1. Gloucester Fisherman’s Memorial – Gloucester, Massachusetts

    When we cruised across the Atlantic back in 2015, we took a guided tour of the ship and discovered that the statues of Helmsman Mickey that are found in the lobby atrium of the Disney Magic as well as the Cape Cod area of Tokyo DisneySea are actually based on a real statue found in the beautiful seaside town of Gloucester in Massachusetts. (more…)

  2. The Yoda Fountain – San Francisco

    If you like Star Wars and are going to be in San Francisco, then you have to go and visit the Yoda Fountain located at the Lucasfilm offices in the Presidio area of the city. (more…)

  3. The States Game

    Earlier this week I visited the city of Atlanta for the first time – it was also my first visit to the State of Georgia. From this I started wondering how many US states I had actually visited – it turns out not as many as I thought! (more…)

  4. Disney Wonder to Alaska: Day Four – Skagway

    Today was the only day that we set our alarm clocks to wake up nice and early. The Disney Wonder was due to dock in Skagway at 7am and we wanted to be off the ship as early as possible to start our day of sightseeing. We had nearly finished getting ready for the day as we started to arrive in Skagway around 7am. (more…)

  5. Renting a Car in Skagway, Alaska

    After booking our Disney Wonder cruise to Alaska, we immediately started looking into what we could do in each port. Skagway seemed to be the port with the most to see, however when looking up excursions I was horrified by the hideously expensive (and quite frankly rip-off) prices that were being charged. The fact that some excursions cost several hundred dollars a person was disgusting – there had to be a better way…and there was! (more…)

  6. Zzyzx Road – Baker, California

    If you’ve ever driven on the I-15 between Los Angeles and Las Vegas then just outside the town of Baker you will have seen a sign for Zzyzx Road. I have always taken a photo of the sign when driving past however I had always wondered if there was anything to see so when driving past it in October, we actually left the freeway to see if there was anything to see. (more…)