A Danube River Cruise Dazzles the Senses

Danube River Cruise

Sailing along Europe’s Danube River conjures images of historic castles, rolling vineyards and UNESCO World Heritage towns. With flowers in bloom, spring is a great time to visit. Fewer crowds compared to summer means easier access to popular attractions along with money saving opportunities.  A Danube River Cruise offers a treasure trove of highlights. Companies […]

Small-Ship Expedition Cruising on the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar

An Outstanding Adventure Without the “Bells And Whistles” One of our most memorable family expedition cruises was in Myanmar (formerly Burma) with Pandaw Cruises along the Irrawaddy River. Planning to cruise with a 24 and 26 year old, my husband and I had some apprehension initially about whether they would find it boring, with no […]

Cruising the Volga with Love

In Russia, we learned that you don’t sip vodka. You drink it straight out of a shot glass and follow it with a sweet pickle, preferably one homemade by the sweet young grandmother who has invited you and eleven of your shipmates into her Uglich home for the afternoon.

Trip Down the Danube River

Some people look at the world through rose colored glasses. Johann Straus may have been looking at the Danube River through sepia toned lenses.

Roosevelt River Expedition

[dropcap]L[/dropcap]ooking down at the dark roiling river reflecting the dense jungle, I almost couldn’t believe I was actually here. I have imagined this place ever since I was 11 years old and first spotted the familiar name Roosevelt curiously in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon. Since that time, I have read all about that […]