Italy by Rail and Ship: Returning Home Part 3

Our cruise wrapped up last Sunday and we stayed overnight with my uncle and cousins in North Miami, where we took a driving tour around South Beach and ate plenty of Filipino food.  We woke up early Monday morning for our all day flights back to Portland, including getting two minutes of the total solar eclipse as we sat on the runway in our airplane while leaving Kansas City.  After touching down in Portland, we took the MAX home and the first thing Lisa wanted was a burger, so hello Burgerville!  And with that, our seven week vacation has finally come to a close…

 

Italy by Rail and Ship: Milan Meanderings

We spent our last two days in Italy in the fashion Capital, Milan. A number of people and guidebooks think Milan is a city to bypass and skip over, but we are glad that we spent some time to explore and discover this underrated city.  It wasn’t super huge with tons of things to see and do, so we felt a relaxed pace to just enjoy the days without a must-see list agenda…

 

Celebrity Equinox Part 1

After almost six weeks of on the go travel, we have finally arrived to our vacation from the vacation:  a one-week cruise on the Celebrity Equinox, with stops in Key West, FL; Costa Maya, Mexico; Cozumel, Mexico; and Grand Cayman, Grand Cayman Islands.  This is the time where I can finally gain back the seven pounds I’ve lost, to catch up on reading, to sleep and lounge, and to drink!  We have the beverage package for both non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks, so I’ll definitely take advantage and try out some new cocktails.  And I suppose I’ll try some samples of wine.  At any rate, it’s a week of rest for us, our vacation from the vacation!