Napoli, Pizza and Piazzas

We were well rested and ready to go on our Naples excursion.  The tour I picked for the day was "A Taste of Naples: PIZZAS & PIAZZAS".  It was a four hour tour that took us to the heart of Naples and dropped us off in front of the Piazza Plebiscito....more

Catania, Sicily: We Missed It!

Overheard at dinner Saturday night:  "What are you doing tomorrow in Sicily?" "Nothing, there were no shore excursions for Sicily".  Me: thinking…"what?" and then "OK honey tomorrow we can have a spa day".  I didn't bother checking my little pink envelope for excursion tickets before I went to bed last night, someone said "no excursions" and I took them at their word and didn't check, or order breakfast.  Woo hoo, we finally get to sleep in!  Not that the excursions weren't fun, we were just excited to have a do nothing day after six excursions in a row.  ...more
 @signoraedie28 I sure hope so.  I would love to do the same cruise again, same boat, same ...more


Welcome to India!! India is incredible! It is fascinating and at the same time may surprise you and frighten you if you are a first time visitor. It sinks in slowly and you will start enjoying the sights, sounds, smell, food and its people. These are tales of our memorable travel experiences in the country which is vast and beautiful.Please visit our blog for more details....more

Beautiful Santorini, Thera Greece

Disclaimer:  Although I strive never to copy other's writing, in my quest for information to share with you about Santorini Greece, I used wiki to get factual information to share with you.  My words may be similar but they are my own!   ...more
 @HomeRearedChef I'm glad to share it with you Virginia :)more

Hong Kong Files #3 & 4 by Brian Leiken, guest blogger

Saturday, July 7, 2012Hong Kong Files #3 & 4 by Brian Leiken, guest blogger Hong Kong Files #3 Today I decide to meet up with Kevin and take the ferry across Victoria Harbor to Central Hong Kong, t...more

California Auto Museum 2220 Front St. Sacramento, CA 95818 Admission: $8 Opened in 1987 as the Towe Ford Auto Museum after a combination of efforts of a group of Sacramento volunteers and Edward Towe, a Montana Banker with a rather large collection of Fords that was in dangerous of losing it's spot in Deer Lodge, Montana. In the 90s, after Edward Towe got into a nasty ruckus with the IRS, his cars were auctioned...more

Melisanni Lake and Cave

We met at the bus and continued on our tour to Melisanni Lake, an underground lake in a cave exposed after an earthquake.  The tour guide told us of the scientific experiment done to track the waters passage from the Ionia Sea with harmless dyes in 1963 by Austrian geomorphologists.  They looked to find the path it traveled under and through Kefalonia.  They found it headed back to sea at Sami Bay two weeks later.  ...more
 @HomeRearedChef the catacombs travelogue was just published!  this was such a cool cave with ...more

Argostoli and Kefalonia Island

It was an early excursion today.  We had room service deliver breakfast to wake us up once again.  The weather promised to be stifling hot again today so we dressed in cool clothing. We picked up water on the way to the gangway. Michael in Argostoli before boarding the tour bus....more
 @HomeRearedChef Again, THANK you my dear for coming along!  :)more

Purse Shopping in the Mediterranean: Fail!

You'd think I would have come home with suitcases crammed full of souvenirs, clothes for the babies, trinkets for our daughters, but not this time.  During the ship excursions we were busy most of the time touring, and when we did get free time to shop, I was busy taking pictures.  ...more
 @HomeRearedChef Trust me, this one is.  I need them big too.  That often gives me a shoulder ...more

Aboard HALcruises: Fun Onboard Activities and Sights

Of course all kinds of things are to be seen and done while in port, but I also wanted to share just how amazing the ship is.If you remember that I accidentally bought 2 romance packages, one of the gifts was dinner for 2 at the Pinnacle Grill.  I think it was one of only two restaurants on board that you had to pay for food.  We made our reservation and went to dinner shortly after we left port in Corfu.  Our next stop is Argostoli, Greece, but first, our romantic dinner. ...more
 @HomeRearedChef Oh thanks so much for coming along Virginia.  :)more