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Exploring Smoking Volcanoes by Army Truck in Far East Russia

an exursion to siberia

Exploring smoking volcanoes by Russian army truck is a must-do Petropavlovsk cruise excursion. It’s one of my all-time favorite shore excursion experiences. And with over 400 nights at sea, I’ve been on plenty of them. The Kamchatka Peninsula in far eastern Russia is a beautiful land of smoking volcanoes and abundant wildlife. Since it’s not […]

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Temple of Heaven in Beijing, China

Visit the Temple of Heaven: Where Chinese Boomers Hang Out

Temple of Heaven in Beijing, China

How do you visit the Temple of Heaven, a popular Beijing attraction, on a luxury cruise through China? Most cruise lines offer a land extension to China’s capital city that’s well worth the time, money, and effort. When cruises visit China, they dock at Tianjin for a couple of nights so that guests can overnight […]

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Mekong Delta shore exucrsion

Explore Vietnam on a Mekong Delta Shore Excursion

Mekong Delta shore exucrsion

Updated 08.01.2019: On a Mekong Delta shore excursion, Alan and I discovered a touristy experience that’s usually not our cup of tea. I can’t say it’s my most favorite Asia cruise excursion, but I did appreciate the introduction to life along the Mekong River, prime people watching and an interesting way to spend the day […]

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Scenic stupas

Day Cycling Through the Temples of Bagan

Scenic stupas

Updated 08.01.2019: We love exotic travel tales that include active adventures, especially when it involves biking off-the-beaten path. Today’s guest contributor, Sue King from Nomadic KU, did just that as she cycled her way through dusty backwoods while exploring Myanmar’s Bagan temples by bike. On our own: Bagan cycling tour Iconic images of the ancient […]

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peace statue in Nagasaki

The Lessons of Nagasaki

peace statue in Nagasaki

Updated 08.01.2019: On a Nagasaki shore excursion, a visit to the Peace Park and Atom Bomb Museum serves as a refresher in WWII history. It’s a moving experience for any boomer traveler cruising to Nagasaki, Japan. Nagasaki, Japan. What do those words mean to you? Destruction? Nuclear devastation? Wasteland? During my boomer childhood, schoolbooks taught […]

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