Archive | South America

Saturday’s scene: Christmas in Rio


On a visit to the Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, we discovered this father and son contemplating the nativity scene. The little boy is obviously impatient for Christmas to arrive. Are you? Merry and Christmas and Happy New Year to all of our baby boomer readers. May your holiday season be filled with […]

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Choosing a Guide in Rio de Janeiro


When a cruise concludes in Rio de Janeiro, passengers disembark around 9 a.m. but flights to the U.S. don’t leave until early in the evening or even later. What’s a baby boomer traveler to do? Hire a guide. Alan and I were faced with this dilemma when we sailed on an Atlantic crossing from Cape […]

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Packing is a popular topic

Ray Schuette

Believe me, packing for a South African safari plus a 13-day cruise has been a challenge. Did I follow the packing advice I’ve blogged about at My Itchy Travel Feet? Well, most of it. For sure, I took the One-sole shoes that I blogged about. And, I’ve checked the carry-on regulations for International travel as […]

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