My Cultural Visit to Havana, Cuba

Havana, Cuba

A couple of years ago, I had the opportunity to travel to Cuba on a cultural, person to person trip. I have traveled around the world and each place has been an amazing experience, but this may be the best yet. It was definitely a step back in time to the 1950’s. The streets of Cuba are filled with … [Read more...]

Archeological Sites in Trujillo, Peru

Trujillo, Peru

On our way to Lima we stopped in Trujillo. Trujillo, is located in northwestern Peru, on the Pacific Ocean.  A guide met us at the ship to take us to tour Chan Chan and some other important archaeological sites in the area.  Chan Chan is the largest Pre-Columbian city in South America and a UNESCO … [Read more...]

A Scenic Island Called Ischia in Italy

Ischia Italy

Ischia is a scenic island located in the Tyrrhenian Sea. I randomly ended up there while visiting Naples. We were standing in the port in Naples undecided about where to go and what to do for the day. We had already been to Capri and Sorrento and decided to save Pompeii for another day.  On a whim … [Read more...]

My First Visit to Jerusalem, Israel

Jerusalem, Israel

The Holy Land was another destination near the top of my Bucket List. I had met several people who had traveled to the Holy Land and seen their photos and heard their stories and was eager to go. I ended up traveling there on a cruise which made it fairly easy.  Each passenger was required to have … [Read more...]

587 Steps with the Donkeys to Fira, Greece

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Santorini is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been. It’s an island located in the Aegean Sea, that many believe is the location of the Lost City of Atlantis. When you arrive in Santorini by cruise ship you have to tender in to port. Once in port there are a few different ways to get up to … [Read more...]