Port of Call: San Francisco

Follow us on Facebook! San Francisco was the first port of call on the very first cruise Janis and I ever took, a repositioning cruise from San Diego to Vancouver. We had driven through San Francisco before, taking one of the highways over the Golden Gate on our first trip to California together. But we […]

Sicily and Mount Etna

Follow us on Facebook! To celebrate our thirtieth wedding anniversary we spent a week in Paris followed by a Mediterranean cruise. The first port of call was Sicily. The ship passed through the narrow strait between the island and the toe of Italy’s boot and then into the harbor of Messina, the island’s third largest city. […]

Photo Gallery: Sicily

Follow us on Facebook! The city of Messina, Sicily Janis and I near Gardini Naxos The Gival Jewels Factory is in a beautiful Italian heritage home. Even the front yard sports some marble statuary. The chandelier in the lobby. An artisan at work. Stark landscape near the Sylvestri Crater on Mount Etna. Janis with a giant […]