Throwback Thursday: On An Excursion From Oulu, Finland: The Kierikki Stone Age Center

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In 2010, I spent some time exploring ports in the Gulf of Bothnia, a body of water that hugs the banks of the far north in Sweden and Finland. I particularly enjoyed my visit to Oulu, and the Kierikki Stone Age Center portrayed in the video accompanying this post. You can read more about the Gulf of… [Read More]

Dispatches From Abroad: Sublime Sweden, An Expedition In Australasia & Pondering Alaska Through Poetry

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I am writing these words on a Tuesday evening in the south of Sweden. It is 9 p.m., about 30 minutes before sunset and a few hours before the sky gets pitch dark. It is achingly beautiful here, and I find it fulfilling to live in a region where the beauty rewards me with a… [Read More]

Exploring Australia’s The Kimberley Aboard Silver Discoverer

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From sharks to crocodiles to luxury, this trip had it all On Saturday, May 24, I disembarked Silversea’s Silver Discoverer in the port of Bali after a 12-day journey through Australia’s Kimberley Coast and the remote islands of Indonesia. A One-Of-A-Kind Adventure – In Style The two weeks prior gave me a once-in-a-lifetime journey through an… [Read More]

Stunning Photos From Sicily: Photographing Europa 2 At Sunset

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“I’ve only seen this once before,” said Frank Neumann, hotel director of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ Europa 2. He was referring to the magic happening over our heads as we zipped around the harbor in Syracuse, Sicily, on Zodiacs photographing Europa 2 at anchor. Set against a backdrop that could have come straight out of a Disney… [Read More]

On Live Voyage Reports: Star Princess – Alaska’s Inside Passage

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Departing from San Francisco, we’ll venture into America’s last frontier. Gail Jessen, Live Voyage Reports On May 23, 2014, the Star Princess departs from San Francisco and sails north toward the Alaskan wilderness. The ship was originally built in 2002 and then refurbished in 2011. When she’s at full capacity, the Star Princess carries 2,600… [Read More]

Step Inside Seabourn Square

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Post by Seabourn. Transcript: Seabourn Square When Seabourn Square was introduced on Seabourn Odyssey a few years ago, it was an innovative concept. Seabourn Square is the hub of the ship, its heart and soul. Let me take you for a quick tour. Seabourn Square is like a large, elegant living room. It’s a well-used… [Read More]