GLOBETROTTING IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

January 11, 2018 Departing for Southeast Asia While I won’t be arriving in Southeast Asia on elephant back, instead it will be aboard EVA Airlines, which is an airline based in Taiwan. I was in Thailand in 2015, and was so eager to return to Southeast Asia.  Today it becomes a reality. So, after 15 […]

Y’alla, Y’alla, Let’s Go, Let’s Go!

The Dome of the Rock Israel, Land of Creation A faith based Christian tour and travel blog Our journey began by boarding United Airlines from Chicago to Tel Aviv with a change of planes in Newark for our 10 hour flight. Upon arrival at Ben Gurion International Airport, named after the first prime minister of […]

River Cruising — Not Just for your Parents

When we hear river cruise we often think of retirees who are looking for a bit of adventure, with people their own age. This is true, but myself and new travel trends are proving that river cruising is not just for the Baby Boomer generation. Now there are still options for the active 55+, but […]

Spending Your Day in Lower Manhattan

New York City has so many things to do in every neighborhood of the city with Midtown Manhattan featuring some of the most famous must-see attractions. However, downtown New York at the tip of Manhattan, is not to be overlooked. Of course, Ground Zero, the site of the World Trade Center is located here, now […]

For Beach Lovers

Some of the best beaches in the Caribbean are found in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Bavaro, El Cortecito, and Juanillio Beaches are three of my favorites. The softest and whitest sands found anywhere will make a beach lover out of you even if you don't normally hang out often at the beach. These beaches are […]

Jambo from East Africa!

Submitted by John & Joan Cook After a very long day of travel from Chicago to Nairobi through 8 time zones and 16 hours of flying on KLM we arrived at 11:00pm to the beautiful Nairobi Serena hotel. The hotel is located in the downtown area, near several embassies and consulates. This hotel featured nice […]

Travel Tips for Kenya & Tanzania

Here are some tips for traveling to Kenya & Tanzania. Cell phone Turn the data plan off. When Wi-Fi is available, turn your phone on to receive messages. Check with your cell phone provider for the best international plan. Credit cards Visa and Mastercard are widely used, except on several occasions when trying to use […]

Essential Holland and Belgium

Amsterdam Canals My mother and I set out for our Essential Holland and Belgium Avalon River Cruise knowing that our panoramic suite, discovery dining and personalized service would be spectacular. What we did not realize is that this journey would open our eyes to the dance between Mother Nature’s water and the need for human […]