Journey to Cambodia and Vietnam, Woman, would you weep for me?

View Vietnam and Cambodia in a larger map As luck would have it, I didn’t get to Da Nang, Vietnam, in 1968. I arrived 45 years later. In neither case did I have a say about the matter. In 1968, Vietnam was the last place I wanted to land. After four years of college at Miami University, I went to work in the summer of 1967 at The Plain Dealer in Cleveland as a newspaper reporter.  Nine …

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Cambodia, Vietnam River cruises reach Angkor ruins, villages

New riverboats are cruising in Cambodia and Vietnam. These vacation voyages are an eye-opener, not only to the famed stone Angkor ruins, but also to the lives of rural villagers who are emerging from decades of warfare and deprivation. River cruises, which have proven hugely popular in Europe, are expanding to more exotic locales, drawing vacationers primarily from North America, Europe and Australia. Yet, riverboat journeys in Southeast Asia are neither an ordinary nor leisurely cruise, at …

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AdventureSmith Explorations Announces New 2012 Cruises

From Hawaii to Great Barrier Reef, Baja to Cambodia; New Waters Ahead for Leader in Expedition Cruising The active travel company that secures matches between adventure-seeking clients and a treasure trove of small, expedition ships, AdventureSmith Explorations (, announces a roster of new and favorite cruises for late 2011, 2012 and beyond. When northern winds howl, here are some warm-weather options from AdventureSmith Explorations Director Todd Smith: Hawaiian Seascapes explores the “other side” of the Hawaiian Islands …

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