Category Archives: Vacation Spots

Princess Cruise Booking Process Evaluation

January 3, 2019, my wife and I called Princess Cruises to book an Alaskan cruise. There were a number of complicating issues, like cancelling an prior cruise, non refundable deposit on the prior cruise, cabin location, etc. The lady who … Continue reading

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Amsterdam Buildings Shifting

I came across a couple of men doing survey work in Amsterdam.  They were measuring the subsidence of Amsterdam buildings which can result in any building to tilt or pitch in any direction.  As you walk through this city you … Continue reading

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Daughter’s Top 3 Amsterdam Picks

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Europe Vacation

After more than two hours of research (Nov. 29, 2013) looking at about 15 hotels, my daughter came up with her top 3 choices.  We removed much of her research comments such as prices, reviews and any other information that … Continue reading

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My Daughter’s Spread Sheet Research For Amsterdam

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Europe Vacation

The spread sheet below was done by my daughter, November 29, 2013.  The data in the table may very well become less accurate as time moves on.  We offer this data only as an example of one method for deciding … Continue reading

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Need Advice For Visiting First Part Of Tip: Amsterdam?

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Europe Vacation

A group of 8 adults will be visiting Amsterdam, May 2014.  We need hotel, restaurant, and points of interest ideas in Amsterdam.  We would love to stay 4 days in a hotel by a canal.  We need 4 rooms.  If … Continue reading

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Asilomar

Location, location, location. You simply can not conceive any better spot in California for this conference center. You are so darn close to the ocean, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Point Pinos Lighthouse, Pacific Grove shops and down town Monterey. There are many wonderful restaurants in the area. Continue reading

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Point Pinos Lighthouse, Pacific Grove, California.

This particular sight seeing location is very close to Asilomar State Beach and Conference Center, one of our favorite vacation spots located in Pacific Grove, California.  This light house is open from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM weekdays and weekends.  … Continue reading

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Walt Disney World, Orlando Impressions

Our family has stayed in two of Walt Disney World Resort locations, Old Key West and the Treehouse Villas within the Saratoga Springs Resort with a number of years in between.  Our accommodations were pretty top drawer so I can … Continue reading

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Disneyland not able to provide Christmas gift confirmation.

My daughter has an annual pass to Disneyland.  As a Christmas gift, my daughter had the idea of having dad give mom an annual pass to Disneyland so mother and daughter could go to the park together.  My daughter went … Continue reading

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The Cypress Hotel in Cupertino, California (Yelpers report this location has closed)

Our family stayed at The Cypress Hotel in Cupertino, California April 2010.  We strongly recommend this hotel.  Here are the reasons why.  The location was simply perfect.  We tried to find a location that was central to Santa Rose, Stockton, … Continue reading

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