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The Titanic Sails On

Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the ‘Titanic’ who waved off the dessert cart.” – Erma Bombeck Google “Titanic Museum” and you will be surprised by how many sites are revealed. Las Vegas, Branson, Pigeon Forge, and Halifax … Continue reading

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Getting the Family Together

“You don’t choose your family.  They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.” — Desmond Tutu Multi-generational family travel is a wonderful way to celebrate and to build priceless memories. Getting everyone together in a new place invites … Continue reading

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How Many Bottles of Wine Does It Take…?

“What do they do with the ice sculptures when they melt?” — question from a new cruise passenger One of the most fascinating questions about cruising is “How Do They Do It?” What are the mechanisms and practices in place … Continue reading

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End of the Vacation

“No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.” – Lin Yutang The emotional geography of traveling contains predictable highs and lows. The specifics vary from one … Continue reading

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Giving New Meaning to the Word “Massive”

“I took the Canal Zone and let Congress debate; and while the debate goes on, the canal does also.” — Teddy Roosevelt, 25 March, 1911 I had heard rumors that the Panama Canal is being expanded but the report never … Continue reading

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Finding Luxury in Travel

“Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury.” – Coco Chanel A recent article in the Boston Globe proclaimed “Old planes refurbished to offer taste of luxury.” A more apt headline would have referred to a taste of “What … Continue reading

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Traveling Solo

One travels more usefully when alone, because he reflects more. — Thomas Jefferson A few weeks ago I came across a website designed for people traveling alone – the Solo Traveler Blog. Their posts have opened for me an entirely new … Continue reading

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Choose Wisely

“I must go down to the sea again, to the lonely sea and the sky; and all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by.” –John Masefield When people tell me they definitely do not … Continue reading

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Cruise Jargon for Landlubbers

“It isn’t that life ashore is distasteful to me. But life at sea is better.” -Sir Francis Drake This continues a series of articles explaining the terms travel agents might use on an unsuspecting client. If you have not cruised … Continue reading

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May You Expand, Not Shrink

May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears. — Nelson Mandela So here we are, approaching the start of another year. What are your plans for the next twelve months and beyond? I suggest that you make plans which … Continue reading

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