Resort at Pedregal | Cabo San Lucas
Galapagos | Lindblad Expeditions
Wharekauhau Lodge | New Zealand
Chief's Camp | Botswana
Peninsula | Hong Kong
Le Laperouse Ship | Ponant


By Anne Duyser on Monday, October 27, 2014

Crossing the Equator: Sometime last night we crossed the Equator.  From the beginning of time seafarers have partaken in ancient ceremonial initiations for crossing specific navigational parallel's on the globe.  Such practices are so vintage in origin that their derivation has been lost, but it is believed that invitations in such secret societies began in the Middle Ages, and it is possible that it began with the Vikings.

By Jen Mitchell on Friday, October 24, 2014

Skating Rink Adds to One of a Kind Winter Playcation in Victoria, BC

By Anne Duyser on Friday, October 24, 2014

The Daily Currents , the ship’s daily, shares information either about the places we are visiting or on sea days gives general information about the world.  Today it has to do with continents, and I found it very interesting so I am recording for my future information.

By Jen Mitchell on Thursday, October 23, 2014

I came across this safety video today from Air New Zealand which has to be the most creative safety videos yet! Not only is it entertaining, but also promotes the destination and the final film in the Hobbit series.  I also noticed at 2:26 there is a bungy jump that I so daringly attempted during my last visit to New Zealand!  


By Jen Mitchell on Wednesday, October 22, 2014



2014 Score is Highest of All Small, Midsize, and Large-Ship Cruise Lines


By Jen Mitchell on Friday, October 3, 2014

Due to my recent affiliation with McCabe World Travel in McLean, VA I took a trip to D.C. this week.  The main purpose was to spend a day in the McCabe office and the other to visit the Virtuoso Hotels.  There are currently 9 Virtuoso properties in D.C. and I was able to check out 8 of them yesterday.  They were all fantastic and unique in their own way. 

By Jen Mitchell on Friday, September 26, 2014










Chef Jen’s  Cornbread Recipe (of Weekapaug Inn)

By Anne Duyser on Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Sailing into Antalya was very pretty.  A long narrow strip of Beach with very high mountains in background made it feel like sailing into a half circle.  At certain times of the years once can travel 45 minutes into the mountains and snow ski and then come back to the beach and swim.

According to tradition in the second century BC King Attalos II ordered his men to find "heaven on earth".  After an extensive search, they discovered the region of Antalya and the King agreed that heaven on earth had been found.

By Anne Duyser on Friday, September 12, 2014

We arrived at the ship and immediately headed to The Waves Cafe for one of their wonderful hamburgers. We got unpacked and even ended up with a couple of inches if space left.

By Jen Mitchell on Sunday, September 7, 2014

Today marks a month from the start of Virtuoso Travel Week 2014.  It feels like months have gone by since this epic travel conference.  I could not let any more time go by without doing a little recap so here it goes.  When I tell clients I will be in Vegas for a week to attend Virtuoso Travel Week they tell me to have a great time with the misconception that it is just a week of Vegas gambling, partying, and eating at the most fabulous restaurants. While all of this is completely true about Vegas, this is not the main purpose of this annual retreat.


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