Travel Pulse Round-up

Travel Pulse Round-up

Dreaming of uncrowded beaches, amazing water sports and accommodations that don’t require a second mortgage? Or maybe you want the best of the best when it comes to a good steak. How about renting a car in the handful of cruise ports where you might really want to go...
Yes! You Can Afford a Viking Ocean Luxury Cruise

Yes! You Can Afford a Viking Ocean Luxury Cruise

Viking Ocean’s Limited Time Early Booking Offer Can Move You Up to Luxury When Viking launched their Ocean line last year, luxury cruisers were enthusiastic. River cruisers who had sailed with Viking through the world’s great rivers were excited. But...
#TBT Cruising for More Than Three Decades

#TBT Cruising for More Than Three Decades

#TBT Cruising in the 80’s My first cruise was aboard the Carnivale, one of Carnival Cruise Line’s three ships. Yes, three. I have long said that if we had spent that money on Carnival stock instead of a three-night cruise to the Bahamas our bank account...

The Perfect Little Black Travel Dress

Here is the rest of the story behind my LBD that I featured in my Yahoo Travel article. I didn’t intend to wear Columbia Sportswear on formal night of a luxury cruise, sitting at the staff captain’s table, no less. It just sort of happened. I am no...
Athens and Istanbul: A Tale of Two Cities on Edge

Athens and Istanbul: A Tale of Two Cities on Edge

They are the best of destinations and the worst of destinations, these two mega-cities in the Mediterranean. Their current struggles are not unlike those they have faced throughout all of history– challenges of economy, democracy, and humanity amid uprisings and...
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