DK Eyewitness Travel: My Favorite Guide Books


I first discovered books from DK Publishing when my children were babies. We had a picture book from DK called My Big Book of Everything. This book had very sharp pictures of every day objects and I credit it as being a great early vocabulary builder for both of my children. … [Continue Reading]

Looking Forward to a Return Trip to Madeira, Portugal


During last year’s Trans-Atlantic cruise on board the Celebrity Summit, we enjoyed a fantastic day on the friendly beautiful island of Madeira. When we visited last year we really did not expect to ever have a chance to return to this remote and exotic island, but our upcoming cruise will bring us there… [Continue Reading]

Virtual Cruise Day 4 and 5, Celebrity Summit Trans-Atlantic


Day 4 was a fantastic sea day on our Celebrity Summit cruise. We started off the day with another one of my favorite activities, “sleeping in”. Our first meal of the day was a wonderful lunch in the main dining room at 1:00. Again the selections, portions, and service were just right…. [Continue Reading]

Free or Nearly Free Things to do in Madeira


Our upcoming Transatlantic cruise includes stops at several unique islands in the Atlantic. The first of these islands is the Semi-autonomous Portuguese Island of of Madeira.
Madeira is a small island in the Atlantic West of both Africa and Europe. It was uninhabited until claimed for Portugal in 1420. … [Continue Reading]