Not scared of closed, moving, under water spaces? One educative way to learn about the Grand Cayman coral reefs and the under water life of the Grand Cayman’s Under Water Marine Park is taking a tour in a submarine. Atlantis XI is especially designed for a visual experience. The group is taken to and from … More Grand Cayman Below Surface
One of the US Virgin Islands, St. Thomas, surprised us with it’s lizard residents. We knew that we might see them, but on our way to the Coral World Ocean Park we spotted iguanas in trees and as we entered the Park, they were everywhere. We want to share this post to make you more … More St. Thomas and Iguanas
St. Kitts & Nevis islands used to be part of UK, but are now independent. The islanders call themselves Kittisians. If that is not sweet enough (sounds like sweet kittens to us), board the train called the Sugar Train. That is exactly what we did as we were told that would be one of the … More St. Kitts by Train & Catamaran
Jamaica’s national fruit ackee is pretty to watch, but if eaten raw, super poisonous. The hypoglycin of the fruit can be leathal, and even when ripe (the ripe fruit opens itself indicating it’s edible), the only edible part is the yellow part. Don’t eat the poisonous seeds, avoid munching the peel as well. As we … More On Island Time in Jamaica
It is so delicious, West Indian roti with spicy, yet sweet chicken (or goat) curry. Roti is the originally Indian flatbread that at the British Virgin Islands is filled with curry and wrapped like a burrito. The warm curry smell is something you just can’t resist and both the smell and the taste are something … More Tortola’s Spicy Memories
Catalina island soaks in the sun in the Pacific Ocean, just outside Los Angeles. Just like us, many visitors come on a cruise. Catalina’s township of Avalon is a pittoresque, relaxing seaside gem, no wonder the mainlanders enjoy taking a fast ferry here for a weekend getaway. Our day consisted of a guided Segway tour … More Catalina Island Quiz
St. Martin/Sint Maarten was badly damaged by hurricane Irma September 6, 2017. As far as we know, parts of the island have been able to clean up and re-build quickly and the cities of Philipsburg & Marigot welcome visitors again. Our #24IslandsOfChristmas Instagram challenge just got the third island. December 3: St. Martin or Sint … More St. Martin or Sint Maarten?
We will take a Pacific cruise from Long Beach, California in November. As we have made preparations for the trip (to do -lists are impressive), we’ve also been taking the memory lane back to our earlier cruises with Mexican ports. Our first cruise with a Mexican port on board of Carnival Victory (December 2015) included … More Cruise memories of Mexico
We were, to be honest, more than a little uncomfortable with the idea of cruising inside one, same ship for days at first. We were not convinced of the fun of cruising. Maybe because we live in a port city of Turku and the about 24-hour cruise ships taking people to and from Stockholm and … More 4 Cruise Planning Tips
Where to sail from? The ports we’ve sailed from so far. … More Sail away from..