Santorini, Greece

                 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

            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

  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

           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

           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

  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

  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

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

                                    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

                                            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

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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Houston, Texas

Houston is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Texas, extending to Galveston Bay. When driving down the streets of downtown Houston, there is an impression that the heart of the city is full of corporate offices and restaurants. However, do not be fooled because downtown Houston has a lot to offer in terms of entertainment for Houstonians during the daytime and the nighttime. Market Square Park, the original heart of community activity in downtown Houston, is once again…

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Boston, Massachusetts

Boston is the capital and has the most population in the state of Massachusetts. It is one of the oldest cities in the United States, founded in 1630. The city played a key role in the American Revolution and has many historic sites around the city.  Fenway Park is home to the city’s American League Baseball team, Boston Red Sox. The stadium was built in 1912 and it is the oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball history, also named on…

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Doral & Sweetwater, Florida

Travel about 25 minutes west and north from Port Miami or about 25 minutes west and north from Miami International Airport and you will find the area of Doral and Sweetwater. This community is very diverse and offers activities for everyone from high-end shopping to parks and green spaces for relaxing.  There are festivals to attend, music performances to enjoy, and even comedy to revel in.  The downtown area offers shopping, restaurants, and entertainment in many forms. The most prominent…

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Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore is a city built on tradition and civic pride. It is Maryland’s largest city and is known for its beautiful Inner Harbor. This city is known for its unique museums, well-renowned medical centers, and its historical destinations. The National Aquarium is a non-profit organization, which opened in 1981. They are ranked one of the nation’s top three aquariums with over 51 million visitors since its opening. The aquarium is home to more than 20,000 fish, amphibians, birds, reptiles, and…

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Miami Gardens, Florida

The city of Miami Gardens is located about 30 minutes’ drive north and slightly east of the Miami International Airport and about 20 minutes north and slightly west of Port Miami.  Sports are the name of the game here, particularly football, tennis, and golf.  There’s also a horse race track and casino for those that prefer a little gaming.   Miami Gardens is home to the Hard Rock Stadium where the NFL Miami Dolphins play.  Since the 2019 debut of…

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Tampa, Florida

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

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

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

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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Galveston, Texas

Galveston is an island city on the Gulf Coast of Texas. It is known for its top tourist destinations and the  Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier on the south shore. It truly has something for everyone, from historic landmark, beaches, Moody Gardens, where giant glass pyramids house sharks, monkeys and other animals.         If you love to explore rich historic culture, don’t miss out on checking out Galveston’s 14 museums and over 20 art galleries. Whether you are looking…

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Palmetto Bay, Florida

Drive a half an hour southwest from Port Miami or the same amount of time due south from Miami International Airport and you will come to the Village of Palmetto Bay. The centerpiece attraction here is the Charles Deering Estate.  Mr. Deering, his brother James of neighboring Vizcaya fame, and their father were the founders and owners of Deering Harvester, which became International Harvester. The estate is a true treasure and has many opportunities to enjoy history, nature, music and…

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Miami Lakes, Florida

The Town of Miami Lakes is found 20 minutes north of the Miami International Airport and about ½ an hour north and west of Port Miami.  The town was once part of a very large dairy farm and you will see cows in pastures right outside of downtown.  The animal is a very important part of the community and you will see them honored in many ways.  They even occasionally get loose and take a trek through town!         The…

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Miami Springs, Virginia Gardens, & Medley, Florida

Miami Springs is located approximately 20 minutes’ drive west and north of Port Miami and about 15 minutes north of Miami International Airport.  You will really get the small-town feel here.  The center piece of activity is the Circle which appropriately enough is in the middle of downtown and features a large gazebo.  The grounds play host to several festivals and events throughout the year including the Festival of Fine Arts and the River Cities Festival.               The City…

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Key Biscayne, Florida

If you travel about 20 minutes’ drive south and east of Port Miami and about 30 minutes southeast from Miami International Airport, you’ll find the island village of Key Biscayne.  Located just across Biscayne Bay from Miami, Key Biscayne is home to current and past notables such as actor Brad Pitt, former President Richard Nixon (his “Florida White House”), singer and actor Cher, and actor Andy Garcia. Water sports and activities are king here as you can imagine.  There are…

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South Miami, Florida

The City of South Miami is located about 20 minutes south of Miami International Airport and about 25 minutes southwest of Port Miami.  This city has a number of parks and green spaces to enjoy such as Palmer Park, Fuchs Park, Dante Fascell Park, Van Smith Park, and All-American Park to name a few.  Some of these has basketball, soccer, and other standard park facilities and others are more natural or offer greenspace to relax and enjoy.  They are also…

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Pinecrest, Florida

Just over 20 minutes south of Miami International Airport and under 30 minutes southwest of Port Miami, you will find the Village of Pinecrest.  The village is home to a number of parks featuring tennis courts, soccer fields, picnic areas, green spaces, and lots more, but the crown jewel of the village is Pinecrest Gardens.  The Gardens feature over 1000 varieties of tropical plants and trees.  There is also a beautiful indoor space for parties and gatherings as well.  The park…

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North Miami, Biscayne Park, North Miami Beach, El Portal, & Miami Shores Florida

The area of North Miami, Biscayne Park, North Miami Beach, El Portal and Miami Shores is situated 15 minutes north of Port Miami and 20 minutes northwest of Miami International Airport.  You will find much more to explore here than just the iconic beaches. In the spirit of jigsaw puzzles, North Miami is home to one of the largest ever done in the form of an ancient Spanish Monastery, originally built in the 1100s and used for that purpose for 700 years.…

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Homestead & Florida City, Florida

Approximately a 45-minute drive southwest of Port Miami and Miami International Airport you’ll find the area of Homestead and Florida City.  This area boasts a lot of history as well as exciting adventures!  Florida City is the southernmost municipality in the South Florida area. Stroll along the street of the historical downtown of Homestead and stop into the City Hall Museum to get an idea of what life was like for the founding fathers.  The antique fire truck provides a…

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Sunrise, Florida

The City of Sunrise is located approximately half an hour’s drive northwest of Port Everglades and Ft. Lauderdale International Airport. The area boasts several large and small venues for entertainment.  The largest is the BB&T Center Arena, home to the NHL Florida Panthers hockey team.  You can also see concerts and shows of nationally and internationally known acts, such as Billy Joel, KISS, Bon Jovi, John Legend, comedian Joe Rogan, classical artists Il Volo, and Cirque Du Soleil have all…

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