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Mayan Ruins of Tulum
Posted On 12/27/2011 03:28:11 by GrapevineTravelAdventures
Jutting out into warm sky blue waters, Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula divides the Gulf of Mexico from the Caribbean Sea.  Once was the home of a great Mayan civilization,  Mayan ruins abound.  High on a cliff looming over the sea sits Tulum, one of the most compact and intact ruins around.   While visiting Tulum on a shore excursion from a Carnival cruise, we had the great fortune to have a tour guide of Mayan descent.  In addition to the knowledge passed from one... Read More

Resurrection of a Ship, Birth of a Company
Posted On 07/11/2011 17:46:06 by GrapevineTravelAdventures
One small ship cruise line goes under.  Most people would have seen their ships as fodder for the scrap yard.  Dan Blanchard of American Safari Cruises saw them as the means to start a new company.  With the complete overhaul of two ships formerly of Glacier Bay, InnerSea Discoverieswas born, a small-ship cruise line with a taste for adventure and exploration of wild places.   The first time I saw the Wilderness Discoverer she sat high and dry in a shipyard in Seattle. Poin... Read More

Planning a Vacation to Australia
Posted On 05/30/2011 00:47:04 by GrapevineTravelAdventures
Before heading across the ocean for a vacation to Australia, many questions need answers.  Start with the flight.  What matters most, price, length of the journey, or stops along the way? Research flights to find the one best suited.  If price matters most, the cheapest flights often stop several times and take well over 20 hours from start to finish.  The most direct flights may take as little as 14 16 hours, but could cost quite a lot.
When plans include s... Read More

Two Countries, One Island: Saint Martin/Sint Maarten
Posted On 03/06/2011 06:39:54 by GrapevineTravelAdventures

Sint Maarten/Saint Martin, two names for one rather small island.  This now peaceful Caribbean island has a long and bloody history. Violence began long before the day Columbus first sighted the island in 1493 on November 11, the holy day of Saint Martin of Tours.  He claimed the island for Spain, naming it Isla de San Martin.  Throughout history, the island changed hands many times between Spain, France, Holland, Britain and... Read More

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