotten a hummingbird tattoo. My favorite bird! Map of Roatan Gumbalimba Park Swing Bridge Feeding the monkeys They were climbing all over us My favorite animal! Gumbalimba Park Entrance Beach in West Bay Such clear water! Tabyana Beach entrance Monkey love Iguana Parrot Taking pics with the monkey Selfie... Continue Reading →

8-Day Mediterranean Cruise Travel Blog

My husband and I went on the 8-Day 8-Day Greek Isles Cruise from Venice on Norwegian Cruise Line. Our ship was called the Jade. We booked through Military Cruise Deals to get the best deal for being affiliated with the military. Out itinerary included Venice, Corfu, Thira/Santorini, Mykonos, Athens/Piraeus, Split, and back to Venice. The... Continue Reading →

Venice, Italy Travel Blog

Gondola Ride Gondolas Doge's Palace Piazza San Marco St Mark's Basilica St. Mark's Clocktower Grand Canal Santa Maria della Salute Ponte dell'Accademia San Simeone Piccolo Museo di Storia Naturale Rialto Bridge

Santorini, Greece Travel Blog

Took a pirate ship to the volcanic island and hiked up it Wouldn't be Santorini without seeing donkeys all over the place. We opted not to take the presumed uncomfortable, bumpy ride. Had to squeeze past the mass of donkeys on our walk down the curvy road View of the Santorini volcano Took a cable... Continue Reading →

Mykonos, Greece Travel Blog

Adorable dog waiting for his owner to come back in the Tuk Tuk Greek orthodox red-domed church Found one of my favorite quotes How cute is this house?!? Mykonos port harbor We took a half-day jeep tour around the island. Loved cruising around! Spent a couple hours lounging at Elia Beach All the jeeps on... Continue Reading →

Athens, Greece Travel Blog

The Parthenon is a former temple on the Athenian Acropolis, Greece, dedicated to the goddess Athena, whom the people of Athens considered their patron. Construction began in 447 BC when the Athenian Empire was at the peak of its power. Old Temple of Athena Acropolis View from the top of the Acropolis Rear of the... Continue Reading →

Corfu, Greece Travel Blog

It was a chilly day so we didn't go in the water. Restaurant by the water Stopped at the beach to relax Didn't get to take the horse in the water because the current was too strong. Horseback Riding to the beach The horses ate the berries off the branches along the way.

Split, Croatia Travel Blog

Krka Waterfalls Swimming in the falls More waterfalls on the walk around the park View of the falls from above Perfect day trip from Split View on the way to the falls Swimming Split town center Walking around Split Split

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