Travel Tuesday: Looking Back at Our 2016 Mediterranean Cruise

Our daughter and her fiancé visited over the weekend. It was heaven having double the number of people and dogs in the house after a year of isolation. “The kids” are headed to see his family in New Jersey and New York while we are dog-sitting our first black Lab, Pancho for the week. The initial rough patch at integrating a new “old” dog into the house routine has smoothed out as they accept each other’s territory and learn to share us.

Over dinner, we got to talking about travel, somewhat wistfully. The pandemic and my nearly dying during a transatlantic cruise have put my husband and I permanently off taking another boat anywhere type of adventure. But V and C are just beginning their life together, and there is one trip that, even now, we are encouraging them to take — a Mediterranean cruise. Here’s a pictorial essay that shows why.

Venice, Italy

The canals of Venice
The canals of Venice, Italy Photo: Jane Kelly Amerson López

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik marina
The marina alongside the ancient walls of Dubrovnik, Croatia. Photo: Jane Kelly Amerson López

Kotor, Montenegro

The ancient city of Kotor, Montenegro
The quaint city of Kotor, Montenegro. Photo: Jane Kelly Amerson López

Corfu, Greece

Bathers in the azure Adriatic in Corfu, Greece
Bathers in the azure Adriatic in Corfu, Greece. Photo: Jane Kelly Amerson López

Sorrento, Italy

Looking across the Bay of Naples from Sorrento
Looking across the Bay of Naples from Sorrento. Photo: Jane Kelly Amerson López

Pompeii, Italy

The ancient market of Pompeii is overlooked by Mount Vesuvius
The ancient market of Pompeii is overlooked by Mount Vesuvius. Photo: Jane Kelly Amerson López

Rome, Italy

The Trevi Fountain. Tossed a coin over our shoulders to ensure we will return! Photo: Jane Kelly Amerson López

Monaco

Nice, France

A balcony and flag over the spot at which we enjoyed a café. Photo: Jane Kelly Amerson López

Provence, France

Barcelona

(Which will be its own pictorial essay another time) and then we flew home.

Can you see why this trip has stayed with us? Here’s to the post-pandemic world!

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