Disney Cruise to the Mediterranean – Highlights & Tips

Avast, Ahoy, Ay-yi!   Disney Cruise Line sailed back to Europe in 2013 (also 2014)!   To celebrate their wedding anniversary in grand style, my friend author Robert Medina and his wife recently set sail on the Disney Magic to soak in the Mediterranean.   He has now generously put together this overview in breathtaking photos and witty commentary, for me to share with my readers some highlights and tips from a Disney Cruise to the Mediterranean! Departing from the port in Barcelona, Spain - the Disney Magic was their floating home for the week.  They took in the fantastic sites, sounds, and foods of these European ports of call:  Nice, France; then on to Italy for Naples, Florence, and a grand finale of Rome. I'll let Robert tell you the story from here.  It's a good one...  *o*  (And don't miss the great tips at the end!) Disney Cruise to the Mediterranean ~ Highlights Greetings. It was an interesting trip to say the least. We began by spending  5 days at Disney World before … [Read more...]

Spotting Wildlife in Rocky Mountain National Park

We recently got to spend the weekend at Rocky Mountain National Park.  You can often get good deals on condo rentals in the winter there, since not having a ski area nearby makes it their off season. And if you haven't hot tubbed outside, in the snow, in winter... you are missing out.  Make sure you book one with a hot tub! This is a majestic and beautiful area, and my favorite part is getting to see lots of elk. Spotting wildlife is one of my favorite aspects of being in the wilderness. Elk are so prevalent in this area, that you often see them strolling around the nearby town of Estes Park. Here are the best shots of the closest ones we saw, sitting right nearby the road.   In the words on my dad, these are "about as big as they get"!   Some of the roads are closed in Rocky Mountain National Park during the winter. But we were able to make our way to frozen Bear Lake, just as the winds and snow were picking up, for a blustery adventure and … [Read more...]