Celebrity Summit Cruising

Enjoy a cappuccino and a book in the lounge at the Café Al Bacio on the Celebrity Summit. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini.

A Trip to the Southern Caribbean on a Ship Full of Bliss More of a small boat or river boat cruiser, when I opt for a cruise of the Southern Caribbean, I go big: A group of friends and I…

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Living in Paris vs. Visiting Paris

Four helpful and interesting books on Paris

4 Books for Experiencing France for Any Length of Time Part of the joy of visiting any given destination is seeing oneself living there. But living in Paris carries its own special dream. I imagine it is like living in…

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Convenience at the Hilton Garden Inn Central Park South

The Bashful Adventurer Stays in Manhattan: Conveniently located between Broadway and Eighth Avenue, the Hilton Garden Inn Central Park South on West 54th Street in New York City is in a prime midtown location, just a few blocks from Central Park South, and reasonably close to Times Square, Fifth Avenue, and Grand Central Station. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini. http://bashfuladventurer.com

Affordable and Comfortable Accommodation in New York City   A trip to New York City for a little shopping, some sightseeing, theater, and more necessitates a hotel choice that works well for all those activities. One recent choice we make…

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Staying in San Juan Now

Staying in San Juan: The lobby of boutique hotel La Terraza de San Juan. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini.

One Good Place to Stay in Post-Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico Having scheduled a Caribbean cruise departing from San Juan for Thanksgiving week 2017, we thoughtfully built in a day before and after in San Juan for a little bit of…

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Visiting San Juan Now

A busker in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini.

After Hurricane Maria and a Slow Recovery Devastated Puerto Rico, Should Tourists Still Go to San Juan?   Having planned a cruise departing from San Juan for the greater part of the year, I am not sure what to expect…

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A DFW Stayover

The Bashful Adventurer in DFW: Layover options at DFW: rough it in the lounge, be price conscious offsite, or enjoy the convenience of a hotel onsite. Here, the view from a room at the Grand Hyatt Dallas Fort Worth, located at DFW Terminal D. Photo credit: L. Tripoli.

A Layover at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Turns Out Well   A last-minute business trip taking me from New York to the Pacific Coast of Mexico means that I have an unwieldly layover at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, of the…

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