Portugal-Morocco-Spain: Before the Start

Greetings from Lisboa (as Lisbon is called here in Portugal). Darlene and I are here on our “pre-night” before the start of our 17-day Globus tour that takes us through parts of Portugal, 7 days in Morocco, and then some time in Spain before finishing in Madrid. (Thanks for putting this together, Cheryl at Hey […]

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Why I Like to “Travel Light”

You have probably read in other online posts or newsletters some of the benefits of traveling “light.” My wife and I had an experience yesterday that reinforced that concept—a very pleasurable experience. Some “travel light” proponents use fear of losing your luggage as a key motivating factor. With my 1.5 Million PAID flight miles on […]

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Photos from “Viking Homelands” Cruise

In a previous post, I told you about my first Viking Ocean cruise; it was a truly amazing experience. I didn’t include many photos in that post because it was already long enough. In this post, words will be scant and photos will be plentiful. Note: If you want to know anything about any specific […]

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My First Viking Cruise

To be a little more specific, it was my first Viking Ocean cruise. We were on a Viking River cruise in April out of Bordeaux, France, that was thoroughly delightful. This ocean cruise was on the Viking Sea, and I was one of the guest speakers on their iconic Viking Homelands cruise from Bergen, Norway, […]

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Boats of Bergen

Before I hear from you knowledgeable folks, I know that not all of these are boats; some are yachts and some are ships. But a title like “The Boats and Ships and Yachts of Bergen” is a wee bit long and doesn’t have that alliterative ring to it. So perhaps you can cut me some […]

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