Join me as I explore Sorrento, Capri and the beautiful Amalfi Coast as well as the ancient cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.
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]
I’m not certain that the photograph accompanying this post will do justice to the view from my veranda. Click on it, and if all works as intended, a larger version of the photo will appear on your display. If you’re viewing on your iPhone or another mobile device, bookmark this page and view it later… [Read More]
Reason # 1 Reason # 2 Reason # 1, Again
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]
Occasionally, I like to get away from the sanitized experiences that cruising offers. You know what I mean: Disembark the air-conditioned ship, board the air-conditioned bus, hustle along with the herd into the attraction of the day, gather round the tour guide, then get back in the bus for the trip back to the ship…. [Read More]