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America’s Historic East – Enlightened Mansion

Monticello Our day of Virginia discovery continued with a scenic drive up to Charlottesville of University of Virginia fame (and violent radical right rally infamy) for a visit to Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello estate. Garden view of the estate This visit was another longtime wish-list item for me and it certainly did not disappoint. The views… Continue reading America’s Historic East – Enlightened Mansion

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America’s Historic East – colonial times

Colonial Williamsburg Main Street A longtime in the making, I finally arrived at colonial Williamsburg for a visit. I had heard about it and aspired to visit for over 25 years and now I am here. Pinch me! House of Burgesses- Capitol building of the Virginia Commonwealth Financial support from the Rockefeller’s helped local history… Continue reading America’s Historic East – colonial times

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America’s Historic East – Settlements emerge

Susan Constant, Godspeed, and Victory replicas On May 13th 1607 the three ships pulled ashore in Jamestown establishing the first permanent British settlement in Virginia. Today’s tour began at this historic site in what is today part of the Virginia Colonial triangle of historic sites. The Jamestown experience is a living museum with period actors… Continue reading America’s Historic East – Settlements emerge

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America’s Historic East – Ode to Presidents past

Lincoln Memorial As any visit following the path of our founding fathers should, this program starts in Washington DC. First up we’re visits to three key Presidents of our nation’s history, Washington, Jefferson, and Lincoln as well as walks past the Korean and Vietnam war memorials. Jefferson Memorial Much has been written over the centuries… Continue reading America’s Historic East – Ode to Presidents past

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Caribbean Elevated – Farewell to the Seabourn family

Crew farewell aboard Every great experience must come to an end eventually. So did our cruise aboard Seabourn Odyssey with a fitting celebration of crew and guests on the back pool deck. Complete with ambiance lighting and live music, this gathering had a bit of sadness for many of us that were leaving the next… Continue reading Caribbean Elevated – Farewell to the Seabourn family

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America’s Histotic East – Mt. Vernon

Mt. Vernon in restored colors For many travelers still hesitant to go abroad, there is so much to see right in our own amazing country. This is what brings me to the east coast and aboard Globus’ deluxe motor coach program called America’s Historic East. Follow along as we visit three Presidents homes and important… Continue reading America’s Histotic East – Mt. Vernon

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Caribbean Elevated – Discover Barbados

Atlantic coast beach on Barbados Our time aboard Seabourn Odyssey wrapped up with a delicious Eggs Royale breakfast of poached eggs on English muffins with smoked salmon and caviar. Quite a treat on a day most cruise lines hurry guests off the ship early. This exquisite last meal makes me anticipate my return to the… Continue reading Caribbean Elevated – Discover Barbados

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Caribbean Elevated – St.Kitts Scenic Railroad

Operating since 2003, this scenic train runs on the 30cm narrow gauge tracks of the sugar cane industry which dominated this island nation for over 100 years under colonial reign from the British and French. At its height, over 35 miles of track existed on this 65 square mile island. Today, the train takes visitors… Continue reading Caribbean Elevated – St.Kitts Scenic Railroad

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Caribbean Elevated – Amazing onboard experiences

Welcome reception with French Martinis 🍸 A few days of life aboard behind me, I can honestly say that the Seabourn team is out of this world attentive, charming and empowered to surprise and delight. Everyone is smiling with genuine intent to make every guest’ experience remarkable. Our server Mario prepares Caviar in the Surf… Continue reading Caribbean Elevated – Amazing onboard experiences