Petra, Jordan – Hyatt Zaman Hotel & Resort in Wadi Musa

Michael and I had two nights, one full day in Wadi Musa to see Petra. Our two night stay at the hotel deserves a blog because it was so unique!  This hotel and surrounding area had a mediterranean feel – like the San Marco Hotel we stayed at on Mykonos. Both hotels were a maze…

Ajloun, Jordan – Ajloun Castle

Our first full day in Jordan started with a drive north from the city of Amman to the town of Ajloun to see Ajloun Castle. This 12th century Muslim castle was used to control traffic along the ancient King’s Highway and to protect the area from Crusaders who wanted to reclaim the Holy Land from Muslim rule….

Rome, Italy – Christmas Day – The Colosseum

Michael and I booked a Rome on Your Own tour from the ship.  A bus brought us into the city centre, basically at the front door of the Colosseum! Arriving at 10:45am, we exited the bus and could wander around Rome at our leisure with a return time to the drop off point of 4:30pm. Here…

Athens, Greece – Made It!!

After running into the unexpected, but expected varied traveling bumps that always happen no matter how prepared I am, I’m in Athens, Greece! When I arrived, it was smooth sailing through customs and gathering my luggage….to then discover the taxis were on strike today!  So, taking the Metro I was! With a map included in…