Oktoberfest in Yokohama, Japan

Who’d Want a German Beer in Japan? Well, it appears that thousands did as I noticed on a recent visit to the port of Yokohama, Japan. I was on a cruise, three of them in fact, as I was a speaker on the cruises in Southeast Asia for a popular cruise line. Our final port […]

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Sitka, Alaska

After leaving the port in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, our cruise ship, the Celebrity MILLENNIUM headed up through the inside passage for our first port of call in Sitka, Alaska. It was in Sitka that the ship took on the fuel we would need for our eight straight sea days before reaching Japan. Half way […]

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Gardens — An Amazing Part of Travel

It’s no secret that I really do love to travel, and these days I’m doing a lot of it by speaking on cruise ships. Here it is the first day of June, and I’ve spoken on four cruises with seven more booked for the rest of this year. There’s no question that I’m visiting many […]

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Beginning the Next Cruise

March 20, 2017 Our first cruise on the Celebrity MILLENNIUM ended in Hong Kong where we spent an overnight before starting out on cruise #2. Hong Kong — March 10th The weather was quite overcast and cool so we didn’t feel like taking any extended trips especially since we’d be back in port for three […]

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To Tip or Not or How Much or Why . . . ?

As I travel to various parts of this wonderful world — whether it’s speaking on cruise ships or just enjoying the beauty of the area — there are activities and customs that can be downright confusing to some. One of those customs has to do with leaving a tip for someone who’s provided a service […]

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