After a good night’s rest and breakfast buffet (very vegetarian) at the Prima Kings Hotel in Jerusalem, we board our mini bus for the 1 hour drive to Dead Sea. We end up using a seaside resort by the name of Kalia Beach for access to the Dead Sea. From the parking lot it is … More Israel—Day/Part 2
Cruising to Israel via the NCL cruise ship Jade, was a last-minute decision when I saw this cruise come up as a special on NCL’s website and I thought why not? The real add on was a 2-day, 1 night tour off the ship docking in Ashdod and rejoining the ship in the next port … More Jerusalem, Israel-All the sites in just 2 days? Day 1
It has been 870 days since I last embarked on a cruise ship, and I cannot believe it is happening. Almost not, but I trudged through the flight delays, flight cancellations, and the overwhelming process to get on board. Firstly, as is my usual plan I do not usually fly through the USA from Mexico … More Finally, back on Board! NCL Jade from Athens to Israel and back to Athens
Always on the look out for the best Business Class options to fly nowadays, has put me on American Airlines from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico to Athens, Greece for a reasonable price of about $2400USD roundtrip, although, it was in Business Class one way and then Premium Economy on the return. I could always wait list … More American Airlines Business Class to Europe
I made the concerted effort pre-COVID that I was no longer going to fly Economy and in 2018 I flew from Mexico City to Barcelona in Premium Economy on Iberia. I followed up the next year with them again on the flight from Mexico City to London. It was a pleasant experience and decided for … More Economy vs. Premium Economy vs. Business Class Flying
Just when I thought things were returning to cruising the unexpected Omnicron variant hits the world hard and the cruise lines decide to do another temporary hold for January. So, here I go again with the cancellation announced in December 2021 for the Antartica cruise from Buenos Aires. This one I already had booked my … More Now Cancellation #12!
It has been a while since I have posted on this blog because the news continues to be bad and I am stuck in Mexico all this year except for my several short trips to visit family and friends in the USA. CANCELATION #8 Here we go again with my September 2021 cruise from Copenhagen … More Cancelation #8, #9, #10, #11
I am now up to 7 cruises canceled in the last year or so from NCL! Wow! Who would have thought this would last so long? We just were canceled for a special cruise that would have taken us from Barcelona, Spain to Venice, Italy via stops along the Italian and Adriatic coasts and would … More Another Cancellation!
Well here we are a year later and even though we are rolling out a vaccine for the older people, the traveling restrictions remain tighter than ever! Effective January 26, the USA decided that all incoming travelers from other countries need to present a negative covid 19 test no more than 72 hours before your … More Covid 19 Traveling to the USA- Part 3
Looks like this pandemic is never going to end? I was informed a few weeks ago that of course my planned trip to depart next week on a cruise from Barcelona, Spain to San Juan, Puerto Rico has been canceled. Not only that, but my cruise at the end of January 2021 from Buenos Aires, … More More Cancellations!