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Just arrived in Iceland…

Just arrived in Iceland…

I have just arrived in Iceland.  We arrived at 6:45am local time,  after a 5 hour flight from Boston.  We arrive in pitch darkness.  Our transfer to the Grand Hotel in Rekjavik left the airport at approximately 730 and the sky was just starting to lighten to the east.  There is no snow and the temperature when we arrived was -4C. This destination is a mystery to many, so this trip will be an exploration in progress……

Tulip Time River Cruise – Highly Recommended

Tulip Time River Cruise – Highly Recommended

If someone says Holland, what comes to mind?  Windmills and tulips?  That is exactly what I expected to see on a Tulip Time River Cruise.  What I saw were those and a lot more.  This was a leisurely paced tour on the waterways of The Netherlands and Belgium.  My favorite city, really a small medieval town, was Bruges Belgium.  This was an optional tour from Ghent.  The Delta Works project, built to keep the sea from flooding the Zeeland a...

Christmas Markets Cruise – Highly Recommended

Christmas Markets Cruise – Highly Recommended

It’s never too early to start planning a cruise to the wonderful Christmas markets of Germany, Czech Republic and Austria.  The cruise I took with Avalon River Cruises began in Prague and included a tour of the Charles Bridge, the castle and the old town.  Leaving Prague we took a motorcoach through the Czech countryside to the city of Nuremberg.  Here we boarded our home for the next week.  The ship only has cabins on the outside so e...