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How to visit Fanning Island

How to Visit Fanning Island on a South Pacific Cruise

How to visit Fanning Island

If you’re looking for a South Pacific cruise excursion that’s totally off-the-beaten-path, welcome to Fanning Island. Boomer travelers won’t find stores, tours or any services, but they will experience welcoming residents living on a coral atoll with a turquoise-hued lagoon that screams tropical paradise. While the island offers scenic eye candy, it’s not always a […]

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Cruising the South Pacific on Crystal Serenity

Here we go again. Alan and I are cruising the South Pacific for the sixth time. I know what you’re thinking, “Y’all must be crazy.” Well, maybe we are. The South Pacific is an itinerary that we particularly like for many reasons, especially for the water experiences like swimming with stingrays. However, it’s the relaxing […]

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Hubbard glacier reflected in the water with mountains behind

Hubbard Glacier Cruise by Luxury Cruise Ship

Hubbard glacier reflected in the water with mountains behind

On a Hubbard Glacier cruise, you’re likely to hear the thunderous noise of ice calving into Disenchantment Bay before you see it. In fact, watching ice calve from any glacier is a matter of looking at just the right spot at just the right time. Glacier viewing is the highlight of any Alaska cruise. And […]

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Touring Prunelli Gorge on an Ajaccio Shore Excursion

large lake surrounded by mountains

Have you cruised to Corsica? What did you do for an Ajaccio shore excursion? When Silver Wind called on Corsica during the Mediterranean portion of a spring cruise that sailed Ft. Lauderdale to Rome, we chose nature on our first-time visit to the French island. Isn’t it fun when cruise ship itineraries that you’ve experienced […]

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South Pacific Sunrise

A few words from Alan: Reconnecting on a cruise

Reconnecting on a cruise might not be the first thing you think of when planning a cruise. Do you think of cruising as a way to see new destinations or experience a lifetime adventure? A cruise is all those things, but it’s also about reconnecting on a romantic getaway. Today, Alan’s here to share how […]

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Three cruise wear outfits

Luxury Cruise Wear for Boomer Women

Three cruise wear outfits

Updated 10.01.2018:  After years of sharing cruise fashion photos on my Facebook profile, many of you have asked me to write more about cruise wear for over 50 women. This is the first of a series of articles about what to wear on a cruise, especially luxury cruises, which is what I know best. My […]

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stone arch surrounded by grass and trees in Syracuse, Sicily

Exploring Greek and Roman history on a Syracuse shore excursion

stone arch surrounded by grass and trees in Syracuse, Sicily

On a Mediterranean cruise, active boomer travelers will find plenty of historical sites to explore. And by history, I mean some of the most ancient places you’ll ever visit. I’ve walked the ruins of Ephesus, investigated the ancient city of Nora and stood among wildflowers in front of Greek temples at Selinunte—all while participating in […]

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Golden sand bordered by blue ocean on a Lanai Jeep Safari

Exploring Lanai on a Jeep Safari Cruise Excursion

Golden sand bordered by blue ocean on a Lanai Jeep Safari

If you travel on South Pacific cruises as much as Alan and I do, you’ll be repeating cruise ports a lot. So when you arrive in Hawaii, what choices are there for cruisers who’ve already enjoyed whale watching on Maui or a thrilling helicopter ride over the island? Our advice? Book a Lanai jeep safari. […]

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On an Ulva Island guided walk, a trail winds through the temperate rainforest bordered by lush ferns.

Exploring Ulva Island on a Silversea Cruise Excursion

On an Ulva Island guided walk, a trail winds through the temperate rainforest bordered by lush ferns.

Besides an Antarctica cruise, an Ulva Island guided walk may be the closest Alan and I will get to the end of the world. As we stand on the beach, gazing at the scenic Pacific Ocean view, the guide tells us that if the water sweeps us away, Antarctica will be our next destination. That’s […]

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