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I'm a 30 something who loves to travel.  I have a full time job and enjoy writing (or blogging) about my travels.  I've traveled through several countries in Europe as well as Russia and Egypt.  I also enjoy domestic travel in the United States, including Disney.  My long term travel goal is to do a round the world trip.  

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Port of Naples

I have to admit, I don't know much about Naples, the city has such a bad reputation and few people get off cruise ships to tour the city.  On top of that, there is so much beauty in the surrounding area, for the one time cruise passenger there is no reason to visit Naples and leave Pomepeii and the Amalfi Coast unvisited. 

I'll admit to doing the same - visiting only Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast.  It's a shame though, Naples is one of the few European ports where the ship docks in the city and people seem to run away from it. 

But this has left me pretty curious about Naples.  I think for someone on a second cruise visiting Naples it would be an opportunity to visit the city, but do they?  I know there is good pizza in the city, and I know there are some good museusms too.  Particularly there is a museum on Pompeii, a nice suppliment if you've been to Pompeii. 

So after my tour, when I had free time to enjoy sitting on deck reading, I looked out at the city and wondered.  I wondered what the city had to offer visitors, and I wondered if it was worth the risk of the dangers the city is said to possess.  I also wonder if when I return I'll take my own advice.

If you want some actual tips on visiting Naples on your own, Cruize Cast has a nice podcast on the city, telling you how to get to Pompeii and what other things there are to do in the city. 

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Monday, April 23, 2012

Photo Of the Week: Italy

Positano, Italy

Just a note about my posting schedule.  I have started to catch up with my posting.  However, I am currently taking an online TESOL course which is eating up a good chunk of my time, so I may not be able to post regularly until this summer.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Recommendation: Pixel of Ink

Today's recommendation is a blog/website for you Kindle owners out there, it's called Pixel of Ink.

The site features free and bargain Kindle Books - http://www.pixelofink.com/

I haven't been following this long, but have already "bought" a few books that I would probably never heard of, let alone read.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Photo of the Week: Spain

From Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain - Christ Rising

Happy Easter!

Friday, April 6, 2012


Today I don't have a tip or anything.  I'm looking for help...

I'm looking for a day bag for travel, something that will hold my DSLR camera, wallet, phone, etc.  Anyone have a bag they love?