Seattle Cruise to Alaska Princess Cruise

Me on Monday: My Whirlwind Travels So Far This Year

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I’m exhausted!  Now that I have a job and vacation time again, I’ve been putting it to good use this year.  That said, I’m tired and woefully behind on posts as I’ve been chosing the couch over my laptop after work to decompress from my horrible commute. But there so much to share with you […]

Fathom Cruise Ship Adonia Terminal view

My Fathom Cruise Cancellation Experience – Tears, Tequila and Teamwork

Posted on 3 CommentsPosted in Cruise, Miami, My Thoughts and Musings, U.S.

I’m not sure who wanted to cry more, the Fathom staff that had spent months (and years) in preparation or the passengers who were excited to experience the new cruise concept of social impact activities in the Dominican Republic (the DR).  It was an emotional 24 hours for everyone scheduled on the “soft” cruise that […]

Baltic Cruise sunset offbeat travel

The Repositioning Cruise – It’s Cheap and Tempting but Should You Do It?

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Many folks are not familiar with a repositioning cruise (repo cruise) but once you learn about them you may be a fan of the great value.  As my travel agent told me “you can’t live at home for that price” and she is right (sorta).  Just like the birds that fly south for the winter, […]

Greek Island Catamaran

As Visions of Greece Danced in My Head

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This week many of my travel friends are in Athens, Greece for the TBEX conference, sadly, I was unable to attend due to work commitments. I’m a bit (very) jealous not to be sharing the adventures with them this week so I thought I’d share some of my favorite Greece photos (note these are all […]

View of Rome city views

Views of Rome, aka the cruise stop at Civitavecchia

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With the cannonizations this week, Rome has been on my mind as well as part of a few Twitter chats like “When In Rome”.  I’ve also posted many photos already on Instagram but thought a post was a good trip down memory lane. Rome in a day can’t be done properly in my mind, however, I […]

Zambezi River cruise in Zimbabwe

Sunset cruise on the Zambezi River

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Prior to joining the cruise on the Zambezi River, we had a bit of time and I may have gently pushed for tea time at the Victoria Falls hotel as I was having some withdrawal from sweets and the cake tower seemed right up my alley.  Helen was from England and New Zealand so tea […]

Chobe National Park safari cruise

Chobe National Park, Botswana (boat cruise)

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Within five minutes on the safari cruise on the Chobe River, I saw the elephants on the river bank. Having walked in the Okavanago for three days prior in search of elephants, I had been happy seeing one up close.  Here in Chobe, they were everywhere – on the banks of the river, swimming in the river, on […]