Archives in Category: Travel

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Unsung Heroes

There are 1500 crew members, all trying to please the guests on board the Regal Princess.  I acknowledge some of them here.

Thanks to the crew member who found my sweater and took it to Lost and Found.  It is

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Changing Perspectives

Earl and I took our first cruise in January, 2001.  It was a seven-day adventure to the Caribbean, and I wasn’t particularly enthused about it.  But by the time we disembarked from the Grand Princess a week later, we’d put

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Hungry Anyone?

I’d always heard that the easiest way to gain five pounds was to take a three-day cruise. The 24-hour buffet, plus three squares a day in the dining rooms, guaranteed success.  The thing is: Who needs to gain five pounds

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Bumpy Ride

Bette Davis once said, “It’s going to be a bumpy ride.” She was referring to a cocktail party, but I’m referring to an announcement from our Captain late last night.

Like a headmaster at a boarding school, he has unexpectedly

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Rocky Start

Yesterday’s embarkation was fraught with problems. I’ll be brief, but you’ll get the idea.

Normally by 11:00 AM, when Earl and I arrived at the ship, yesterday’s passengers are all off the ship. But for whatever reason, the departing guests

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Bon Voyage

Earl and I leave in the morning for a three week cruise that takes us south to Ft. Lauderdale to board the ship, then north to Halifax, Canada (Don’t ask why. I don’t know.), and then across the North Atlantic

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Staying Home

This has been a year of travel for me:  Costa Rica in March, the Boston Marathon in April, a visit with a friend in May, a visit in Chicago with another friend in early June, upstate New York the end

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Fargo

I’m going to Fargo, North Dakota, today.  It’s my annual pilgrimage to see my older son Kevin and immerse in his life.  I also go to upstate New York to see my younger son Keith and immerse in his.  And

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Princess vs. Badger

Earl and I are veterans of at least a dozen cruises in the Caribbean, the Pacific, the Atlantic, and the Mediterranean.  We have platinum status which means we get certain perks.

But this morning we were first-timers on the SS

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Shame on Me

A year or so ago, Delta Airlines and I got into a major tiff; and I vowed I would never fly that airline again.  There have been opportunities since then, but I’ve kept my word. Because why would one want

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