My Favorite Places in Magical Venice

Venice is a family favorite, out of all the places we visited. We were there both before and after a wonderful Greek Island Cruise with Royal Caribbean. I will share more about that another time.  This was the first European location we showed our children, and it did not disappoint!   The lack of cars, … Continue reading My Favorite Places in Magical Venice

The Hilton Molino Stuckey in Venice

Travels with Diane

We were fortunate enough to spend almost a week in Venice before and after a Greek Island cruise a few years ago.  We stayed at the Hotel Molino Stuckey, owned and operated by Hilton Hotels.  It was great!

The building was once a flour mill, and it has been beautifully converted into a hotel with many restaurants, bars, 390 rooms and a gorgeous roof top pool with an incredible view of the city of Venice.

The hotel is a 30 minute water taxi ride from the airport.  How cool is that?  You take water taxis to get around this city!

venice molino stuckey.jpg Approach to the Hilton Molino Stuckey

This is the main lobby. Really nice!

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To get across the water to the main tourist attractions, the hotel operates this water shuttle.  It takes just a few minutes to be transported to the center of all the action. venice molino transport.jpg

The hotel is just a…

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The Hilton Molino Stuckey in Venice

We were fortunate enough to spend almost a week in Venice before and after a Greek Island cruise a few years ago.  We stayed at the Hotel Molino Stuckey, owned and operated by Hilton Hotels.  It was great! The building was once a flour mill, and it has been beautifully converted into a hotel with … Continue reading The Hilton Molino Stuckey in Venice

10 Reasons an Alaskan Cruise Should Be Your Next Family Vacation

When looking for great family vacation ideas, it is not always easy to come up with something that will make everyone happy.  Some of the things your family members like might be: action/adventure, hiking  and viewing nature,  cultural experiences, close encounters with wildlife, gourmet dining, a little time at a casino, shows and entertainment at … Continue reading 10 Reasons an Alaskan Cruise Should Be Your Next Family Vacation

Celebrity Cruise – a Magnificent way to Explore the Mediterranean as a Family

A while back, we were looking for a great family trip that would satisfy our kids' (20 and 22) desire for lots of activity, great food and entertainment and my husband's and my desire to see more of Europe.  Cruising is a GREAT way to keep everyone happy!  I think it is one of the … Continue reading Celebrity Cruise – a Magnificent way to Explore the Mediterranean as a Family

Planning a trip to – Quebec City!

We are looking for somewhere  to visit this summer that isn't farther than a few hours' flight. (We are in Texas).  Maybe for a long weekend.  I am thinking Quebec City!  Quebec is beautiful.  It has the only walled city in North America (north of Mexico). The fun thing for Americans is that when you … Continue reading Planning a trip to – Quebec City!

Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Review is SO much fun at Walt Disney World! (first in a series of fun things to do that don’t require a ticket)

After somewhere in the neighborhood of 12 visits to Disney World over the years, we still find new fun experiences.  Sometimes we are looking for a day that doesn't require a park ticket.  The Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Review is on Disney Property, but it is located at the Wilderness campgrounds, near the Wilderness Lodge. Overview:  The … Continue reading Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Review is SO much fun at Walt Disney World! (first in a series of fun things to do that don’t require a ticket)

Milan – what to see in two days

Soon, we will be in Milan for roughly 1.5 days of touring time.  Of course, we want to make the most of it, so I have been researching must-do sights and attractions.  It is going to be a challenge to fit it all in, for sure!  Here is my list: The Duomo is such an … Continue reading Milan – what to see in two days