Author: Renee King

Heading out of the Port of Seattle for your dream Alaskan Cruise soon? Well, we have great news about a fantastic service that is being offered to cruisers called the Port Valet program! Experienced cruisers are familiar with having to pack and leave their luggage outside of their cabins the night before they are scheduled to disembark from the ship at...

I'm not exactly sure why some of the best places to experience exceptional meals can be found in nondescript, off the beaten path, juke joints.  We'd heard fantastic things about El Chanchullero, a restaurant in Old Havana that intrigued us, so we decided to go check it out. I will caution you.  You can easily pass without noticing it.  Maybe that's...

In search of the great Paladar One of the lovely aspects of Havana is that most of the restaurants are privately owned concerns operated by Cuban families and are better known as "Paladars".  We'd heard that La Rosa Negra Restaurant was one such paladar that should not be missed.  In the states, we are usually stuck with a series of branded...

1. While American travelers can now travel to Cuba, their travels must fall within one of twelve categories listed here.  You cannot travel simply for the sake of traveling.  Additionally, you must have a tourist visa when visiting Cuba.    Your airline carrier can assist you in securing a tourist visa.  Before departure, you will be asked to fill out...

I was a little bummed to learn that one of the best deals ever will soon meet its end.  The Lifetime Senior Pass available from the National Parks Service is scheduled to increase from $10.00 to $80.00 sometime this year (2017).  I don't meet the age requirement yet, but I was looking forward to it because of the wonderful time...