A Slice of Athens

In the 12 day eastern Mediterranean cruise, the days and wine flow.  Among wonders of the world we are moved and incredulous. The ancient ruins unfold before visitors from all corners of the globe. In Athens, our port time was satisfying on all accounts. The ship docked early. The day was a sunny 70 degrees. … More A Slice of Athens

Genoa and the Sea

Genoa is pleasing in its architecture, history, and people. The Ligurian Sea is an intimate presence one savors in the everyday. We rejoice the rooftop terrace of our B&B and particularly, the generous hosts, Gian Pietro and Gabriella, who suggest a plan to see their city on foot. Genoa lays claim to Cristoforo Colombo, plus a … More Genoa and the Sea

Nawlins Nails It

We relished a New Orleans adventure in December 2014!  Three nights at the iconic Hotel Monteleone was the superb prize awarded by NATJA (North American Travel Journalists Association) for my 2013 Galapagos story. Previous trips there for business or pleasure took place pre-Katrina. Subsequently, our travel style and focus have transitioned a bit.  Yet this city’s people, culture, history, … More Nawlins Nails It

Heaven in H.B.

Yesterday, the sun shone brilliantly and the salty sea smells bee-lined into our nostrils. The sand and water appeared endless.  Surfers, frisbee-chasing dogs, families, couples and lone individuals dotted the horizon, seemingly rejoicing such abundance.  We, too, felt the harmony here on the Bolsa Chica bike trail to Huntington Beach. A quick stop for oranges and almonds from a … More Heaven in H.B.

Aquamarine Me

Biba dushi translates as “living the good island life” in Papiamento, the blended language of the ABC islands: Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao. Here in the crystal clear turquoise and aquamarine Caribbean waters surrounding Aruba, we are grateful for the day. Although the 70′ catamaran carries 72 more passengers than our Nevisian snorkel trip, the visibility … More Aquamarine Me

There’s Something about the Shore

There’s something about the shore-the Eastern shore, specifically. Some call it God’s country. We’ve trekked west coast to east coast annually the last thirty-five years, but rarely crossed the Chesapeake. An invitation to a niece’s Navy retirement on the USS Wisconsin in Norfolk generated a visit to my brother on the Bay. We found the towns of Portsmouth … More There’s Something about the Shore

Father’s Day 2014: Recalling Travels with Dad

A father’s influence is felt forever. Here, five travel bloggers share memories. * One man sought out extended life experiences abroad for his family. * A father-daughter road trip is relished for a lifetime. * Natural wonders provided the backdrop for family exploration together. * A dad’s curious mind and gravitational pull to the sea inspired yearning for the unknown. … More Father’s Day 2014: Recalling Travels with Dad