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Seven-Day Immersion in the Soundtrack of Our Lives

Seven-Day Immersion in the Soundtrack of Our Lives

Recently, my spouse and I found ourselves at the epicenter of a masterfully orchestrated convergence of three great loves – music, cruises, and of course, each other. The venue was a premium class cruise ship full of dedicated music lovers …

Cruise or All-Inclusive: Which is Right for You?

Cruise or All-Inclusive: Which is Right for You?

Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse in Nova Scotia; Seen on an NCL Cruise

I received an invitation to visit an all-inclusive resort the other day and I carefully saved that email as I thought why, yes, I would love to visit an all-inclusive

Five Things You Need To Know Before You Cruise

Five Things You Need To Know Before You Cruise

Think a cruise is a problem-free, no-hassle vacation? Think again. While the recent accident with the Costs Concordia was an extremely rare occurrence, cruises are ruined for people every day for varying reasons.

As with any uncharted waters, danger lurks …

Snorkeling in St. Thomas, the U. S. Virgin Island

Snorkeling in St. Thomas, the U. S. Virgin Island

U.S. Virgian Islands. (map used with permission from Wikimedia Commons)

Strewn like three bright, emerald colored jewels in the Caribbean Sea, the three U.S. Virgin Islands of St. John, St. Croix and St.Thomas provide a variety of activities for the …

Nine Tips for Cruise Safety

Nine Tips for Cruise Safety

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Most of the bases for cruising have already been covered: We know how to keep your floating vacation afloat, how to find the best ships for singles, how to survive a cruise with Norwalk …

How to Spend A Day on Catalina Island

How to Spend A Day on Catalina Island

A beach on Catalina Island

Santa Catalina Island is a slice of tropical life nested in Southern California. Once you arrive in Avalon, you can forget all your worries and play as if you’ve landed in the Caribbean.

You will …

Antarctica – Voyage to the end of the world

Antarctica – Voyage to the end of the world

“Out of whose womb came the ice? And the hoary frost of Heaven, who hath gathered it? The waters are hid as with a stone, and the face of the deep is frozen.” – Job 38:29

It is a land …

A Life Spent At Sea, Avidly Cruising

A Life Spent At Sea, Avidly Cruising

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Now more than half a century old, I can reflect back a bit and say that I have lived an extremely fortunate life. I have been one of those rare people who have been able to successfully marry a profession …

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