Reasons to Cruise

Reasons to Cruise

Frommer's list of his top 9 reasons to take cruises.  I agree with all of them... but this one hit the nail on the head for me:

Reason #5: I love the shippy stuff. What is it about that ship horn moaning farewell to a port or the chirpy cruise director's voice announcing upcoming activities over the PA system? Call me a sap, but I like it. I like the hum of the engines, the sound of the wind whipping across the open decks, and the excitement of leaning over the railings to watch the ship being tied up at a pier in a new port.
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Scooters in Italy

Scooters in Italy

Just wanted to share my experience riding a scooter in Italy a couple weeks ago. I was in Rome, Venice and Florence, and rented a scooter in Florence for a day. It was fantastic.

First of all, they're everywhere. If you stand on a busy street corner in the city for 2 minutes, you're bound to see about 15-20 of them. Seriously. It was awesome to park my scooter downtown in a row of 50 or 75 scooters. 

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