Why Scuba Dive? 12 Reasons Women Should Learn to Dive

Why I Learned to Scuba Dive I learned to scuba dive twenty-five years ago. I did it because I had a love/hate relationship with snorkeling. I desperately wanted to see more of the ocean and the animals that live beneath the waves, but snorkeling didn't get me close...

Getting to Know the Ships of Viking Ocean Cruises

Viking Ocean Cruises Besides the nineteen little things to love about the four ships of Viking Ocean Cruises in the video above, there is a multitude of big things to know and love. The most important of all is that the ships are almost identical. From the first,...

7 Reasons I am Learning to Speak Italian

Before the 2015 Expo Milano, Gary and I had the opportunity to spend several days in Milan and in the Franciacorta wine region with an eclectic group of journalists. Two were from France, two from Russia, three were from Germany, one other was American, and one was a...

Prepare to Be Bumped- Making Money on Oversold Flights

Oversold flights could be your next gold mine! There has never been a better time to get bumped from a flight. The aftermath of United's treatment of a passenger who refused to give up his seat has created the ideal conditions for those with the flexibility to take...

Experiential Travel– How to Get More Out of Every Trip

It's easy to say that you want to experience more from your travel, but not always easy to put that into practice. We tend to fall into the trap of thinking that simply going on an amazing trip translates to experiences that we will cherish. That isn't necessarily the...

What It’s Really Like to Swim With Sharks

I have long told people that if I were to get a tattoo, it would be a shark on the top of my foot. That way every morning when I put on my shoes, I would remember that I can swim with sharks. There is nothing left to fear (unless you count jumping from an airplane and...

Which Cruise Lines Actually Want Your Kids?

You can cruise with kids on almost any ship, but should you? There are cruise lines that are perfect for kids-- Disney goes without saying, and then there are a few lines that would just as soon not have them on board. Even among some cruise lines, certain ships are...

Getting to Know the Ships of Viking Ocean Cruises

Viking Ocean Cruises Besides the nineteen little things to...
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iPhone-Impossible: 6 Photos You Can’t Take with Your iPhone

I love my iPhone. I have taken some pretty darn good...
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Silversea Bathrooms: The Cruise Bathroom I Wish I Had in my House

Silversea Does Bathrooms In over thirty years of cruising,...
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The Truth About Family Travel: It’s All About the Experiences

Family travel is not always easy Gary and I are empty...
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Viking Star Photo Journal: Empires of the Mediterranean

As much as I believe in the power of words, I concede that...
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