Guest Series: Eating & Drinking in Italy: Gelato Challenge!

Guest bloggers Cari & Adam Miller just returned from a two week trip to Italy, and are blogging about their experiences. We will share their posts here over the next week or two. Earlier this week, we blogged about Il Pozzo, a restaurant we had remembered from our last trip to Sorrento.  Another place that […]

Guest Series: Eating & Drinking in Italy: Pizza Night

Guest bloggers Cari & Adam Miller just returned from a two week trip to Italy, and are blogging about their experiences. We will share their posts here over the next week or two. We were thrilled to discover that our first villa had a wood fired pizza oven on the property. The villa’s management offered […]

Dubrovnik and Kotor

Dubrovnik, Croatia Dubrovnik is now a UNESCO world heritage site, and tourist site,  but I can remember in 1992 when it was assaulted by the Serbs.  Most damage has been repaired and it truly is a beautiful walled city. Our ship docked a mile or two from the main town and did not offer a […]

Sicily

I got a little behind on my Med Cruise blog posts, but let me continue! I was excited to be back in Sicily and especially Taormina.  Art and I had spent a week in Sicily a few years ago and really liked it.  Of course on a cruise stop you have to choose just a […]

Oceania Cruise: Sorrento/Amalfi Coast

I hate to use the term “my favorite” because on this trip, so many are my favorites, but the Amalfi coast is certainly one of my top favorites. Having stayed in Sorrento twice, and also stopped on cruise stops before, I feel I know the area pretty well.  Our ship anchored off of Marina Piccolo […]

Cruising the Mediterranean: Day 7 – Athens

We arrived at Piraeus, the port for Athens at about 8am and met our tour guide.  On our way to Athens, we learned a bit about Piraeus, which isn’t just a port, but an active city of its own. After a short drive, we arrive in Athens – the birthplace of civilization. We visited the […]

A Week in Santorini

This post is from guest blogger Cari Miller, Alison’s daughter. As my mom mentioned in her post on Santorini, my husband and I were lucky enough to spend an entire week in Santorini for our honeymoon in 2007. She’s asked us to put together a few of our thoughts and recommendations, as well as go […]

Oceania Nautica, Day 5: Santorini

How many pictures have you seen with the beautiful blue and white of Santorini?  It is one of the places that never disappoints me.  Luckily this time we are in the age of digital cameras because Kodak made a fortune selling film on earlier trips. We came by ship, so we tendered in to the […]