NCL Gem Cruise into the Adriatic 2022

The short but sweet 5-day cruise took us from Venice, Italy (actually Trieste) down the Adriatic Sea into countries to the east of Italy; like Croatia, Montenegro, and Greece. As per my previous blog we had spent a few nights in Venice and made the 2-hour train ride to Trieste to catch our cruise ship, … More NCL Gem Cruise into the Adriatic 2022


Here I am again in self quarantine going out only as the work and food shopping necessitates. I work on my blogs and post some of them from many years ago and I start to realize what large crowds one encounters on many of these tours, trips, and outings. Now the world talks about social … More Musings

Istanbul, Turkey 2013

Our 2013 Mediterranean Cruise allows us to enjoy Istanbul, Turkey for a few days. As I said in my previous blog, we were not sure if the ship would dock at this fabulous port of call because of recent demonstrations and unrest here. Just a few days before, the captain confirmed that we were able … More Istanbul, Turkey 2013

2013 Rome,Italy

After much convincing and talk, I decided to accompany a friend Jane on a cruise from Rome, Italy to Istanbul, Turkey and back to Rome back in the summer of 2013. She was a world traveler and was intrigued by this cruise that provided 3 days in Istanbul, so plenty of time for her to … More 2013 Rome,Italy