(eat) Casa Guadalajara in Old Town San Diego

Posted Posted in Discover, Port Buzz, Shore Excursions

Cooking in the Spirit of Mexico at Casa Guadalajara Cruise visitors in San Diego looking for authentic Mexican food should head to Casa Guadalajara in Old Town, San Diego. The restaurant is close to the port and even closer to the airport, which is convenient for travelers looking for something to do with a long layover. When I visited the restaurant […]

Port of Barcelona

Cruise Traveler Seeks Advice: Barcelona, Spain

Posted Posted in Port Buzz, Shore Excursions

Barcelona: What is there to do with limited time in port? Barcelona is a popular turn-around port for cruises in the Mediterranean.  For cruise newbies, that means the city in northeastern Spain famous for architecture, culture, history, and food is a city where cruise visitors will most likely begin or end a cruise vacation.  a mix of ancient and modern buildings, […]

(eat) Descanso Fresh on Catalina Island

Posted Posted in Discover, Food & Drinks, Port Buzz, Shore Excursions

Descanso Fresh is a gourmet espresso bar and cafe serving homemade treats Fresh-and-Go at Descanso Fresh Cruise visitors calling on Catalina Island will most likely meander their way to Descanso Beach. This hidden gem has a lively bar scene, a restaurant, beach club, the island’s zip line, and a rental kiosk for those looking to get onto the water for […]

Best of Greek Food via Azamara

Posted Posted in Discover, Europe, Food & Drinks, Greek Isles to Venice via Azamara Jounrey, Shore Excursions

Good Eats on Azamara Club Cruises in Greece There is no shortage of great food to be had in Greece. If you judge a country by the quality of its food then Greece would get the highest marks, in my book. Ingredients are fresh, locally sourced and simple but the tastes are amazing. My favorite dish is the Greek Salad but […]

Layover: Athens, Greece

Posted Posted in Discover, Europe, Greek Isles to Venice via Azamara Jounrey, Port Buzz, Shore Excursions

In transit to Azamara Club Cruises Pre-cruise discovery of Athens, Greece. Discover what a cruise passenger can do in Athens, Greece before boarding Azamara. What can a cruise passenger do with limited time in Athens, Greece? We arrived to our final destination: Athens, Greece a day in advance before boarding Azamara Journey for a 10-day cruise around the Greek Isles […]

Catalina Island

Photo Tour: Catalina Island

Posted Posted in Discover, North America, Canada, and New England, Port Buzz, Shore Excursions

Santa Catalina Island For those looking for a great getaway from the Southern California mainland or cruise ship visitors stopping by for the day, Catalina Island is the place to be. Catalina, the third largest of California’s Channel Islands, is located southwest of Los Angeles. Most visitors will go to Avalon, a Mediterranean-like town located 22 miles off the coastline near […]