Scuba Diving in Roatán, Honduras

Diving with caribbean reef sharks!

The diving here was so easy that twice I completed four dives in one day. In total I did 19 total in six days! Most dive sites were ~5 minutes away, and Anthony’s Key Read more

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Bringing Grandkids on a River Cruise

Don’t do it!  Well, there are some important exceptions, but let’s be clear: there are only a few situations where kids under 18 should be on a river cruise.   In some cases, such as with Viking,  they are Read more

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“A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles”

This quote is attributed to Mr. Tim Cahill, and the idea of it is the backbone of our travel group known as The Outlander Society (yes, it was called that before the show). It sums up what I love Read more

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Water Levels and Your River Cruise

A particular river has certain size locks and bridges that drive the dimensions of a river cruise ship.  However, on occasion a change in water levels can cause those dimensions to go from tight to impassable.   When it Read more

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Will there be Stacking (Rafting) on my River Cruise?

You will find when river cruising along most rivers that Riverships need to share the limited docking spaces.  When they do, they will “raft” (also known as “stack”).  This simply means that the ship closest to land ties up Read more

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What is Barge Cruising?

Barge cruising is much better than it may sound at first!  Originally they were actual barges, but then retrofitted to be lovely little country inns.  Barges are essentially extra small Riverships that are designed to cruise the same rivers Read more

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11 Questions to Ask when Booking a River Cruise

  1. If you are working with a travel agency, ask if they (or a consortia they belong to) has group space on the sailing you wish to go on?
  1. Have you received any emails or mailings with special Promo codes Read more
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North Pole Adventure

July 1, 2023 (and other dates) - 2 days + Add-Ons: We will visit the arctic without a footprint, without a mark in the snow, without interference with nature. A quiet visit with humble respect of the sensitive nature and wildlife of the North Pole. Read more
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The Outlander Society – A Member’s Perspective

by Mary Graham, member since 2015

Who we are

We are a happy group of explorers who enjoy traveling places together, forming life-long friendships.  We started in 2015 with about 18 members..  We are still together, crossing off Read more

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