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Hiking 14th July Glacier on a Silversea Arctic cruise

Facing My Travel Fears on 14th July Glacier

Hiking 14th July Glacier on a Silversea Arctic cruise

Do you ever push personal limits during a trip? It’s exhilarating, not to mention being good for our boomer brains, to try something new or to ratchet up the level of a favorite activity. That’s what happened to me when I hiked 14th July Glacier on a Silversea cruise excursion. During a Silver Explorer Arctic cruise in […]

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Cruising the Svalbard with Silversea

We’re Going on an Arctic Cruise with Silversea!

Cruising the Svalbard with Silversea

Would you like to see polar bears in the wild? That travel experience has been near the top of my boomer bucket list for a long time. Now Alan and I are finally checking it off with a Silversea Arctic cruise. Not only will we see polar bears—fingers crossed—but we’ll also experience our first expedition […]

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Maui sunset cruise

Maui Sunset Cruise

Maui sunset cruise

Maui sunsets are nothing short of spectacular. Combine a blazing ball of fire dipping into the sea with a relaxing ride on a catamaran and you have the best of both worlds. That’s why, when Visit Maui invited me to experience a Maui sunset cruise on the Alii Nui, they didn’t have to twist my arm. This […]

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Sunset in Neumayer Channel

Seeing the Light in Antarctica

Sunset in Neumayer Channel

Updated 10.01.2017 When Alan and I cruised in Antarctica on Seabourn Quest, we expected to see mammoth icebergs, stunning scenery, and cute penguins waddling around. But the other worldliness of Antarctica’s light came as a complete surprise to us. The soft, golden rays shining low in the sky added a dimension beyond scenery and wildlife […]

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6 Questions About Cruising to Antarctica

Six questions about cruising to Antarctica. You ask. We answer.

  Updated 01.01.2019: Questions About Cruising to Antarctica After Alan and I returned from cruising to Antarctica, we kept asking each other, “Did we really go there?” And, now, the trip seems so distant. Perhaps it’s that our senses were overloaded so it was hard to process all that we experienced on this trip of […]

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El Brujo Glacier in the Chilean Fjords

Cruising to El Brujo Glacier

El Brujo Glacier in the Chilean Fjords

We cruised to El Brujo Glacier as part of an extended cruise to Antarctica. This beautiful site certainly whet our appetites for what was to come. Want to make your holiday cruise a white one (or blue in this case)? Choose an itinerary that visits a glacier. When Alan and I sailed in South America […]

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Avoiding the crowds and heat on a summer cruise in the Med

Surviving a Summer Cruise in the Mediterranean

Avoiding the crowds and heat on a summer cruise in the Med

Updated 06.01.2019: If you’re traveling on a summer cruise in the Mediterranean, our tips will make your trip a lot more enjoyable. Read on! On a summer cruise in the Mediterranean, you visit Rome when the cruise ship docks in Civitavecchia, Italy. Sweat drips down the back of your shirt as you stand in the […]

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USS Missouri cruise excursion

Touring the Mighty Mo With Silversea Cruises

USS Missouri cruise excursion

When the Silversea cruise ship, Silver Spirit, called on Honolulu, Hawaii, during our Grand Pacific Voyage, Alan joined the Silver Shore Collection excursion, Heart of the Missouri. Along with 9 fellow cruise guests, he toured the Mighty Mo for a fascinating 90-minute exploration of the massive battleship. Today, he shares his story with us. I’m standing […]

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Milford Sound

Cruising Milford Sound With Silversea Cruises

Milford Sound

Updated: 07.12.2019: Cruising Milford Sound has long been on my boomer bucket list. When Alan and I cruised with Silversea from LA to LA through the South Pacific, I finally got the opportunity to check this adventure off my list. And the experience didn’t disappoint. The steep-sided cliffs of a fjord mark the entrance to […]

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Rheinstein castle in the Rhine Gorge

Winter on the Rhine

Rheinstein castle in the Rhine Gorge

Updated 07.01.2016 On a foggy, sleety day, AmaWaterways Amacello winds through the Rhine Gorge where medieval castles and vineyards compete for attention above scenic river banks. Alan heads outside to take photos but returns quickly, unable to shield his lens from pelting sleet. Most Rhine River cruisers hope to view the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, a […]

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