Haarlem Netherlands – Our First Cruise Port En Route to Norway

Haarlem, Netherlands

After a not too rocky crossing of the English Channel our first stop was the port of Ijmuiden in The Netherlands. Excursion options to Amsterdam were all canceled as we were quite late arriving here due to weather delaying our departure from Southampton. Our only on-shore option was the lovely town of Haarlem, which we […]

Windmills of Mykonos, Greece ~ #AtoZ AmaZing Photos

Windmills of Mykonos, Greece

When I think of windmills, I used to think about the Netherlands. However, it is windmills of Mykonos that captured my heart. I have only been to a few of the Greek Islands, but Mykonos is my favorite: The stark white against the blue sky wasn’t only found on the windmills.  We saw it all […]

Travel Tips and Photos for Beautiful Bruges Belgium

Belguim-Brugge - the burg - 2

“Everyone should see Bruges before they die.” (a line borrowed from the movie In Bruges) Have a look and you will see why. Even on cloudy and rainy days in Bruges is an attractive city in Belgium.   Unless otherwise noted, all photos on this page ©Rhonda Albom 2012 Travel Tips for Bruges Belgium: We have […]

Mykonos Greece – Windmills, Waves, and Whitewashed Walls

Greek islands

The contrast of the stark whitewashed buildings against a deep blue sky and turquoise sea caught my attention as we sailed into the port of Mykonos. This Greek island is a sharp contrast from the capital city of Athens. Mykonos offers a peaceful, relaxing bit of Greece. It was one of nine ports as we cruised the Mediterranean […]