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Small Ship Cruise UnCruise Rivers of Adventure

If you've seen the movie Wild or read Sheryl Strayed's book, you know about the Bridge of the Gods. It's a steel truss cantilever bridge that connects Washington and Oregon via the Columbia River, between Cascade Locks, Oregon. On a recent small ship cruise, we sailed under that very bridge. It was our last night [...]

A Supposedly Fun Thing: An Exhibit of Voyeuristic Travel

Guest post by Jamie Rhein Photographer Mitya Trotsky's exhibit, "A Supposedly Fun-Thing," at the ArtMedia Gallery in Miami has me wishing I was heading to Florida soon, and thinking about travel photography. Specifically, what it takes to get a photo of merit that evokes more than just a pretty scene. Timing is often key, like [...]

2018-02-21T20:04:01+00:00February 21st, 2018|Cruise, Florida, Things To See and Do, Travel, United States|

Swimming with Whale Sharks in Cancun, Mexico

Swimming with whale sharks in Cancun, Mexico As our boat skimmed across the tops of the blue-green water, the captain spotted the fin of the whale shark lazily moving side to side, like a horse's tail swishing at flies. "You two will be first," said our guide Gilberto Juno from Aquaworld Cancun, simultaneously [...]

2018-08-24T05:40:04+00:00September 22nd, 2017|Cruise, Mexico|

AmaWaterways River Cruise Ships What to Expect

AmaStella in Austria's Wacchau Valley. Photo © Nancy D. Brown Typically, after your first ocean cruise, you have an idea if you prefer megaships with plenty of on board activities like rock climbing walls and Broadway caliber entertainment. Or maybe you prefer the intimate cruise ships with a naturalist pointing out unique flora [...]