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There is ancient Athens, there are the grand Greek Islands, the main land doorway to Europe and then there is something very special – the Peloponnese.     (More)


Born and Raised is one of San Diego’s top ‘wish list’ steak houses. During a talk with Thomas, the General Manager, he became the quintessential philosopher-restauranteur after I commented on the effectiveness of the dimmed lights...    (More)


Truth be told, my recent whirlwind trip through Taiwan was an extremely over ambitious itinerary, there were just too many spots that deserved far more time to truly enjoy. But it did give me a kaleidoscopic overview of what this fascinating region has to offer, and a brief glimpse into their complex culture.  (More)


To celebrate this "year of Canada/China tourism", we have put together a quick sampling of our travels along the Maritime Silk Road, the oldest marine route known to humankind. It was used to help foster trade and cultural communication between ancient China and the rest of the world.     (More)  


AmaWaterways  Avalon  Azamara  Carnival  Celebrity  Costa  Crystal  Cunard  Disney  Holland-America  Hurtigruten  MSC  Norwegian  Oceania  Ponant  Princess  Regent  Royal-Caribbean  Scenic  Seabourn  SeaDream  Silversea  Star-Clippers  Uniworld  Viking  Windstar       (More)


Let’s start with what went wrong on our Viking Ocean Cruise ‘Into the Midnight Sun’ through Norway, Scotland and England. Umm…..well let’s see…thinking this through (this and that, that and this) oh well, nothing on this front. It was smooth sailing for two wonderful weeks, and the waters were calm too.  (More)


“Look for octopus that is pale and tender to the touch,” says Executive Chef Tricu as he holds up a tangle of pulpo (octopus), its tentacles glistening in the sunlight.     (More)


I had a wondrous opportunity to experience the Crown Princess while adventuring through the Western Mediterranean. The 10-day itinerary was an absolute dream: Rome, picturesque Italy, Croatia, Montenegro, Greece and France, culminating in Barcelona, Spain.  (More)


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This would be my forth trip to London and I haven’t even scratched the surface of all the things I want to see and do. There are always my favourites that I must return to, and then there is a list as long as my arm of the new places and attractions I want to visit.   (More)


Surrounded by water on three sides and nestled alongside the Coast Mountain Range, Vancouver is Western Canada’s largest metropolitan area with so much to offer in terms of natural beauty, attractions, beaches, five star accommodations and culinary delight.   (More)


Mexico City is propitiously located in one of the most densely populated and diverse regions in the country. From the capital, you’re within a few hours of impressive ancient ruins, snowcapped volcanoes, enchanting small towns, and bustling colonial-era cities. With efficient buses and well-maintained highways radiating out from the city in every direction, it’s easy to plan a change of scenery.    (More)


I am a snorkeling fool. I love getting under the waves to find my fishy friends wherever I travel, and though I’ve had some weird snorkel experiences over the years, this one at Chimei Island in Taiwan was one for the books.  (More)


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I’d been meaning to get to Puerto Escondido- an under-the radar fishing town in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico on the Pacific Coast for some time. Puerto Escondido means hidden port, and it certainly is not on the mainstream tourism radar.    (More) 


Just after we arrived at Kurtz Corral in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, about one hour west of Green Bay, we watched a short video on human-horse relationship building. I would later discover that Pokey had some very different ideas. The video instructed us to use our hands to grip the reins and direct the horse to the right and the left.   (More) 


Although I have been to almost 100 foreign countries, the number of states that I ventured in my own home country barely reaches double digits. So, I decided to retire my passport for a while and explore the splendor of my own backyard. Below are the highlights of my travels, which particularly opened my eyes to the bucolic magnificence of the United States.     (More)