Travelogue No. 18: Canary Islands and Madeira, heading to Southampton

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I am sitting in the midst of several open suitcases, piles of…

Travelogue #17 Namibia

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I don’t know what we expected in Walvis Bay, Namibia, but it…

Travelogue No. 15 Seychelles, Mauritius, and Reunion

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Having safely avoided pirates off the coast of Somalia, we sailed…

Travelogue No. 14 Singapore and Malaysia

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An uninhabited swamp until 1819, 227 square mile Singapore, on…

Travelogue No. 13. Hong Kong

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When we embarked on this incredible world journey that has now…

Travelogue 12 China! Shanghai and Xiamen

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The Chinese have a saying:  The nail that sticks up gets hammered…

Kochi, Hiroshima, Nagasaki

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Ohayu Gozaimasu!  (Good Morning!) I could tell you that my…

Turning Japanese Cruise!

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Good Morning, Japanese time, from the Inland Sea,   I had not…

How deep is the ocean? Take a cruise and See!

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As I write this, we are sailing near the Mariana Trench, at over…

The Down Under Cruise - Always A G'Day Mate!

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Travelogue No. 7—Australia I will start this Email with…

Tales of a Mesoamerican Adventure!

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Greetings from Mexico!   Actually, greetings from the ship…

Tales from Past Experiences with Assigned Dinner Seating

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Dinner for two?  Or four, six, eight or twelve?   When booking…

The people you will meet at Sea

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We all have friends from our personal life and friends from our…

Traveling with Friends

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We are going on a World Cruise, and we will be travelling with…

What to do on the Ship?

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It is not uncommon for me to hear someone say “I would love…

Why use a travel agent??

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You want to take a cruise.  Everyone knows there are cruises…

Tips to Avoid "Mal de Mer" or Seasickness

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I have a confession.  I am subject to Mal de Mer, which is a…

Packing Blues? Here's 1 Simple Trick To Help Pack More Into Your Bag

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Packing for a cruise is a double-edged sword. On the positive…

Airplane VS Cruise Travel - What do you prefer?

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‘Can I get there from a ship, or do I have to take an airplane?’…

Why I Became a Travel Agent - Ken Heit

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A few weeks ago, I was having drinks with a friend who asked…