Join me as I explore Sorrento, Capri and the beautiful Amalfi Coast as well as the ancient cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.
It is hard to imagine a more beautiful setting than Amalfi while at anchor. From the perspective of the sea, you can take in the whole town and its gorgeous backdrop. Amalfi is nestled in a ravine at the foot of Monte Cerreto, which rises to more than 4,000 feet. Amalfi was the capital of the Duchy of Amalfi, an… [Read More]
This past Wednesday I disembarked Seabourn Sojourn along with my son and cinematographer Chris Stanley. We were on board shooting a new show featuring “Adventures Ashore” throughout Europe. During our ten days on Seabourn Sojourn (and in the ports where she called), we saw the sights, met the locals and had some fun in the sun-splashed… [Read More]
On shore excursions from Naples, drive along the stunning Amalfi Coast, an item on UNESCO’s World Heritage List since 1997, explore the ruins of Herculaneum and Pompeii, or soak up the sun in Sorrento.
During the next six weeks, I’ll be traveling from Marseille to Istanbul (and points between) with Vancouver-based videographer Chris Stanley. We’re on the road to create a new travel show featuring ten “aspirational” ports. By aspirational, I mean that these ports are where you want to drop anchor — if you haven’t already. Cruises frequent these… [Read More]
My son Alex and I are nearing the end of our cruise on Crystal Serenity. We still have a lot of travel ahead of us, four days in France followed by a river cruise, which I will talk about this weekend here on Avid Cruiser. Meantime, here’s a wrap up so far of our Crystal… [Read More]
On the first of our two days in Sorrento, Alex and I tendered from Crystal Serenity to do Pompeii on our own, saving a lot of shekels over the ship’s shore excursion, but of course, not having all of the comfort — or the guide — that the ship shorex offered. On the second day,… [Read More]
By WALLACE IMMEN It was 9 a.m. and I was doing something I never do at that hour: knocking back an after dinner drink. Six of us on a private van tour were visiting a citrus grove on Italy’s romantically picturesque Amalfi Coast. The trees were heavily laden with Sorrento lemons that can grow to the… [Read More]