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Dun Loaghaire, Ireland

  • April 28, 2020

                A suburb of Dublin, the town of Dun Laoghaire serves as a secondary tender port for major cruise ships.  It can also be reached by air through the Dublin Airport.  The town has some notable sites of its own worth exploring, in addition to what you find in Dublin proper. The town comes together every Sunday for a vast farmers’ market in Peoples Park.  The park also hosts other events such as concerts in…

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Waterford, Ireland

  • April 28, 2020

                        The oldest city in the Republic of Ireland is Waterford.  Originally settled by Vikings in 1000s, there is lots of history to explore here from that time and from the centuries that came after.  Visitors to Waterford can fly into several different airports including Dublin Airport, Cork Airport, Shannon Airport or the local and smaller Waterford Airport.  Cruise ships also dock at the Port of Waterford to provide…

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Cork, Ireland

  • April 27, 2020

                        The city of Cork offers a vast array of things to do and see.  You can listen to music in a reclaimed stone church, shop for good at the market that serves many of the local restaurants or get a retail fix shopping for other heart’s desires.  Cork Airport is the second largest in the Republic of Ireland and, of course, Cork Port is the landing spot for…

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands

  • April 27, 2020

                       Rotterdam is a major seaport city in the Netherlands. The Port of Rotterdam is the largest seaport in Europe and the city has a population of over 651,000 people. Rotterdam was nearly completely renovated after WWII and it is known for its modern architecture, cultural life, riversides, along with being a major logistic and economic center.               Euromast is an observation tower designed by…

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London, England

  • April 23, 2020

                                 London is the capital and largest city in England and the United Kingdom. London is one of the leading tourist destinations and had over 65 million visitors last year. It is also home to the largest airport in the United Kingdom, London-Heathrow Airport, which handles over 80 million international passengers alone in one year. Some of the most top-visited attractions in the United Kingdom are found…

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Belfast, Ireland

  • April 23, 2020

 Belfast is the largest city and the capital of Northern Ireland.  It has seen its share of conflict over the years, but the Troubles of the 1980s and 1990s are well over and the city is very safe.  The city is served by two airports, George Best Belfast City Airport and Belfast International Airport. There are a multitude of interesting things to do in see and we will cover just a few in this post.          …

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Southampton, England

  • April 23, 2020

Porfavor, haga clic aqui para traducion en Espanol.   The city of Southampton in England is very well known as the port entry to the country and the pit-stop to London.  However, Southampton has its own charms and excitement and should not be overlooked.  One can find all manner of amusement and entertainment here from sports to theater, from gardens to history. Stroll around the city and take in some of the beautiful and historic buildings such as the London…

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Naxos, Greece

  • April 23, 2020

 The island of Naxos in Greece may not be as well known as some of its sister islands, but that may be in its favor as there aren’t as many crowds as some others.  It is the largest of the Cycladic islands in Greece.  It’s also the greenest as Mount Zas traps the clouds and forces more rainfall.  You will find olive and citrus trees in abundance here. There are many sites to see on Naxos and we will cover…

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • April 23, 2020

Porfavor, haga clic aqui para traducion en Espanol.                           Amsterdam, also referred to as the “Venice of the North”, is the capital of the Netherlands. The city is known for its large number of canals, its financial influence, and its culture. Amsterdam is one of the top financial centers in Europe. There are many well-known companies that are based here, including Tesla, Uber, and Netflix. The city is home to…

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Copenhagen, Denmark

  • April 23, 2020

Porfavor, haga clic aqui para traducion en Espanol.         Copenhagen is the capital and most populous city in Denmark. It is the governmental, cultural, and economic hub of the country. The city has many bridges, parks, promenades, and waterfronts, along with restaurants, museums, and nightclubs. Copenhagen happens to be one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in the world. The city also serves about 2 million passengers at Copenhagen Airport monthly, and also has the largest Danish seaport,…

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Crete, Greece

  • April 23, 2020

The island of Crete in Greece is the fifth largest island in the Mediterranean Sea.  It is also the largest and most populated island in Greece.  There a number of villages and cities worth spending time in here, but the capital, Heraklion, is the largest.  The island has been inhabited for over 130,000 years and it’s the location of the first advanced civilization in Europe, the Minoans.  This city offers such sites to visit as several ruins of Minoans palaces,…

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Mykonos, Greece

  • April 23, 2020

 Porfavor, haga clic aqui para traducion en Espanol.        Like many of the Greek Islands, the island of Mykonos and its principle municipality share a name.  The town of Mykonos also goes by the name Chora (which mean The Town in Greek).  This island is known for its lovely beaches, beautiful people and non-stop parties.  However, there is more to the area than that! The island’s nickname is the Island of the Wind and to that end several…

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Corfu, Greece

  • April 23, 2020

      The island or Corfu in Greece is the second largest of the Ionian Islands of Greece.  It is also known as Kerkyra.  The main city on the island is also called Corfu. This area’s history dates back to the beginning of Greek mythology.  There have been many battles fought for dominance over the island and it was home to the third largest naval powers of the 5th century BC after Athens and Corinth. Old Town is the…

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Rhodes, Greece

  • April 23, 2020

Porfavor, haga clic aqui para traducion en Espanol. Rhodes, Greece, is both largest of the Dodecanese islands of Greece and the name of that island’s principle city and governing seat.  The island was also the historic home of the capital of Greece. Rhodes’ Old Town is on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list and has history ranging back 2,400 years.  Such history includes participation in the Trojan War, invasion by Persia, an alliance with Egypt,  participation in the Second Macedonian…

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Dublin, Ireland

  • April 23, 2020

Porfavor, haga clic aqui para traducion en Espanol.                               On the east coast of Ireland, you will find Dublin, the capital and largest city in Ireland. Its landscape is bordered by mountains and rivers. Along the river, you will find the Dublin Port, the busiest seaport in Ireland.  Dublin also has the busiest airport, Dublin Airport, serving over 21 million passengers in a year. The city is well…

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Santorini, Greece

  • April 22, 2020

                 Santorini is one of the Cyclades Islands in the Aegean Sea. The island is still an active volcano and came into existence due to volcanic eruptions. Santorini is considered one of the most romantic getaway destinations in Greece, along with it being a wedding destination for locals and tourists around the world. The island is known for its culinary treats like wines and desserts, and its clear waters.          …

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Athens, Greece

  • April 22, 2020

            Athens is the largest city in Greece and also happens to be its capital. It was known to be the center of Ancient Greece. The city is known for its art, philosophy, culture, and politics. Many refer to this city as the cradle of Western Civilization and the birthplace of democracy. Athens is one of the biggest economic centers in Southern Europe, which is home to the biggest passenger seaport in Europe, the Port…

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Piraeus, Greece

  • April 22, 2020

  Piraeus, Greece, is the port city that serves Athens.  Piraeus actually has three ports: Port of Piraeus (the chief port in Greece also known as Kantharos), the Bay of Zea, and the harbor of Mikrolimano.  As you can imagine, this area is steeped in history and here are many things to do and see here, but we will only be able to cover a few highlights in this post. The Port of Piraeus is the largest passenger port in…

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Paris, France

  • April 21, 2020

           Paris, the capital of France, is a major European tourist destination. This city is known for its art, fashion, and culture. Two of the most well-known landmarks in the world is located in Paris, the Eiffel Tower and the Notre-Dame cathedral. If you are planning to travel here, the largest airport in France is located in Paris, Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. It is also the second busiest airport in Europe.          Located on the Champ de Mars…

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Barcelona, Spain

  • April 21, 2020

           Barcelona, Spain is known for its art and architecture. This city has a distinct cultural heritage and is a major tourist destination. Barcelona is considered one of the major global cities, due to its influence in entertainment, sports, fashion, science, and education. Barcelona also offers one of Europe’s major sea port, the Port of Barcelona, and the second largest airport in Spain, Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport.      The Picasso Museum is home to an extensive amount of…

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Naples, Italy

  • April 21, 2020

  Porfavor, haga clic aqui para traducion en Espanol.          Naples is the third largest city in Italy aNafter Rome and Milan.  History, cuisine, and beautiful views reign supreme here.  It has a large port and plays host to major cruise lines who stop here to let their visitors roam these historical streets.      The National Archeological Museum features ancient Roman artifacts as well as Grecian and Renaissance items.              Very close to the port you will find the Castel…

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Rome, Italy

  • April 20, 2020

  Porfavor, haga clic aqui para traducion en Espanol.                              Rome, Italy, is so full of points of interest that it’s impossible to discuss but a very few in this short overview.  There is so much to do and see in the bustling city of almost 3,000,000 people that we will present a few examples of several types of attractions. First, let’s explore some of the ancient Roman sites.  Of course, there is the Colosseum which was built to provide enjoyment…

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Civitavecchia, Italy

  • April 20, 2020

Porfavor, haga clic aqui para traducion en Espanol.                                    Known mainly as the cruise port that services Rome, the city of Civitavecchia is a destination unto itself although it is part of the larger Metropolitan City of Rome. Here you can find an array of experiences dealing with history, the sea, cuisine, faith, and nature.  Beginning in the actual port you will see what is commonly referred to at Michelangelo’s Fort in English.  Commissioned by Pope Julius II, who laid the…

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Anaheim, California

  • April 16, 2020

                                    Anaheim, CA is located in Southern California, right outside of Los Angeles. It is home to the Disneyland Theme Park and Resort, Anaheim Convention Center, pro sports teams like The Anaheim Ducks ice hockey team and the Los Angeles Angels baseball team. The Honda Center and Angels Stadium where these teams play are all located in Anaheim. The city is only a short ride of 30 minutes to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and approximately 40 minutes to the…

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Los Angeles, California

  • April 16, 2020

                                            Los Angeles, California, also known as the “City of Angels”, is the largest city in the state of California. It’s ethnic diversity, beaches, and Hollywood entertainment industry draws you in. They have the busiest airport on the West Coast, Los Angeles International Airport or better known as LAX, handled over 88 million passengers in 2019 alone. The Port of Los Angeles is also a main stop for many different cruise ships and cargo.              …

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New York City, New York

  • April 16, 2020

New York City is the most populous city in the United States and is considered the largest metropolitan area in the world. It is made up of five boroughs, Manhattan being its core. It is densely populated and among the worlds major commercial, financial, and cultural centers. New York City has a vast majority of transportation locations, such as the Port Authority Bus Terminal, John F. Kennedy International Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport, LaGuardia Airport, The Staten Island Ferry, and…

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Tampa, Florida

  • April 7, 2020

At only 15 minutes’ drive from Tampa International Airport and six minutes from Port Tampa Bay Cruise Terminal, downtown Tampa and the surrounding area is an activity-packed destination.  Restaurants and shops abound as well as museums and other interesting things to do.  Here are just a very few of these. You can view animals of all sorts at the Lowry Park Zoo.  The zoo also known as ZooTampa provides educational opportunities as well as hosts special events such as Creatures…

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San Francisco, California

  • April 7, 2020

The city of San Francisco, California, is full of iconic images and places to visit.  Regardless of whether you like art, history, culture, cuisine, beaches, gardens, or science there is something for you to do here.  Why not try something new while you’re here as well? Golden Gate Park might be considered the Central Park of the West Coast.         It’s a huge expanse that contains not only green space, but such attractions as the Conservatory of Flowers, It…

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San Juan, Puerto Rico

  • April 7, 2020

Located nine miles from San Juan Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport, or as it’s unofficially known San Juan Airport, is Old San Juan.  This area is also about a 9-minute walk from Port-O-Call, the cruise port in San Juan. This picturesque area is home to shops, restaurants, and loads of history!  There are even original cobblestone streets that are paved with blue stones.              You can check out not one, but two Spanish forts built to…

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Seattle, Washington

  • April 7, 2020

Situated about 20 minutes from SeaTac Airport and about 13 minutes from the Port of Seattle, you’ll find downtown Seattle.  The city is home to numerous attractions and there truly is something for everyone.  You can find interesting history, great cuisine, amazing museums, national sport teams, eclectic music, beautiful parks and other natural areas, and lots of coffee houses! For history, Pioneer Square is a must.  Here historic buildings house art galleries, shops, restaurants, hotels and other points of interest. …

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