My Most Unusual Purchase: an Authentic Flamenco Dress


When traveling, I like to try to find unusual or unique souvenirs.   One of my most memorable is the Flamenco Dress, (technically a Sevillianas Dress) that I purchased in Cartagena, Spain.
I had been taking a Flamenco dance class for about 5 years back home in AZ.  We were always ordering, making, or buying costumes… [Continue Reading]

Mr Papa Gives His Perspective on Cartagena


Yesterday, we made a port of call in Cartagena, Spain. It’s a relatively small coastal Spanish town that dates back to before the Romans and Carthaginians. We were not really sure what there was to do in town, but we had decided to just walk around town and take it in. The weather on this… [Continue Reading]

A Relaxing Day in Barcelona


Today our ship docked in beautiful Barcelona Spain. Since we had spent 4 days there last year before our cruise on the Summit, we decided that in the cold overcast weather it would be much more relaxing to stay on the ship. Barcelona is a fascinating city with its history dating back to… [Continue Reading]

Cunard Announces Historic 2011 World Voyages Aboard the New Queen Elizabeth & Flagship Queen Mary 2


June 23 – Cunard Line is proud to announce the latest chapter in its storied history: the 2011 World Voyages. In January 2011, the youngest luxury fleet at sea will see two of its regal ocean liners embark on global odysseys that together will visit 57 ports of call across 34 countries including a maiden… [Continue Reading]

The Canary Islands, An Overlooked, Yet Facinating Destination


Most Americans don’t put the Canary Islands, located just off the coast of Morocco and Western Sahara, Africa, on their list of “Top Ten Vacation Destination.” The islands’ location simply makes them too remote for most Americans to visit. However, they are an extremely popular destination for British, German and other European vacationers. … [Continue Reading]