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A surprisingly creepy and dangerous place

When we stepped onto the sand beach, the warm summer sun and turquoise water gave us the feeling of a tropical paradise in the Galapagos Islands. Things are not always as they seem on the island of Fernandina.   As we … Continue reading

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Would we do it again?

We spent the last 14 days of our around-the-world trip on a cruise ship. Would we do it again? We’re divided on this one. We chose the repositioning cruise from Barcelona, Spain to Fort Lauderdale, Florida on the Celebrity Equinox … Continue reading

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Sailing into the sunset

How’s this for a bit of sentimental symbolism? We saw two of the best sunsets ever on the last nights of our 22-month trip. How’s that for a fitting end to our trip? Despite the cliché, the spectacle of cloud … Continue reading

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Front row seats

We had front row seats so all details of the heated glass being twisted and turned, blown and snipped were easily viewed. Three glassblowers from the Corning Museum of Glass demonstrated just how they would implement their vision to create … Continue reading

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Change of strategy

Energy to pull off visits to the ports on our own fizzled right after our first stop, when Joe came down with a nasty cold. We skipped a visit to Malaga, Spain so Joe could recover. We took a short … Continue reading

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TO DO: cathedral, palace, and wifi

We decided to make the final leg of our around-the-world trip a transatlantic cruise – our first major cruise. The ship we chose, the Celebrity Equinox, had 5 ports of call along the way – all new places we’d never … Continue reading

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Settling into our home (literally) on the ocean

Fourteen days. That was the upside or the downside – depending on just how well our first cruise went. First impression? We steeled ourselves to face a crowd and long lines at check-in, but, within fifteen minutes of arrival dockside, … Continue reading

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