Blog posts, thoughts, reviews, photos, stories, experiences and more from the authors & guests.

Uniworld SS Catherine: A Boutique Hotel with Shoreline Views

There’s something about boutique hotels. Whether it’s the small, almost B&B atmosphere and equally intimate staff, or the unique look and feel that speaks just to you, they generally make a trip that much more special. I know what you’re … read more

Viking Cruising to Another Record in Award-Winning Longships

If you live in fear of Vikings conquering the world, this may not be a good story for you. On the other hand, if you just want to see the world from a Longship, the time has never been better! … read more

A “Vinophobe” in Grapevine (Or “Putting Travel Lessons into Practice”)

Grape Stomp at Grapefest 2012

Yes, I know the Fear of Wine is actually oenophobia. Call it poetic license. And no, I’m really not afraid of wine, but I am surely not the best person to take to Grapefest, the annual celebration of Texas’ wine … read more