In a spin on an old favourite Holiday Snaps here’s Covid-day Snaps with fresh news of the Travel industry getting back on its feet…
Keys to the door
And what’s missing? Yes, your favourite Bandanaman at the front of the shot.
I was bound for the Keys the weekend Donald Trump shut the country down.
So what’s this?
The newly opened Sunshine Tiny House Village http://www.sunshinekeytinyhouse.com at 3801 Overseas Highway near Bahia Honda State Park is just 30 miles from Key West.
And it features five colourful houses at $250 (around £191) per night plus tax.
The 399-site Sunshine Key RV Resort & Marina which houses two-six features a full-service marina, a recreation centre.
And a stepladder access to an open-water swimming area from a sunset pier.
For more information on the Florida Keys & West, visit www.fla-keys.co.uk.
And when you’re in Florida why not take in the great cities of Fort Lauderdale and Miami… https://jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/2020/03/23/fort-lauderdale-and-miami-a-tale-of-two-sittings/
Port in a storm
My body has never been the same since Dinah got hold of it… my Scary One would say she’s welcome to it.
Let her get hold of you too with her yoga (torture) classes on Fridays via Instagram Live from The Campus at Quinta do Lago @thecampusqdl.
Well, if it’s good enough for Rio Ferdinand and the Irish rugby team.
Dinah did stretch my soul’ limbs for those roundhouse volleys and spins when I met up with on-site tennis (and dancing) coach Judy Murray… SPORTUGAL. Also see http://www.quintadolago.com
Why should the fish and the whales have the seas all to themselves? There, I’ve said it.
If you’ve been missing the big ships on your coast (and, yes, I know we don’t all live on an island) then you’ll be glad to know that our cruise friends have been busy planning for the day they can get back out on the water.
Our friends at Princess Cruises http://www.princess.com have embarked on a £300m product innovation and cruise ship renovation campaign which puts the guest at its heart. As ever.
They are offering us award-winning chef Curtis Stone, Broadway legend Stephen Schwartz and family fun from Discovery and Animal Planet.
Best of all they are offering reduced fares from €584pp on more than 800 voyages departing from December-May 2022 as part of the Princess Sale with seven-night sailings available from €584pp. Open for booking from May 1-June 30, 2020.
Among the sample voyages are:
*A 7-night Scandinavia cruise on Grand Princess, departing November 15, 2021. Sailing round-trip from Southampton, calling in Oslo, Copenhagen, Gothenburg and Kristiansand. Prices from €749pp.
And I’ve had a zip around Norway The call of the fjords and want more of Scandinavia.
*A 7-night western Caribbean cruise on Caribbean Princess,, departing February 7, 2021. Sailing round-trip from Fort Lauderdale, calling at Princess Cays, Falmouth, Grand Cayman and Cozumel. Prices from @584pp. And again I got a whiff with I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out To Here and want more.
Now I’ve still got my Medallion magic key Cruiseday Tuesday… The Princess’s Medallion Man from my visit to Dublin Port, so I’m ready to go.
And with all this social distancing argument going on, maybe the sea is the way to go. I’ll try to unpick what’s going on in the air in Flyday Friday. But meanwhile…
MEET YOU ON THE ROAD… OR SEA