Is Skagway cruise port on your Alaskan cruise itinerary? More than likely, it is. There’s good reason for the Southeast Alaska town’s popularity. The combination of colorful history, a walkable downtown and outdoor opportunities can’t be beat. My Itchy Travel Feet featured writer, Debi Lander of ByLanderSea, recently visited. She writes about the best things to […]
Are you looking for the best things to do in Anchorage, Alaska for your next cruise? Whether your cruise begins or ends near Anchorage, the city (and region) deserves some pre or post cruise exploration. My Itchy Travel Feet featured contributor, Debi Lander from ByLanderSea, has done our Alaska cruise research for us. By following […]
If you only have one day in Nagasaki, Japan, how do you choose what to see and do? Considering Nagasaki’s place in WWII history, the decision isn’t hard for those trying to understand how one event—the dropping of an atomic bomb—so changed the world. One day is never enough to explore a city, but on […]
Exploring smoking volcanoes by Russian army truck is a must-do Petropavlovsk cruise excursion. It’s one of my all-time favorite shore excursion experiences. And with over 400 nights at sea, I’ve been on plenty of them. The Kamchatka Peninsula in far eastern Russia is a beautiful land of smoking volcanoes and abundant wildlife. Since it’s […]
How do you visit the Temple of Heaven, a popular Beijing attraction, on a luxury cruise through China? Most cruise lines offer a land extension to China’s capital city that’s well worth the time, money, and effort. When cruises visit China, they dock at Tianjin for a couple of nights so that guests can overnight […]
Updated 08.01.2019: On a Mekong Delta shore excursion, Alan and I discovered a touristy experience that’s usually not our cup of tea. I can’t say it’s my most favorite Asia cruise excursion, but I did appreciate the introduction to life along the Mekong River, prime people watching and an interesting way to spend the day […]
Are you a do-it-yourself boomer traveler? Booking an organized shore excursion is not always necessary. If you’re cruising to Alaska, follow my tips for a DIY Sitka walking tour. When your Alaska cruise starts in Vancouver or Seattle, you might grow weary of organized cruise excursions by the time you reach Sitka. That was certainly […]
Have you ever visited a destination that immediately spoke to you? It happened to me on a road trip to Montana. Alan and I ended up moving there. I experienced that same feeling when I stepped out onto the balcony of our Seabourn Sojourn suite to view the pastel-colored buildings of Lisbon perched on the […]
If you’re looking for a South Pacific cruise excursion that’s totally off-the-beaten-path, welcome to Fanning Island. Boomer travelers won’t find stores, tours or any services, but they will experience welcoming residents living on a coral atoll with a turquoise-hued lagoon that screams tropical paradise. While the island offers scenic eye candy, it’s not always a […]
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