Healthcare in a Foreign Land: Our Experience of Portugal’s Healthcare System as Expats

What cost hundreds of dollars in the states, cost exactly eleven euros. And we have countless examples from x-rays to mammograms, and everything in between…excellent healthcare is just plain cheap here. It is one of the many aspects of life in Portugal that has been positive.

Estaing, France

Dreaming of Travel While On Lockdown: An Update on House Sitting

Once again, we found house sitting to be an absolute joy! There is not the hurry of trying to see everything in one day and then rush off to the next place. One has time to feel what it is like to live there, to slow down and really get to know the area, the restaurants, the nicest walking trails, and the local attractions.

Portugal Covid Masks

Living A Peaceful Life In Portugal During A Pandemic

After leaving the states in 2016, we noticed the difference in pace instantly. My husband and I joked that it is as if they are living on ‘island time’ in Portugal, even though it is not an island. And though there are times that can be frustrating, for the most part we find that we have adjusted to a slower, more peaceful pace of life.

CDC Extends 100 Days No Sail Order

When Will Cruise Travel Resume?

Currently November, 2020 is the best estimate for when cruising can resume in the United States.

The US Intrepid Air & Space Museum Midtown Manhattan

A Day in Midtown Manhattan: Top of the Rock, A Museum, A Cruise, and Gabriel Kreuther

New York City can be overwhelming, especially for first time visitors. In this article, I’ll point out a few of

Cruise Updates Corona

Current Cruise Line Suspensions: Updated Daily

In light of the recent Covid-19 (Corona virus) health scare almost the entire cruising industry has either voluntarily paused operations or has been forced to pause operations. Below you will find the current status for each cruise line on when they expect to begin sailing again as well as their current booking polices and refund or future cruise credit options if you had a booked reservation which is now affected.

Wonderland menu being painted on

Royal Caribbean’s Wonderland Restaurant: A Journey Down The Rabbit Hole

When one thinks of Cruising, one may think of buffets, or even specialty restaurants that are a step up from the crowded bustling buffets on the lido deck — but Royal Caribbean took it a step further when they came up with the concept for Wonderland Restaurant. It’s definitely a special place, steeped in magic and whimsy, for people who consider themselves “foodies”.

Google Fi for World Travel

Google Fi for Travel

If you are traveling outside of the US and want to stay connected then Google Fi might be for you. If you are going to be travelling for more than a week, you may find it still make sense to order a new line from Google Fi and data SIM’s for your family members and just keep the service for the time you need and then cancel or pause your service. The sweet spot is really going to be if you need more than a single device when you travel.

Banzai Pipeline Feature Photo

A Great Tour On Oahu With North Shore Beach Bus

If you’re looking for a way to get out of the hustle and bustle of Honolulu, why not take a tour of the North Shore and do a little snorkeling?

Marlborough Grape Orchard

New Zealand Wine Country; Tour the Beautiful Marlborough Valley With Jade Tours

If you like having a boutique experience, as opposed to a bus with a large number of people, try Jade Tours New Zealand Wine Country tour.