7 Days Of All-Inclusive Barging, Plus Three Hotel Nights & Tours, $3,995 Per Person

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I believe in full transparency, and I have to tell you that putting together my first hosted trip has not been easy. Especially given the fact that I’m adding special experiences before and after the barge cruise — and dealing with French hotels and operators. They’ve been kind, patient and professional, but sometimes things get… [Read More]

Silver Wind Middle East Adventure: Recapping our Journey with Silversea

Silversea's 1994-built Silver Cloud looking resplendent in the dawn light in Piraeus, Greece on Monday, April 20, 2015. Photo © 2015 Aaron Saunders

Call of the Middle East “We’re all islands shouting lies to each other across seas of misunderstanding.” Rudyard Kipling Aaron Saunders, Live Voyage Reports On Monday, April 20, I disembarked Silversea’s Silver Wind in the port of Piraeus, Greece – perhaps better known as the gateway to Athens. Berthed alongside us was our sister-ship, Silver… [Read More]

Meet Seabourn Encore’s Designer, Adam D. Tihany

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To gain some insights into Seabourn’s newest ship, I traveled to one of the world’s most international cities: New York’s arts district, home of Tihany Design and its acclaimed designer Adam D. Tihany. Tihany is an icon in hospitality design. From his New York studios, he sketches interiors that have come to represent the pinnacle of… [Read More]

Scenic Jasper, Day 5, Excursions From Linz & A Dinner To Remember

Prosciutto, Buffalo Mozzarella, Marinated Olives and Sun-Dried Tomatoes at Portobello restaurant. © 2015 Ralph Grizzle

What a gorgeous day in Linz, Austria. Again, as was the case yesterday, Scenic Jasper offered several complimentary tours. Some of the guests headed off for a full-day excursion to the Czech Republic, where they would explore the 13th-century town of Cesky Krumlov, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Others headed to Salzburg, the setting for “The Sound of… [Read More]