At Sea

Adriatic Adventures

Adriatic Adventures, Part 1: Windstar, Venice and Rovinj, Croatia
VTG President Emerson Hankamer tours Venice before setting sail for Croatia's sparkling coast
Adriatic Adventures, Part 2: Cruising in Croatia: Opatija, Trogir and Dubrovnik
We enjoy seafood, gelato and off-the-beaten-path ports along the coast of Croatia

Adventures in Antarctica

Antarctica Cruise: On My Way
Why Antarctica? For the sheer, unadulterated joy of it, of course!
Antarctica Cruise, Part 1: Paying Drake’s Toll
Buenos Aires, Ushuaia and the infamous Drake Passage
Antarctica Cruise, Part 2: Landing in Antarctica
Glaciers, penguins and seals greet us during our first day exploring Antarctica
Antarctica Cruise, Part 3: The Age of Explorers
We extend our thanks to the explorers who preceded us
Antarctica Cruise, Part 4: Antarctica's Wild Side
The White Continent, then and now
Antarctica Cruise, Part 5: Wonderland on Ice
Our group visits Neko Harbour and dreamlike Cierva Cove
Antarctica Cruise, Part 6: A Place Like No Other
We visit Deception and Half Moon islands before saying goodbye to the White Continent

Cruising Southeast Asia on Crystal

Crystal Cruise to Southeast Asia, Part 1: On Board Crystal Symphony
The Crystal Symphony is better than ever
Crystal Cruise to Southeast Asia, Part 2: Exploring Indonesia
I've wanted to see Bali and Singapore for many years
Crystal Cruise to Southeast Asia, Part 3: Malaysia and Singapore
Our voyage from Malaysia to the crown jewel of the cruise, Singapore

Cruising the British Isles on Regent

Cruising the British Isles, Part 1: The Seven Seas Voyager
Every aspect of cruising on Regent's Seven Seas Voyager is top-notch
Cruising the British Isles, Part 2: Ireland, Wales and Scotland
We're warmly welcomed in Waterford, Dublin, Holyhead and Greenock
Cruising the British Isles, Part 3: Kirkwall, Invergordon & Edinburgh
As we wrap up our journey, we learn all about William Wallace, the Loch Ness Monster and Edward I

Cruising with Kids

Cruising with Kids Under 7
Tips for making your little one's first cruise a big success
Cruising with Kids Ages 7-12
Older kids and tweens love cruising as much as their parents
Cruising with Teens
Keep these cruising tips in mind when your kid becomes a teenager

Crystal Cruise to Scandinavia and Russia

Crystal Cruise to Scandinavia and Russia
We are thoroughly impressed with our first Crystal cruise and have a moving experience in St. Petersburg

Family Reunion Cruise in Costa Rica

Family Reunion Cruise in Costa Rica
Though the family reuniting was not my own, this trip proved how wonderful cruises can be for family gatherings

Father and Son Explore the Galapagos Islands

VTG President Emerson Hankamer Cruises the Galapagos
Father and son explore the fascinating Galapagos Islands

From Bermuda to Iceland on Regent

Regent Cruise to Iceland, Part 1: The Adventure Begins
Ready to begin our trip covering dramatically contrasting climates and cultures
Regent Cruise to Iceland, Part 2: Highlights of Bermuda
We spend three wonderful days in Bermuda before venturing north
Regent Cruise to Iceland, Part 3: New England and Canada
We explore lovely and historic towns along North America's northeast coast
Regent Cruise to Iceland, Part 4: En Route to Iceland
We experience memorable days at sea as we sail to the Land of Fire and Ice
Regent Cruise to Iceland, Part 5: The Land of Fire and Ice
On our first day in Iceland, we experience the "fire" of the island at the Blue Lagoon
Regent Cruise to Iceland, Part 6: Glacier Trekking
Despite rain, ice climbing in Iceland proves to be exhilarating

Galapagos Islands with Celebrity

Galapagos Cruise, Part 1: Quito & North Seymour Island
After exploring Ecuador's capital, we set our sights on the diverse flora and fauna of the Galapagos Islands
Galapagos Cruise, Part 2: Sea Lions, Albatross and More
Our exploration of these unique islands continues as we swim with sea lions, cruise past extinct volcanoes and watch for birds
Galapagos Cruise, Part 3: Santa Cruz, Bartolome, Isabela and Fernandina
We complete our cruise of the Galapagos and ponder the future of this remarkable group of islands

Mediterranean on Crystal

Crystal Cruise, Part 1: Mallorca, Rome and Sorrento
We embark on our Mediterranean odyssey
Crystal Cruise, Part 2: On board Crystal Serenity
The Crystal Serenity truly shines during days at sea
Crystal Cruise, Part 3: Greece, Croatia and Italy
We take in the history, culture and nature of Katakalon, Corfu, Dubrovnik, Trieste and Venice

Mediterranean on Silversea and Crystal

Back to Back on Silversea & Crystal, Part 1: Looking Forward to the Journey
There's no rest for this excited traveler about to embark on six-star Silversea
Back to Back on Silversea & Crystal, Part 2: The Olympic Spirit Is Alive
An exceptional tour guide proves the Olympic spirit is alive and well in Olympia, birthplace of the Olympic games
Back to Back on Silversea & Crystal, Part 3: It's Okay to Go
Don't let fear or the evening news stop you from fulfilling your European travel dreams
Back to Back on Silversea & Crystal, Part 4: Benefits of Cruising with Crystal
Tips for booking your own cruise on a six-star Crystal ship
Back to Back on Silversea & Crystal, Part 5: Dubrovnik, Croatia
After years of being under attack in the '90s, Dubrovnik emerges as an up-and-coming Mediterranean cruise port

Memories of Greece

Memories of Greece
Cruise ports in Greece offer a diverse mix of history, culture and fun in the sun

Never Met a Cruise I Didn't Like

Never Met a Cruise I Didn't Like
Whether three stars or six, I treasure the memories from every cruise

Searching for Great White Sharks

Searching for Great White Sharks
An early morning rendezvous with the world's most celebrated predators

Seychelles to Mauritius on Silversea

Cruising the Indian Ocean, Part 1: The Seychelles
We explore the islands of The Seychelles and are briefed on the potential dangers of plying these waters
Cruising the Indian Ocean, Part 2: Mombasa and Zanzibar
After some thankfully uneventful days at sea, we explore Mombasa and exotic Zanzibar
Cruising the Indian Ocean, Part 3: Madagascar, Reunion Island and Mauritius
The last leg of our trip brings encounters with lemurs, volcanoes and a flotilla of friendly locals

Tahiti and French Polynesia on the Paul Gauguin

French Polynesia Trip, Part 1: I'm Never Going Home!
We've just arrived in paradise
French Polynesia Trip, Part 2: Beautiful Bora Bora
We start things off right with nights in two Intercontinental resorts
French Polynesia Trip, Part 3: Aboard the Paul Gauguin
We set sail from Papeete and experience the best the Paul Gauguin has to offer
French Polynesia Trip, Part 4: A Look Back
A look at Captain Cook's Polynesia
French Polynesia Trip, Part 5: Bora Bora and Moorea
Pearl shopping and shark diving in paradise

Western Caribbean Cruise on Princess

Grand Princess Cruise, Part 1: The Children of Majahual
We visit the up-and-coming port of Majahual, Mexico
Grand Princess Cruise, Part 2: Ziplining in Belize
Ziplining in the jungle offers new thrills

Yachting with SeaDream

Yachting with SeaDream, Part 1: The Company
Prior to the trip, here's some background information about SeaDream Yacht Club and its style of cruising
Yachting with SeaDream, Part 2: The Cruise
We experience yachting, SeaDream-style
Yachting with SeaDream, Part 3: The Ports
We explore some off-the-beaten-path ports of the Caribbean

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