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New York - Statue of Liberty

Exploring New York City In One Day

Today is the first of two full days that I will be spending in New York. Even though I am technically here for three full days, I have booked a tour to visit Washington D.C. for one day. I…

First Cruise MS Statendam in San Diego

My Second Overseas Trip And First Cruise

After returning from my first overseas trip, it was not long before I had the start of another trip booked. In the beginning, I had some rather grand plans for this trip and making it a rather long adventure.…

Grand Canyon

Looking Back – First Time Overseas

When I look back at the last year, it ‘s hard to believe that just 12 months ago is the first time I travelled overseas. In fact, the 12-month anniversary was the 10th of October, just three days ago.…

Hawaii - Honolulu - Diamond Head View

Exploring Hilo, Honolulu And Kona, Hawaii

After leaving Long Beach, California, the MS Volendam spent four days at sea before arriving in Hawaii. There were three ports of call in Hawaii, including Hilo, Honolulu and Kona. The three stops each had an island feel, but also…

Seattle - Snoqualmie Falls

6 Days With Friends In Seattle

The past six days I have been visiting with some friends in Seattle. I have only shared one post from this time about my drive to Mount Rainier. In many ways, the past week has not been the regular…

Mt Rainier - First view of the morning

Mt Rainier Self Drive One Day Tour

The first time I ever visited Seattle I only had three days in the city. On one of those days, I decided to book a full day tour and travel south of the city to visit an area around…

Victoria - Sunset

Travelling From Portland – Victoria

Today I am departing from Portland with the final destination for this afternoon being Victoria in Canada. Along the way, I will be stopping off in Seattle to transfer from train to ferry. Portland To Seattle The first stage…

Columbia River Gorge

Exploring Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge

Today got off to a much earlier start than I have been used to over the past few days. Since arriving in Las Vegas it just seems that I have been going with late starts. However, the one thing…

Portland - Japanese Garden Stepping Stones

Exploring Portland, Oregon Day Tour

Today got off to a much better start than yesterday, and it was the result of doing a little research and planning. Today I would be on the Hop-On Hop-Off sightseeing bus around Portland operated by Gray Line. Hop-On…

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