Author: Michael

Travels around Puglia

Puglia Italy. 16 – 19 Feb 2018. Traveled to Puglia with some friends and saw some amazing sites and ate good food. What else is there to do! Fetching directions...... Reset directions Print directions Martina Franca Arrive at Bari airport then drove to Martina Franca to check into hotel. Visited some hangouts when our friends lived here. Torre Canne Strolled the beach area and then had a surprise stop at a gelateria. They had spaghetti gelato a favorite of our friend. I had a massive banana split. Needless to say we all went away stuffed and with a smile...

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Bordeaux River Cruise

Bordeaux, Vineyards & Chateau River Cruise, River Royale – Uniworld River Cruises. 5 – 12 November 2017. We sailed one of the world’s most acclaimed wine regions on three stunning rivers, the Garonne, the Dordogne and the Gironde. Starting in Bordeaux, the “Pearl of the Aquitaine,” as the region is also known, in southwest France, to delightful Pauillac, the gateway to the Médoc wine route, and Saint-Émilion’s astonishing 12th-century Monolithic Church. We tasted some Médoc vintages, visited the cellars of Premier Grand Cru in Saint-Émilion, and in Sauternes, meet the winemakers and enjoyed a wine-pairing lunch at Château de...

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Adriatic Cruise

Adriatic Cruise – Rome to Venice Italy, Holland America Line – Westerdam. June 28 – July 10 2017. Fetching directions...... Reset directions Print directions Day 0: June 28 – Civitavecchia, Italy Set sail for Messina Italy. (Sea miles 0 nautical miles, Total 0 nautical miles) Day 1: June 29 – Messina, Italy Cruising Strait of Messina (Sea miles 296 nautical miles, Total 296 nautical miles) Day 2: June 30 – Valletta, Malta (Sea miles 151 nautical miles, Total 447 nautical miles) Day 3: July 1 – Gozo (Mgarr), Malta Tendered into port. (Sea miles 13.7 nautical miles, Total 460.7...

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Trans-Atlantic Cruise, Florida to Rome

Trans-Atlantic Cruise –  Florida USA to Rome Italy, Holland America Line – Westerdam 30 March – 13 April 2017 15 days from Ft. Lauderdale Florida USA to Civitavecchia Italy aboard the Holland America Line Westerdam. She was going into dry dock at the end of this cruise for upgrades. We will be on her again in a few months. Interesting to see the improvements. They where tearing the ship apart as we sailed. Fetching directions...... Reset directions Print directions Day 0: March 30 – Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US ( 0 nautical miles) Day 1: March 31 – At Sea Day 2:...

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Rhine Discovery & Prague River Cruise

Rhine Discovery & Prague River Cruise, River Ambassador – Uniworld River Cruises 3 – 13 November  2016 2 days in Prague, then cruise from Nuremberg Germany to Breisach Switzerland to along the Main and Upper Rhine River aboard the River Ambassador. Fetching directions...... Reset directions Print directions 3 – 5 Nov – Prague, Czech Republic After 3 days of tours in Prague we boarded a bus to Nuremburg to catch our ship. Day 1: 6 Nov – Nuremburg, Germany Day 2: 7 Nov – Bamburg Day 3: 8 Nov – Wurzburg Day 4: 9 Nov – Wurzburg and Karlstadt...

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