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
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
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!