Blog Posts

Dispatches from my not too worldly travels

Post Categories

New England

National Parks

American Revolution

Essays

American South

Travel Tips

Caribbean

Theme Parks & Cruises

Fishing Pier Tybee Island

What To Do in Savannah, Georgia

Savannah, Georgia, is steeped in history and charm, and you will have no lack of things to do while spending a long weekend in this historic city. Savannah is one of Georgia’s oldest towns, dating back to 1733 when British settlers first arrived. Savannah became the...

read more
Coffee Grinder Newport

Newport, Rhode Island – Downtown Visitor’s Guide

Recently, I had the opportunity to take a quick day trip to Newport, Rhode Island. It had been a few years since I had last visited Newport, and with the ravages of COVID-19 on the travel and tourism industry in full effect, the streets and wharf areas had a rather pleasant reduction in congestion than what I remembered. That being said, all of downtown Newport was open for business and making the best of this strange summer.

read more
Gasparilla Parade of Pirates

Gasparilla Pirate Fest – A Visitor’s Guide

Tampa is steeped in pirate lore. Some of it is fact and much is the stuff of legend. It’s true that Florida was home to many pirates that continually menaced merchant vessels and sacked small villages in the Caribbean islands. One of the area’s most famous Buccaneers was José Gaspar, who terrorized the gulf coast around the turn of the 19th century and whose mythology lives on today in the form of pirate-themed sports teams, retail stores, and of course, the annual Gasparilla Pirate Festival.

read more
Costa Maya, Mexico

Ibiza Sunset – Take a Beach Break in Costa Maya, Mexico

The thought of slowly rocking in a hammock along a pristine Caribbean coastline, sipping on frozen drinks while watching the waves break is enough to make almost anybody want to book a vacation. For cruise passengers traveling to Costa Maya, Mexico, this scenario, commonly referred to at the “beach break” is a common and affordable way to spend a day off of the ship.

read more

Pin It on Pinterest