IMPORTANT: Passports Now Required for ALL Cruise Passengers Disembarking at Martinique

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Thoughts On Cruises and Cruising: Part 3

Embarkation & Departure As mentioned in my last post, I very strongly recommend arriving a day prior to your cruise departure when flying. I would also recommend coming in a day early if you are driving more than a couple of hours to your departure port. Let’s be honest: Murphy’s Law is constantly at work and you do not want something as simple as a … Continue reading Thoughts On Cruises and Cruising: Part 3

Thoughts on Cruises and Cruising: Part 2

7 to 14 Night Cruises in the US In the United States the vast majority of cruises run 7-nights but there are quite a few that have grown in popularity up to 14 nights. While the large majority of these cruises depart from ports in Florida: Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Port Canaveral, Tampa and Jacksonville the major cruise lines are available all along the East Coast. … Continue reading Thoughts on Cruises and Cruising: Part 2

Thoughts on Cruises and Cruising: Part 1

A Little of Everything I am a huge fan of cruising. For me, the attraction is the simplicity and afforded relaxation. The fact that I don’t have to drive, plan meals and I have my choice of evening diversions are the main draw. There is plenty to do…or not do on a cruise. That decision is totally up to you. Also, I find that cruises … Continue reading Thoughts on Cruises and Cruising: Part 1

American Airlines mechanic sabotages aircraft, TWU Union President threatens “vicious”, “bloody” actions in labor dispute.

On Thursday, September 5, 2019 the Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested an American Airlines mechanic alleging that he had sabotaged AA Flt 2834 from Miami to Nassau, a 737-800 aircraft back on July 17th. Continue reading American Airlines mechanic sabotages aircraft, TWU Union President threatens “vicious”, “bloody” actions in labor dispute.

Brew Horizons: How I Discovered My Love of Beer

I openly and freely admit that I am a beer snob of the first order, to the point that I have not partaken of a Budweiser, Coors or Miller beer in more than 20 years.  Here’s the story of how I came to discover the complexities and varieties of beer – and why I’ve begun to take on the hobby of home brewing. Early on, … Continue reading Brew Horizons: How I Discovered My Love of Beer

My Recommended Essential Spices & Herbs

Kosher Salt Black Peppercorns Onion Powder Garlic Powder Oregano Thyme Parsley Basil Cayenne (ground) Cilantro Bay Leaves All Spice Paprika Crushed Red Pepper Nutmeg Sage Mustard Seed (yellow) Cumin Coriander Mint Vanilla Beans Cinnamon Sticks Marjoram Curry Powder Celery Salt Celery Seeds Garam Masala Mustard Seeds (Black) Cardamon The first 15 or so spices and herbs listed are used very regularly and are fairly common … Continue reading My Recommended Essential Spices & Herbs