Beautiful Bergen (Norway)

Greetings from Bergen, Norway, known by many people as the home of famed composer Edvard Grieg. This is my third time in Bergen, and this time I am here to join the Viking Sea on two back-to-back 15-day Viking Homelands cruises (Bergen to Stockholm and then vice-versa) as one of their featured speakers. I will […]

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Never Knew Jeans Could Feel So Good

I’m not a jeans guy. I don’t think I ever wore a pair before I moved to Idaho at the age of 45. After moving to Idaho (where almost everyone wears jeans), I started wearing them once in a while; never to work, though. But they weren’t comfortable. I think I now know why. I […]

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Our Upcoming River Cruise

This time tomorrow (as I am writing this post), we will be at the Boise Airport (note that I didn’t say “International Airport”) as we check in for our two flights: first to San Francisco, and then from there to Paris, France! And on Saturday the 13th, we will be taking a train from Paris […]

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A Month in France!

Parlez-vous bien Français? Unfortunately, I do NOT speak French very well. I had the best of intentions to really work on it during the Winter when outside activities are very limited here in Idaho (unless you are snow skiing, which my body gave up on many years ago). That hasn’t stopped me before to go […]

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Is Barcelona’s La Rambla Worth an Entire Day?

Of course, it is! Let’s look at some of its sights. Originally outside the city walls and serving as a drainage ditch to carry wastewater down to the sea, the busy pedestrian- and vehicular-trafficked walkway/roadway known as La Rambla is a spectacle that draws tourists and lifelong Barcelona residents alike to stroll and shop along […]

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