Cozy camp in Maine

This past week my husband, one of our granddaughter and I rented this cozy little cottage on Middle Range Pond, in Poland Maine. This was our granddaughter’s birthday trip. She wanted to be able to go swimming, read and write. She got to do all that plus…. We brought the pontoon boat and she was…

OFF TO BELMOPAN

  After our 6 days at Casa Amarillo came to an end. WE made our way off Ambergris Cay by water taxi to Belize City. We were shuttled to pick up our rent cars and were on our way to the Jungle! We stopped off at the Belize Zoo for lunch at the Harpy’s Café…

San Pedro, Belize

San Pedro, Belize was one of the stops on our last adventure.We have discovered renting a villa in tropical places and just striking out on our own.There were eight of us on this trip.   We flew into Belize City airport caught a taxi to the water taxi and soon found our selves off across…

IT RAINS RIVERS..IN PANAMA!

  As promised the continued adventures of our return trip from the Embera Village to the resort……. When we got back to our starting point on the river they were bailing water out of the other boats while we made our way up the river bank and back to the waiting van. As we, the…

The Panama Canal

The Panama Canal is one of those things that should be on everyone’s bucket list. Recently my husband Bill and I, Edie ( the other half of Friends with Baggage ) and her husband returned from an amazing trip to Panama. One of the highlights was a day trip through the Canal. we even got…

Embera Village

One of our excursions took into the jungles of the Chagres National Park to visit an Embera Indian Village. We started our trip up river in hand carved canoes, which where more like boats. There was a group of 12 tourist sitting on little benches in the bottom of the canoe that was guided by Embera Indians. One…

Panama City

This is first in a burst of posts from our latest trip. PANAMA!! WE took 3 excursions, stayed at 2 hotels, and had another great “friends with baggage trip!” Our first day in Panama we arrived with time to spare! WE are met at the airport by our taxi driver, which was pre-arraigned, the safest way…

24 hours in Niagara Falls

  What a great short trip to Niagara Falls, Canadian side. We did the common tourist things. I had never been to Niagara Falls and thought I was the only one. However, I found many others there experiencing it for the first time too. If you have never been it is a must add to…

GALAPAGOS are on My Bucket List

When I first heard of the Galapagos islands I was told about the enormous tortoises that live there and that they can’t be found anywhere else in the world. That was enough for me to add it to my bucket list. However, after seeing the Galapagos in 3D at the New England Aquarium I have…

Highway 108 St John, USVI

The exciting end to a relaxing vacation in St. John! You don’t hear much about highway 108 in St John. I believe there is good reason for that. It is the road less traveled. We needed to get to Cruz Bay from Coral Bay to catch the Red Hook Ferry. The main highway, Highway 10,…

The Voyage Never Ends

The voyage never ends…. this is so true!! Once you have been; Once you have traveled you can not erase what you have seen, felt, and learned. You will always have those memories. You will always have what you learned. The world is a wide open place. With so much to see and so much…

Coki Beach ….St Thomas

Coki Beach is always worth the trip! It is an amazingly clean white sand beach. The water is crystal clear and all the shades of blue you expect to see in the Caribbean. But besides all that we get to swim with the fish! My husband and I were there a few years ago and…