Mallorca Village of Deià Draws Artists, Poets, Celebrities and Travelers         

Rainy day in London. Incessant phone ringing. Gloomy view out the window. And no end in sight. “That’s when I had an epiphany,” says Alan Hydes. “I asked myself, ‘What in the world am I doing here when I could be someplace better?’” Ah, but look at him now. Since 2009, Alan has been the artist in residence at the prestigious La Residencia hotel in Deià on the Spanish island of Mallorca.  “The light here is amazing,”…

Cruising the Ohio River~on the American Queen ~Madison, Indiana: ‘Most Beautiful River Town in America’

ON THE OHIO RIVER_Day two of our American Queen cruise finds us docked in Madison, Indiana, called by Charles Kuralt “the most beautiful river town in America.” Founded in 1809, the former transportation hub for Mid-America, which also played an important role in the Underground Railroad, is today a collection of charming historic homes, shops and museums. After a quick buffet breakfast at the Front Porch, we board a bus at our appointed time to begin our…

Cruising the Ohio River~on the American Queen ~Indiana

ON THE OHIO RIVER_After spending the night in Louisville at The Brown Hotel, we were on our own until 3 pm, when we would board a bus for the short drive to the port. Some in our group opted to take American Queen’s premium tour of Churchill Downs. It gave me a chance to write and Pam an opportunity to shop. American Queen runs their own fleet of modern buses, which also provide “hop on-hop off” tours…

Cruising the Ohio River~on the American Queen ~Louisville

LOUISVILLE, KY._Today brings good news and not so good news. The good news is, our travel from Palm Beach to Louisville was uneventful. Going through security at PBI was a snap (our first time to use TSA Precheck — worth every penny). Our Delta flights took off on time and arrived early, both in Atlanta and Louisville. From the Louisville airport, we were able to catch a shuttle to our next stop, the Brown Hotel, where American…

Cruising the Ohio River~on the American Queen

In less than 24 hours, we are scheduled to leave on the first leg of our next cruise adventure, one that in our 25 years of cruising, we’ve never experienced: An American riverboat sailing. For the next week or so, we’ll be on the Ohio River sailing aboard the world’s largest riverboat, American Queen, as guests of American Queen Voyages (AQV). Our only previous river cruise was in Germany, where we had a wonderful time. Our cruise…

8 Extravagant Suites on Expedition Cruise Ships ~ Breaking Ice, Making Way to Polar Regions

For those on a quest to cruise and explore the ocean less travelled and embark on expeditions to the farthest corners of the world, you can do so in an extravagant suite. From experiencing the Northern Lights and Norwegian fjords to becoming closer to penguins, waving to the humpback whales and watching the leopard seals sunbathe, here are 8 cruise lines and ships on which to do so. What better way than at the comfort of these…

Riviera River Cruises Offers New Croatian Yacht Cruise for 2023

COURTESY Riviera River Cruises: FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (July 21, 2022) – Sail the glistening waters of the Adriatic Sea and anchor in picturesque ports along Croatia’s dazzling Dalmatian coast on a new yacht cruise available in 2023 from Riviera River Cruises. On the Split, Hvar and the Delights of Dalmatia Yacht Cruise, guests will board the twin-masted MS Mendula and visit the Mediterranean landscape of Bra?, lush Hvar, forested Kor?ula, remote Vis and pretty Solta, as well…

Our Sailing Cruise on a Maine Windjammer, The Lewis R French

As a Floridian, I looked forward to escaping the hot, humid summer weather and enjoying cooler New England temperatures and refreshing breezes. My Maine Windjammer Cruise brought those and much more. My boyfriend and I flew to Bangor, Maine, rented a car, and spent two days exploring Acadia National Park and the Bar Harbor area. We hiked from a sand beach, maneuvered across fields of boulders battered by the sea, then up to Otter Point with its…

2025 Silversea World Cruise on Silver Dawn~An Invitation to Pre-Book Special Voyages, For Our Treasured Guests

136 Days | Tokyo to New York | January 13-May 29, 2025 4 Continents, 30 Countries, 59 Destinations, 33 Overnight Stays 2025 Silversea World Cruise on Silver Dawn Extended Stays in 28 Iconic Destinations: Osaka, Istanbul, Oslo, Reykjavik, Phuket, Jeddah & Many More Exclusive Events, New Destinations & Cultural Immersion Activities On Board and Ashore! Please use form below to request a quote   See all Silversea sailings here Silversea Cruises (  

Holland America 2023 Grand South America & Antarctica Voyage~Invitation To Pre-Book, For Our Treasured Guests

Departing October 7, 2023, this incredible 73-day cruise allows guests to experience the Panama Canal, Amazon River and scenic waters of Antarctica in a single journey. Traveling round-trip from Fort Lauderdale, guests will call on 14 different countries including Peru, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay and more. Extended stays in Callao (Lima), Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, and Manaus offer more time to explore these remarkable cities or embark on overland excursions to Cusco, Machu Picchu, and Iguazú Falls….

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