Why Take A River Cruise?

Unless you have had your head buried in the sand for the past couple of years, you are probably aware that River Cruising has become increasingly popular. Most commonly thought of in Europe, on the Rhine, Danube, Seine, Douro Read more

Navigating Covid Rebookings and Cancellations in 2021

Even as the vaccines are rolling out, cruise lines and tour operators are cancelling (suspending) more cruises and trips in 2021.  This is due to many factors, and much like the stock market, the logistics are playing out further Read more

Concerns for 2021 Alaska & New England Cruises

Cruises to Alaska and New England for all of 2021 could be affected by Canada’s recent order that no ships of more than 100 passengers can sail in their waters until February 2022. And due to the Jones Act, Read more

What the River Cruise Lines Say About Themselves

Let’s visit how several of the river cruise lines position themselves in the market, in alphabetical order.

Michael & Kelly Graham sailing the Seine river on the AmaLyra (AmaWaterways, France)

Amawaterways

From the beginning, our goal was to create Read more

A Visit to Portugal & Spain

I am an Air Force Brat.  During my father’s time in the service he twice had the opportunity to be stationed in the Azores on the island of San Miguel, which is part of Portugal.  This base served as Read more

World Cruises and Grand Journeys

A world cruise is a life-changing adventure filled with extraordinary itineraries that can take you across the seven continents and the seven seas. Imagine that you unpack only once while you explore ancient civilizations, modern marvels, and incredible natural Read more

How to get the Right Cabin on your next River Cruise

Cabin type (or category) is an important factor in deciding on which river cruise line is for you. All claim to have the best cabins of course, and there is quite a bit of innovation among the different companies. Even if you have decided on which line, there can be quite a cost & experiential difference depending on the cabin category you select... Read more

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

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

“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