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Comfortable yet light travel in the New Year!

This article is for those who have the time and energy to travel extensively in the United States and beyond.  Spouse Susan and I have been retired three years and have toured about 65,000 miles through the US and Canada.  We have also been privileged to make two European small ship cruises (Grand Circle Cruise […]

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Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina; an Adriatic Sea cruise (part 2 of 2 parts)

Last week we shared initial detail of our “last-minute deal” on a small-ship cruise along the Adriatic Sea coast. The price was attractive (about 1/3 off), the four countries (Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro) and dozen cities we would visit would be decked out in their Christmas finest and we expected the Adriatic […]

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Dubrovnik, Croatia and visiting a Croatian family

On December 12 our ship the Athena (we were on a Grand Circle Cruise of the Adriatic Sea) departed Hvar, Croatia, after a late dinner to Dubrovnik, anticipating a long, eight hour sail. Almost immediately we were into rough, then rocky seas. Turned in about 10:30, fearing seasickness, managed to avoid that malady, but we were still […]

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Christmas lights in Slovenia and Croatia

Christmas lights in Slovenia and Croatia; we are on a cruise of the Adriatic Sea, which started nine days ago in Slovenia and now has us in the port city of Split, Croatia. In two cities, in particular, Christmas lightening and nighttime activity is simply marvelous. Our first experience was in Ljubljana, Slovenia, where we […]

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Nazi Germany haunts European river cruise (an addition to my earlier blog)

              We recently completed an 800 mile river cruise on Grand Circle Cruise Lines, from Vienna, Austria to Amsterdam, Netherlands.  The voyage took us through about 600 miles of south and central Germany.  History reaching back over a thousand years, stunning scenery, and, almost everywhere, remnants of the Nazis […]

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