Costa Rica: Raft, Surf and Kayak

August 22, 2022 – 8 Days

Explore the verdant rainforest & Caribbean seas of Costa Rica from the water. Join us on a guided roundtrip journey from San José. We will enjoy two days of whitewater rafting on the Read more

Grand Australia & New Zealand ’23

January 5, 2023 - 35 days - join us for this exclusive private departure of only 22 guests on this experience of a lifetime! Includes a luxury 16 day Silversea Cruise, Australia to New Zealand and... Read more

New Rapid Testing Site South Strand

For those that live here along the Grand Strand, there is a new rapid testing site between Litchfield and Pawley’s Island, Coastal Urgent Care: They now offer a 15 minute rapid test Antigen OR 1 hour PCR Read more

Pão de Queijo

I fell in absolute love with these delights 11 years ago upon my first visit to Brazil.  Typically eaten with a cafezinho in the morning, the magnificent flavor and uniquely chewy texture of these little bites can be positively Read more

Mid-coast Maine All-Inclusive Getaway

Our highest rated trip of all time! Departures throughout the summer & fall - see all departures and gateways here! Dog days of summer? Enjoy coastal Maine's weather during this exclusive departure limited to just 16 guests! It's very inclusive... Read more

Picanha

The national steak of Brazil and how to find and prepare it at home.

Brazil was my part-time home for about 10 years and during that time I learned about this delicious cut of meat, which was served everywhere.  Read more

Should I Book Direct or with an Advisor?

(Excerpt from Michael Graham’s book, the River Cruise Bible, May 2021)

The answer is as obvious to someone who has experienced a good travel agent as someone who has not.   Many people love the planning aspect of Read more

River Cruise Bible now available on Amazon

This is your guide to finding the river cruise that is exactly right for you. From Europe to Asia to the USA, there are many different cruise lines, often with vastly different pricing. The River Cruise Bible gives comprehensive comparisons between the major river cruise lines and explains what they share in common and how they differ. Arm yourself with this book to save money and ensure the best experience when booking your cruise. You will find out how to navigate tricky advertising gimmicks, which is the best river, how to properly book a river cruise... Read more

Major changes from the CDC for Cruising

Fully Vaccinated Guests that want to cruise may skip the masks and the tests. The CDC says... Read more

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Booking a River Cruise

Frequent mistake #1:  Not understanding the various advertising gimmicks. Cruise line promotions can be confusing and misleading, and river cruises are no exception.   

Frequent mistake #2: Forgetting to ask the 11 must-ask questions.

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