2020 Family Road Trip

Family Road Trip – Day 4

Ambivalence is the word we both settled on to describe our feelings about visiting this patriotic national monument in the South Dakota Black Hills. Just a few miles of twists and turns from our overnight stay, we reached Mt. Rushmore. Mt. Rushmore Originally designed to attract tourists to this remote out of the way corner… Continue reading Family Road Trip – Day 4

2020 Family Road Trip

Family Road Trip – Day 1

After weeks of planning and evaluations of the various state regulations regarding Covid-19 measures, we finally packed the last items into our car early this morning before we hit the road. Local June gloom soon gave way to bright blue skies and warm temperatures as we climbed into the Sierra foothills. Today’s stage Our vehicle… Continue reading Family Road Trip – Day 1

2020 Family Road Trip

Family Road Trip – Here we come…

National lampoons - Griswold family vacation Growing up, I looked forward every summer to packing our family car (some Renault or another) to the gills for summer road trips. These past weeks of safely sheltering in place have allowed me to reminisce of those childhood memories. Granted our trips did not entail a dog but… Continue reading Family Road Trip – Here we come…

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The World starts moving again – slowly

The "unprecedented times" we are all experiencing feel both unnerving and reflective to me.  Never in a million years would I have thought that the skies would be empty of planes for weeks on end.  Never would I have ventured to foresee a day where no cruise ship churns through the worlds oceans and rivers.… Continue reading The World starts moving again – slowly

Key Blogs

The Day the World stood still

Lake Brienz You have undoubtedly noticed the silence on my part as my travel adventures stopped abruptly in late February. What followed were 4 weeks of crisis management unlike any I have ever witnessed in my life. Golden Princess passes under Golden Gate I am pleased to report that all our clients have been accounted… Continue reading The Day the World stood still

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Regent Seven Seas Splendor – bye bye Miami – finally

Miami skyline A further 24 hours delayed due to 21 foot swells, the Splendor remained docked in Miami till 11pm Saturday night. Once out of the protective safety from the Port of Miami, we could immediately tell that it was a smart decision by the Splendor’ female captain Serena Melani to delay our departure. Production… Continue reading Regent Seven Seas Splendor – bye bye Miami – finally

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Regent Seven Seas Splendor – new heights of luxury

Sister ship to RSSC Explorer, the brand new Splendor was officially christened last night in Miami and I was there. Follow me as I discover the many aspects of this ship which Regent says “perfected luxury.” Beverly Vickers & Gilett Brescia - RSSC BDM friends February in Miami and all you think of is sunny… Continue reading Regent Seven Seas Splendor – new heights of luxury