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Lesbian Travel: 4 Things To Know

Lesbian Travel: 4 Things To Know

I?ve added†an LGBT column for the website to make the site more inclusive and talk about issues that affect some†members of our travel community. In this column, we will hear from voices in the LGBT community about their experiences on the road,...
Goldring Travel's 2015 Culinary & Cultural (formerly Food & Wine) Cruise - Seabourn Quest - Part VI (Bergen, Stavanger & The Last Two Culinary Events:  Shopping with the Seabourn Chef and A Cheese Tasting)

Goldring Travel's 2015 Culinary & Cultural (former...

Even though the 2015 Goldring Travel Culinary & Cultural Cruise on the Seabourn Quest was coming to an end, there still were more events and more to see as we return to the more ?civilized? parts of Norway.Bergen, NorwayAs soon as we arrived in...
2015 Goldring Travel Food & Wine (and Beer) Cruise - Norwegian Fjords & Arctic Circle on the Seabourn Quest - June 13, 2015

2015 Goldring Travel Food & Wine (and Beer) Cruise...

2015 Goldring Travel Food & Wine CruiseNorwegian Fjords & Arctic Circle†Seabourn Quest - June 13, 2015
Goldring Travel's 2015 Culinary & Cultural (formerly Food & Wine) Cruise - Seabourn Quest - Part V (Honningsvag) - Ventures By Seabourn

Goldring Travel's 2015 Culinary & Cultural (former...

The 2015 Goldring Travel Culinary and Cultural Cruise on the Seabourn Quest took a marked turn away from the standard travel activities when we reached Honningsvag, Norway as we approached the most northern tip of Europe well above the Arctic...
Goldring Travel's 2016 Culinary & Cultural (Food & Wine) Cruise on the Seabourn Quest - Part IV (Stornoway, Scotland and Smoked Salmon)

Goldring Travel's 2016 Culinary & Cultural (Food &...

The third day of the Goldring Travel 2016 Culinary & Cultural Cruise on the Seabourn Quest was a scheduled sea day?and the second was unscheduled, as due to high winds and heavy seas the port of Londonderry could not be reached and even the...
Goldring Travel's 2015 Cultural and Cuisine (formerly Food & Wine) Cruise - Seabourn Quest - Part I (A Look Back and A Look Forward)

Goldring Travel's 2015 Cultural and Cuisine (forme...

Tonight I fly out to Copenhagen, Denmark to meet the Seabourn Quest for the 2015 Goldring Travel Cultural & Cuisine Cruise spending fourteen nights immersed in the beauty and rugged scenery of the Norwegian fjords while traveling above the Arctic...
Goldring Travel's 2015 Culinary & Cultural (formerly Food & Wine) Cruise - Seabourn Quest - Part V (Sea Days & Private Culinary Events)

Goldring Travel's 2015 Culinary & Cultural (former...

With two days at sea there was still much to do not only with the 2015 Goldring Travel Culinary & Cultural (formerly Food & Wine) Cruise, but out an about on the Seabourn Quest.Eric Goldring with Seabourn Executive Chef Jes Paskins(Nice Jacket!)I...
Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises - The Differences Are Fewer and Fewer.  Is "OLife Advantage" A Good Thing"

Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises - Th...

Oceania Cruises has just announced "The OLife Advantage" program provides 2-for-1 pricing, "free airfare", pre-paid gratuities and "complimentary" shore excursions and unlimited internet, for all spring, summer and fall 2016 voyages in Europe,...
Goldring Travel's 2016 Culinary & Cultural (Food & Wine) Cruise on the Seabourn Quest - Part VI (Oban, Greenock and Belfast - Seabourn Moments!)

Goldring Travel's 2016 Culinary & Cultural (Food &...

The Oban Distillery stands over downtown Oban, ScotlandThe Seabourn Quest arrived in the quiet town of Oban, Scotland to rainy skies, so after a few active days it was good to slow things down a bit.  After strolling through the seafront I headed...
Goldring Travel's 2015 Culinary & Cultural (formerly Food & Wine) Cruise - Seabourn Quest - Part III (Flam & Alesund)

Goldring Travel's 2015 Culinary & Cultural (former...

Our arrival in Flam, Norway on Monday marked the first of the 2015 Goldring Travel Culinary & Cultural Cruise Private Events during our cruise on the Seabourn Quest through the fjords of Norway.Seabourn Quest in Flam, NorwayThe day started out...
Goldring Travel's 2016 Culinary & Cultural (Food & Wine) Cruise on the Seabourn Quest - Part V (Kirkwall, Ullapool, Whiskey and the Kindness of a Stranger)

Goldring Travel's 2016 Culinary & Cultural (Food &...

The Seabourn Quest?s arrival into Kirkwall, Scotland, the largest town in Orkney; an archipelago of islands in the far north., marked one of the highlights of the 2016 Goldring Travel Culinary & Cultural (Food & Wine) Cruise:  An exclusive tour and...
Our easy-to-follow guide for ethical animal tourism

Our easy-to-follow guide for ethical animal touris...

Animal tourism can be a force for good, but it\'s up to all of us to make that happen. The post Our easy-to-follow guide for ethical animal tourism appeared first on Intrepid Travel Blog.
Goldring Travel's 2015 Culinary & Cultural (formerly Food & Wine) Cruise - Seabourn Quest - Part IV (Slovlaer and Tromso)

Goldring Travel's 2015 Culinary & Cultural (former...

Day Four of the 2015 Goldring Travel Culinary and Cultural Cruise on the Seabourn Quest was the second of five sea days.  We have been blessed with unusually calm seas, warm(er) temperatures and plenty of sun.  Most of the day was spent working...
Goldring Travel's 2016 Whisky, Wine, Food (& Kilts) Cruise - The British Isles and More on the Seabourn Quest (August 4, 2016) -

Goldring Travel's 2016 Whisky, Wine, Food (& Kilts...

I am pleased to announce the 2016 Goldring Travel Whisky, Wine, Food (& Kilts) Cruise on the Seabourn Quest departing from Dover, England on August 4, 2016.Goldring Travel Food & Wine CruiseNothing like seeing a Double Rainbow While Cruising The...
Goldring Travel's 2016 Culinary & Cultural (Food & Wine) Cruise on the Seabourn Quest - Part II (British Wine Tour and More)

Goldring Travel's 2016 Culinary & Cultural (Food &...

And so the 2016 Goldring Travel Culinary & Cultural Cruise begins!Bacchus Grapes - Chapel Down WineryMy flight on United arrived a bit early in London; in fact, too early.  I had originally booked a later flight, but for logistical reasons (that...
Goldring Travel's 2016 Culinary & Cultural (Food & Wine) Cruise on the Seabourn Quest - Part I

Goldring Travel's 2016 Culinary & Cultural (Food &...

It is one week from the start of Goldring Travel\'s 2016 Culinary & Cultural (Food & Wine) Cruise on the Seabourn Quest and the last minute preparations are being made.  And, as always seems to be the case, as the cruise starts, the events get...
Antarctica and Patagonia: An Adventure on the Seabourn Quest - Part VI (Captain Larsen and Class, Crossing the Southern Polar Circle & Breaking Records)

Antarctica and Patagonia: An Adventure on the Seab...

Captain Bjarne Larsen is the master of the Seabourn Quest for her Antarctic cruises.  He has been doing this since Seabourn started the program five years ago. Seabourn Quest Captain Bjarne LarsenOn this cruise something very special happened. ...
Goldring Travel Revisits Regent Seven Seas Cruises (Seven Seas Voyager: Rome to Barcelona - August 1, 2017) - Part V (Antibes and Marseilles: The Ensemble Experience, Cultural Wine "Tasting" and Sette Mari - Luxury Experiences for Sure)

Goldring Travel Revisits Regent Seven Seas Cruises...

Our cruise on the Regent Seven Seas Voyager continued with our arrival in Antibes, France to partly cloudy skies, which was quite a relief from the 90+ degree days were have experienced so far.  My continued plan was to experience Regent Seven Seas...
Goldring Travel's 2015 Cultural & Culinary (formerly Food & Wine) Cruise - Seabourn Quest - Part II (Copenhagen & The First Day)

Goldring Travel's 2015 Cultural & Culinary (former...

I arrived in Copenhagen, Denmark they day before the start of the 2015 Goldring Travel Culinary and Cultural (Food & Wine) Cruise on the Seabourn Quest.  I always look for a unique hotel in an interesting location to stay at.  So while I booked...
Silversea Expedition Cruises - Exotic Journeys Focus on "The Journey" - Silver Discoverer Indonesia/Myanmar Expedition: Part VIII (Myanmar - Developing Tourism & Finding Nemo Again)

Silversea Expedition Cruises - Exotic Journeys Foc...

Our journey on the Silversea Expedition\'s Silver Discoverer cruise through the Mergui Archipeligo continues with arrival off the coast of Pu Nala Island and Bo Cho Village (also referred to as Bo Cho Island and Ma Kyone Galet) where the Myanmar...
Windstar Cruises' Star Breeze Inaugural Cruise - Part III - The Windstar Experience 2.0

Windstar Cruises' Star Breeze Inaugural Cruise - P...

Having been on Windstar Cruises\' Wind Surf in the Caribbean and the Star Pride in the Black Sea I was really excited to see, as its guest, Windstar Cruises 2.0 on the Star Breeze\'s five night Inaugural Cruise from Nice, France to Civitavecchia...
Goldring Travel's 2016 Culinary & Cultural (Food & Wine) Cruise on the Seabourn Quest - Part VIII (Extraordinary Culinary Finale)

Goldring Travel's 2016 Culinary & Cultural (Food &...

The 2016 Goldring Travel Culinary & Cultural Cruise has two more extraordinary culinary events to enjoy.  In Dublin with a Michelin star chef and, as always, on the last day at sea when Seabourn\'s Executive Chef gets to flex his culinary...
Hiking Hacks: Replacement Trekking Pole Tips

Hiking Hacks: Replacement Trekking Pole Tips

New trekking poles usually come with protective tip covers. The covers are great for protecting your gear during travel and storage, but they\'re meant to be removed for hiking, so they usually end up lost or misplaced. Buying replacement tips can...
Silversea Cruises Announces Its New Ship:  Silver Muse  (I Love The Name!)

Silversea Cruises Announces Its New Ship: Silver ...

I am really excited to announce that Silversea Cruises has finally inked the deal for its new ship: Silver Muse.  It will be arriving in the Spring of 2017.The first thing that I like is the name.  It is creative and playful.  After so many...
Avalon Waterways - Myanmar (Burma) - Reflections:  "Isn't This Amazing!""

Avalon Waterways - Myanmar (Burma) - Reflections: ...

Avalon Waterway\'s Avalon Myanmaron the Irrawaddy RiverMyo, my intrepid guide during my Avalon Waterway?s Irrawaddy (Ayeyarwady) River cruise, Myo, our kind, intelligent and insightful guideon the Avalon Myanmar river cruiserepeatedly said during...
Windstar Cruises' Star Breeze Inaugural Cruise - Part II - The Transformation of A Cruise Line

Windstar Cruises' Star Breeze Inaugural Cruise - P...

I just returned from the Inaugural Cruise of the Windstar Star Breeze, which was quite enjoyable not only from the cruise product standpoint, but Windstar\'s highlighting its new philosophies including smaller ports and longer stays.  While I...
Avalon Waterways - Myanmar - Part VII (Mingun to Mandalay)

Avalon Waterways - Myanmar - Part VII (Mingun to M...

We awoke on Avalon Waterways? Avalon Myanmar in Mingun, Myanmar after overnighting here.  The sun was a red fireball contrasting against the early morning quiet of the river.  I could not really capture its intensity in a photo, but it was...
Our Type of Traveler: Nomadic Matt

Our Type of Traveler: Nomadic Matt

As an expert in how to travel the world on...
Crystal Cruises - They Liked it So Much They Bought the Shipbuilding Company! (Sort of)

Crystal Cruises - They Liked it So Much They Bough...

Crystal Cruises\' parent, Genting Hong Kong has announced what it has been working on for months: The purchase of the controlling interest in Lloyd Werft, the shipyard in Bremerhaven, Germany which will be building Crystal Cruises\' new ships....
Avalon Waterways - Myanamar - Part III (Yangon - Day 2)

Avalon Waterways - Myanamar - Part III (Yangon - D...

The first ?official? day of my Avalon Waterways? Myanmar journey started with breakfast at the Sule Shangri-la Hotel in Yangon.  It was a typical, high quality, breakfast with Western, Asian and Indian hot and cold offerings.  While nicely...
Siem Reap, Cambodia (2013) Day 4: Part 2 - Tonle Sap Lake

Siem Reap, Cambodia (2013) Day 4: Part 2 - Tonle S...

Date Visited: 4th March 2013Once we done with the Angkor Grand Circuit tour, we requested our driver to stopby at KFC for our lunch break. We did spot this fast food chain restaurant right on the first day we reach Siem Reap and honestly to say,...
Luxury Cruising's New Ships:  Seabourn Encore versus Regent Seven Seas Explorer - Two Distinctly Different Concepts of Luxury.  Which is Yours"

Luxury Cruising's New Ships: Seabourn Encore vers...

Regent Seven Seas Cruises came out with its bold, brash, statement that its new Seven Seas Explorer being the most luxurious cruise ship ever built.  And then...Seabourn Cruises came out with its announcement that its new Seabourn Encore will be an...
Goldring Travel's 2016 Culinary & Cultural (Food & Wine) Cruise on the Seabourn Quest - Part VII (Belfast, Liverpool - And Another Seabourn Moment!)

Goldring Travel's 2016 Culinary & Cultural (Food &...

The 2016 Goldring Travel Culinary & Cultural (Food & Wine) Cruise spent a second day in Belfast, Northern Ireland, so we headed out to St. George?s Market for a wander around and to buy some souvenirs.  St. George\'s Market - Belfast, Northern...
Royal Caribbean Hosts Largest Gay and Lesbian Cruise Ever

Royal Caribbean Hosts Largest Gay and Lesbian Crui...

On Sunday, February 6, Royal Caribbean?s Allure of the Seas...
Avalon Waterways - Myanmar - Part IX (The Ship: Avalon Myanmar)

Avalon Waterways - Myanmar - Part IX (The Ship: Av...

Avalon MyanmarAvalon Waterways? Myanmar (Burma) river cruise is, in my opinion, the best overall Irrawaddy River cruise product today.  There is no question, as the only river cruise that sails north of Mandalay, that its itinerary ? especially if...
5 Steps to Booking a Cheap Flight Online

5 Steps to Booking a Cheap Flight Online

Booking a flight can be one of the most stressful parts about travel! Airfare is expensive and, with variation in prices, we often worry that if we buy right now, prices could drop and we?d be the person who paid the most money for the flight....
Avalon Waterways - Myanmar - Part VIII (Sagaing to Bagan)

Avalon Waterways - Myanmar - Part VIII (Sagaing to...

With our journey on Avalon Waterways? Avalon Myanmar shortly coming to an end, our Day 10 started with a beautiful sail into Sagaing with the hillside filled with pagodas and temples.  Sagaing, MyanmarThen it was a taxi truck ride up the mountain...
Antarctica and Patagonia:  An Adventure on the Seabourn Quest - Part I

Antarctica and Patagonia: An Adventure on the Sea...

I have dreamed of exploring Antarctica and Patagonia for over fifty years.  For me (and doesn\'t this sound like it these articles are going to be personal") capturing photographs of penguins or thinking about the failures of Shackleton are not...
Avalon Waterways - Myanamar - Part I

Avalon Waterways - Myanamar - Part I

I depart today for a 14 day Avalon Waterways cruise down the Irrawaddy River on the purpose built Avalon Myanmar, a 18 suite shallow draft luxury river cruise ship. Avalon Waterways\' Avalon MyanmarThis ship and experience is different from the...
Goldring Travel's 2016 Culinary & Cultural (Food & Wine) Cruise on the Seabourn Quest - Part III (Torquay, Pokťmon Go and Little Things)

Goldring Travel's 2016 Culinary & Cultural (Food &...

Arriving onboard the Seabourn Quest was, as always, a simple and quick affair even though I did not have three things:  my Cruise Documents, my Luggage Tags and, more importantly, my girlfriend (who had said cruise documents and luggage tags). ...
GUEST BLOG: Insight Led and Data Driven: Three Reasons to Revamp Your Decision-Making Process

GUEST BLOG: Insight Led and Data Driven: Three Rea...

Big data and accessibility to improved analytics are transforming what it means to have a competitive edge. The ability to collect, store, and analyse massive amounts of data has become ubiquitous. Data scientists have become one of the most sought...
Goldring Travel Revisits Regent Seven Seas Cruises (Seven Seas Voyager: Rome to Barcelona - August 1, 2017)

Goldring Travel Revisits Regent Seven Seas Cruises...

Goldring Travel will be sailing on the Regent Seven Seas Voyager on its 10 night August 1, 2017 sailing from Rome to Barcelona.  Yes, I know:  Shocking!But as I am open to experiences pretty much anything (sometimes even not within reason!) I was...
Turkish Fast Food in Istanbul: Fish Sandwich (Balik Ekmek) + Pickle Juice (Salgam) + Lokmasi (Honey Doughnut)

Turkish Fast Food in Istanbul: Fish Sandwich (Bali...

I mentioned in an earlier post these ?balik ekmek? boats in Fatih located just off the Galata Bridge on the mouth of the Golden Horn. You can read it here: Istanbul: EminŲnŁ Balik Ekmek Boats (Fish Sandwich Boats)It is a traditional fast food joint...
Antarctica and Patagonia: An Adventure on the Seabourn Quest - Part II (Falkland Island Penguins)

Antarctica and Patagonia: An Adventure on the Seab...

My Antarctic and Patagonia Adventure on the Seabourn Quest continued with two days at sea before arriving at the Falkland Islands.  During this period there was a combination of preparation, lectures and leisure time...and concern over whether we...
Avalon Waterways - Myanamar - Part II (Getting Here & Getting It On)

Avalon Waterways - Myanamar - Part II (Getting Her...

My trip to Myanmar on Avalon Waterways is a bucket list (I hate that term... as I see it as a To Do List without focus on some pre-death desires) item for many people...and it is so far more enriching, eye-opening and exotic than the over-hyped...
Lady’s 4 Hikes You Have to Do in Yosemite

Lady’s 4 Hikes You Have to Do in Yosemite

Hiking is in my blood. My home town in Northern California has more trails than roads, and I spent my childhood roaming the golden hills. But if there’s one place I enjoy hiking more than home, it’s Yosemite National Park. Famed for its dramatic...
Antarctica and Patagonia: An Adventure on the Seabourn Quest - Part VIII (Ushuaia, The Start of Decompression & Seabourn Culinary Experiences)

Antarctica and Patagonia: An Adventure on the Seab...

Alas, departing Antarctica on the Seabourn Quest was with such sweet sorrow.  But having a number of sea days ahead of me was a far better thing than I had imagined.  For me the intensity of the Antarctic Experience required "down time" so that...
New Zealand tourism & Vacations 2015

New Zealand tourism & Vacations 2015

New Zealand tourism & Vacations 2015 New Zealand tourism & Vacations 2015 - New Zealand trip 2015 - New Zealand culture Travel Videos HD, World Travel Guide http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center"add_user=World1Tube New Zealand is a...
Goldring Travel Revisits Regent Seven Seas Cruises (Seven Seas Voyager: Rome to Barcelona - August 1, 2017) - Getting There and First Impressions

Goldring Travel Revisits Regent Seven Seas Cruises...

This 10 day cruise on the Seven Seas Voyager from Rome to Barcelona is my first one on Regent Seven Seas Cruises in quite a few years.  To be honest, I have had a number of issues with Regent\'s marketing and changes to its product (i.e....
Stockholm Gay Pride 2015

Stockholm Gay Pride 2015

The Rival Teddy BjŲrn...¬†It\'s that time of the year again! We have several big festivals in the beginning of August. Besides the¬†Music & Arts Festival¬†and¬†Pride House¬†or the¬†Pride Park¬†(÷stermalms IP). There is an entrance fee to the park...
Regent Seven Seas Explorer - Is It The Most Luxurious Cruise Ship Ever Built...Or Are Staterooms Being Sold As Suites"

Regent Seven Seas Explorer - Is It The Most Luxuri...

I know it may be shocking to some that I am actually writing an article on Regent Seven Seas, but here I am doing it. †Why" †Because its design raises a number of interesting questions that I have begun to ponder. †It also telegraphs that Regent...
Crystal Cruises - An Excellent Cruise Option for Both Luxury and Premium Travelers:  The Perfect Move-Up and Move Over

Crystal Cruises - An Excellent Cruise Option for B...

I regularly hear...and I mean regularly..."I never thought of Crystal Cruises!" when I make the suggestion.  It is both frustrating and fascinating.  So I thought I would write about "Why"" And why now"  There are a few reasons, but mostly...
Silversea Expedition Cruises - Exotic Journeys Focus on "The Journey" - Silver Discoverer Indonesia/Myanmar Expedition: Part VI (What is an Expedition Cruise"  Why am I Here")

Silversea Expedition Cruises - Exotic Journeys Foc...

The Silversea Silver Discoverer departed the port city of Belawan, Indonesia for the northern tip of North Sumatra and the city of Banda Aceh, Indonesia which was devastated by the tsunami on December 26, 2004; effectively destroying most of it and...
Antarctica and Patagonia: An Adventure on the Seabourn Quest - Part IX (Punta Arenas & Goldring Travel Goes Local and Culinary)

Antarctica and Patagonia: An Adventure on the Seab...

The Seabourn Quest\'s Antarctic Adventure continued its Patagonia segment in Punta Arenas, Chile.  I had nothing in particular planned, so it was a great day to just wander...in the sun, in the rain, in the sun, in the rain, in the wind...and...
Oceania Cruises - Yet Another Way To Improperly (And Maybe Unlawfully) Put Its Hand Into Your Pocket

Oceania Cruises - Yet Another Way To Improperly (A...

I have always had problems with how Oceania Cruises (and its sister brand, Regent Seven Seas Cruises) has done business.  This time it is more than some of the more slick marketing practices that result in you paying more for your cruise than you...
Travel?s Best Summer Foods Revealed

Travel?s Best Summer Foods Revealed

Summer ? and its heat ? has officially arrived, and...
Windstar Cruises - Going "All Inclusive"  in Tahiti, Caribbean, Costa Rica & Panama -For a Limited Time

Windstar Cruises - Going "All Inclusive"...

Windstar Cruises has put together some very impressive packages to go along with its premium product with prices starting as low as $2,499 per person (double occupancy) + taxes.From today through September 18, 2015 if you book your Windstar cruise...
Antarctica and Patagonia: An Adventure on the Seabourn Quest - Part III (Drake Passage and Greenwich Island-Yankee Harbour)

Antarctica and Patagonia: An Adventure on the Seab...

Seabourn Quest, Seabourn Venturesand Gentoo PenguinsAfter the Seabourn Quest departed the Falkland Islands it was a day at sea.  Oh, but we had things to do!The first, and most feared thing:  Cross the Drake Passage!  With fear and trepidation...
Windstar Cruises' Wind Star Breeze Inaugural Cruise - Part I

Windstar Cruises' Wind Star Breeze Inaugural Cruis...

On Monday I will arrive in Nice, France for the Inaugural Celebration of the Windstar Breeze celebrating the Seabourn Spirit\'s rebirth and transition to an upscale more relaxed yacht.Windstar Cruises\' Star Breeze and her beautiful...
Mark Conroy - New Head of Silversea Cruises Miami Office. Huh"  Does He Matter"

Mark Conroy - New Head of Silversea Cruises Miami ...

Mark Conroy and I have a history; and not a good one.  It has been a few years and things may have changed, so I enter this new era at Silversea Cruises (or is it") with an open mind and the hope of improvements.Mark ConroyNew Head of...
Antarctica and Patagonia: An Adventure on the Seabourn Quest - Part X (El Brujo Glacier, Galley Market Lunch and Castro, Chile)

Antarctica and Patagonia: An Adventure on the Seab...

My adventure through Antarctica and Patagonia on the Seabourn Quest continued with two days at sea after departing Punta Arenas.We were, as usual, followed by a number of birds that were just so beautiful to watch fly behind, beside, and in front of...
Antarctica and Patagonia: An Adventure on the Seabourn Quest - Part XI (Reflections + Puerto Montt and Heading Home)

Antarctica and Patagonia: An Adventure on the Seab...

It is hard to express the emotional and learning journeys I encountered over my 21 day Antarctica and Patagonia Adventure on the Seabourn Quest. Seabourn Quest in Neko Harbor, AntarcticaWhat I do know is that after:The anticipationGathering up my...
Avalon Waterways - Myanamar - Part V (Katha to Tigyang)

Avalon Waterways - Myanamar - Part V (Katha to Tig...

I thought my interest in Katha ended with the sunset.I was wrong!The fifth day of our journey on the Avalon Waterways? Avalon Myanmar started a bit early with a visit to the local market with our transport being the back of a pickup truck with bench...
Avalon Waterways - Myanamar - Part IV (Bhamo to Katha)

Avalon Waterways - Myanamar - Part IV (Bhamo to Ka...

Avalon Waterways\' Avalon MyanmarAfter breakfast we headed to the domestic airport; a two month old very modern facility adjacent to the international airport (which will be replaced in the coming years); though it is quite functional now.  Our...
Silversea Cruises:  10% off Asia on the Silver Shadow (July 2017 - December 2018) PLUS Goldring Travel Added Amenities

Silversea Cruises: 10% off Asia on the Silver Sha...

Silversea Cruises is offering a full 10% discount on your Silver Shadow July 2017 - December 2018 cruise in Asia if you book and pay in full by February 28, 2017.There are eighteen (18) different sailings with 17 of them conveniently sailing out of...
Silversea Expedition Cruises - Exotic Journeys Focus on "The Journey" - Silver Discoverer Indonesia/Myanmar Expedition: Part V (The Expedition Begins - Orangutans & Jimmy Buffett)

Silversea Expedition Cruises - Exotic Journeys Foc...

Our first day on Silversea?s Silver Discoverer was a day at sea.  Ironically, after everyone was so anxious to get this cruise started, after the one day delay, many were thrilled to have a day without an expedition.  The lecturers were, for me, a...
Antarctica and Patagonia: An Adventure on the Seabourn Quest - Part V (Peterman Island)

Antarctica and Patagonia: An Adventure on the Seab...

Our fourth day of our Antarctic Adventure on the Seabourn Quest brought us to Peterman Island.  It was, for me, my favorite to date...and it is a place that Seabourn had never visited before.Seabourn Quest at Peterman Island, AntarcticaPeterman...
Crystal Cruises Announces Three Ships (including Residences), River Cruises, a Yacht and Boeing 787 Journeys

Crystal Cruises Announces Three Ships (including R...

Crystal Cruises\' new owners have announced some pretty exciting and extraordinary plans!  And, to be sure, it sounds like they have a lot of money and are attempting to fill the wishlist of yacht charterers, owners of The World cruise ship and...
Antarctica and Patagonia: An Adventure on the Seabourn Quest - Part IV (Torgersen Island/Neko Harbor - "The Lifting of the Fog!")

Antarctica and Patagonia: An Adventure on the Seab...

The eight day of our Antarctic Adventure on the Seabourn Quest started with a dense fog.  It was so dense the first group on the zodiacs needed the ship\'s bridge to safely guide them back after exploring the nearby islands.But, alas, that was...
The Best Lesbian Travel Blogs

The Best Lesbian Travel Blogs

I?ve added an LGBT column to the website to make the site is more inclusive and talks about issues that affect some members of our travel community. In this column, we will hear from voices in the LGBT community about their experiences on the...
Meet the Team: The Many Faces of Nomadic Matt

Meet the Team: The Many Faces of Nomadic Matt

From tech and coding to design to fixing bugs getting readers books when downloads fail to scheduling social media or running the forums, it takes a village to run this website. I simply couldn’t run the website, write, travel, eat, sleep, or...
Why You Should Book the Seabourn Spirit or Seabourn Legend Before They Leave the Fleet (With Goldring Travel...Of Course!)

Why You Should Book the Seabourn Spirit or Seabour...

In just a few months the Seabourn Spirit and Seabourn Legend will be no more. †While the hardware will, like their older sister, the Seabourn Pride, will pass to Windstar Cruises, the essence of Seabourn will leave them forever.But before I get to...
Bukchon Hanok Village & Insadong Street, Seoul

Bukchon Hanok Village & Insadong Street, Seoul

Date Visited: 23rd March 2014Not far away from Changdeokgung Palace, we found that we are not far away from Bukchon Hanok Village by looking at the street map. This district is packed with more than nine hundreds Korean traditional houses known as...
Goldring Travel Experiences Azamara Club Cruises in Asia - Is it Amazing" Part III (Bali and Komodo Island)

Goldring Travel Experiences Azamara Club Cruises i...

My short day in Bali (the Azamara Quest was scheduled to depart at 2:00 p.m.) was, at my design, to be that of a tourist.† I know.† I know.† Eric being a ?tourist? is not possible. Oh, but it was?and I am not doing it again! †(But as you will see,...
Goldring Travel Revisits Regent Seven Seas Cruises (Seven Seas Voyager: August 1, 2017) - Caveat Emptor!  Consistently Inconsistent:  Not a "Six Star Luxury" Cruise Experience

Goldring Travel Revisits Regent Seven Seas Cruises...

I boarded the Regent Seven Seas Voyager for a ten day cruise from Rome to Barcelona with an open mind and a desire for my existing negative opinion of the cruise line to be proved wrong.  Heck, I passionately didn?t want to be right. This is a...
Silversea Expedition Cruises - Exotic Journeys Focus on "The Journey" - Silver Discoverer Indonesia/Myanmar Expedition: Part IX (Reflections)

Silversea Expedition Cruises - Exotic Journeys Foc...

I chose the November 7, 2016 Silversea Expedition cruise on the Silver Discoverer from Singapore to Indonesia to Myanmar?s Mergui Archipelago because it was on Silversea Expedition?s oldest and smallest ship and the itinerary is a mix of expeditions...
Goldring Travel Revisits Regent Seven Seas Cruises (Seven Seas Voyager: Rome to Barcelona - August 1, 2017) - Part III (Florence and Ajaccio: Starting to Drill Down on the Regent Experience)

Goldring Travel Revisits Regent Seven Seas Cruises...

Our second day on the Regent Seven Seas Voyager was a day in Florence, Italy with my having arranged for a private art history guide to take my daughter through the Uffizi Gallery.  It was also my first opportunity to experience the ?free? tour...
Online Shopping for Gay Men Who Travel

Online Shopping for Gay Men Who Travel

Tis’ the holiday season! Christmas is right around the corner,...
Avalon Waterways - Myanmar - Part VI (Kya Hnyat to Kyauk Myaung)

Avalon Waterways - Myanmar - Part VI (Kya Hnyat to...

Today, Day 6 of my Avalon Waterways? Avalon Myanmar river cruise, was focused mostly on understanding more about Buddhist ritual and religion.  Myo, Avalon Myanmar?s guide, is doing a masterful job of providing just enough information about...
3 Bizarrely Unique Museums - Travel Channel

3 Bizarrely Unique Museums - Travel Channel

Find bizarre items on display at these 3 unusual museums. Related: Top 20 Must-See Museums Around the World http://www.travelchannel.com/interests/arts-and-culture/photos/must-see-museums"soc=youtube Find more great content from Travel...
The Visa Application and Visa on Arrival Situation in Vietnam

The Visa Application and Visa on Arrival Situation...

If there is one thing I try avoiding when visiting another country, it would have to be applying for an entry visa.I could not find the passport picture I had in the past so I have sourced this picture from Koevoets Advocaten.My passport is Dutch,...
Silversea Expedition Cruises - Exotic Journeys Focus on "The Journey" - Silver Discoverer Indonesia/Myanmar Expedition:  Part I

Silversea Expedition Cruises - Exotic Journeys Foc...

As the upscale and luxury traveler looks for...no actually is demanding...more exotic destinations and more experiential travel, I see the market becoming crowded; really crowded. But what I am also seeing is that, as new cruise lines and new ships...
Bath, England: Pulteney Bridge and the Riverside Cafe

Bath, England: Pulteney Bridge and the Riverside C...

The late 18th century Pulteney Bridge spanning the River Avon is one of the dramatic sights in Georgian Bath. The bridge is designed in Palladian style - Georgian architecture and is a bit similar in terms of concept to the bridges in Italy, the...
Another BIG Shake Up at Norwegian/Regent Seven Seas/Oceania/Prestige Cruise Holdings - The Sheehan vs. Del Rio Result

Another BIG Shake Up at Norwegian/Regent Seven Sea...

Kevin Sheehan, the man who transformed Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) from a mess to a significant and credible force in the contemporary cruise market and then was central to the orchestration of the purchase of Prestige Cruise Holdings (and its...
Silversea Expedition Cruises - Exotic Journeys Focus on "The Journey" - Silver Discoverer Indonesia/Myanmar Expedition: Part VII (Myanmar - No Complaints!)

Silversea Expedition Cruises - Exotic Journeys Foc...

The next day marked a rather dramatic change in our cruise on the Silversea Expeditions Silver Discoverer.  We left Indonesia and set sail for Myanmar; but not the Myanmar visited by ocean and river cruise lines.  We are headed to the Mergui...
Seabourn One Week Sale - Great Deals on Antarctic, South America, Asia, Canada, Mediterranean and Caribbean Cruises

Seabourn One Week Sale - Great Deals on Antarctic,...

Seabourn Cruises is holding another of its One Week Sales.This sale offers some deals such as purchase a cruise at the price of an  Oceanview Suite and receive a Veranda Suite and even seven day Mediterranean cruises for as low as $2,499 + tax per...
Antarctica and Patagonia: An Adventure on the Seabourn Quest - Part VII (Waterboat Point, Kayaking...and Sadness)

Antarctica and Patagonia: An Adventure on the Seab...

I was up early for our last day in Antarctica aboard the Seabourn Quest.  There was a good bit of wind as we sailed into Waterboard Point, but were greeted by a Minke whale that disappeared as quickly as it had appeared.Seabourn Quest at Waterboat...
Rincůn de la Vieja National Park (HD)

Rincůn de la Vieja National Park (HD)

Rincůn de la Vieja National Park (HD) Rincůn de la Vieja National Park (HD) - Costa Rica Vacations Travel Videos HD, World Travel Guide http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center"add_user=World1Tube Rincon de la Vieja Volcano, composed of...
GUEST BLOG: How the corporate travel industry needs to adapt to emerging trends

GUEST BLOG: How the corporate travel industry need...

With the advent of a global economy and supply chain, the business travel sector has had to evolve in order to address new trends and challenges.† Whilst trip authorisation, duty of care and negotiated rates with travel providers are still the...
Living the Lake Life at the Basin Harbor Club on Lake Champlain in Vermont

Living the Lake Life at the Basin Harbor Club on L...

Nestled on the shores of Lake Champlain in Northern Vermont, you will find a family resort that is in some ways unchanged for generations. It is a place where families gather, year-after-year. It is also a place where friendships are made and...
Saint John Parish, Portsmouth, Dominica Tourism (HD)

Saint John Parish, Portsmouth, Dominica Tourism (H...

Saint John Parish, Portsmouth, Dominica Tourism (HD) Visit Saint John Parish, Portsmouth, Dominica - Saint John Parish, Portsmouth, Dominica Tourism Travel Videos HD, World Travel Guide...
GUEST BLOG: Corporate Housing or Serviced Apartments"

GUEST BLOG: Corporate Housing or Serviced Apartmen...

Awareness of the benefits of serviced apartments as a spacious accommodation alternative to hotels is increasing, and their suitability for business travel and relocation has been well-documented over the last few years. What is perhaps less obvious...
A day of Diamond Discovery with Shimansky.

A day of Diamond Discovery with Shimansky.

[cs_element_section _id=‚ÄĚ1‚Ä≥][cs_element_row _id=‚ÄĚ2‚Ä≥][cs_element_column _id=‚ÄĚ3‚Ä≥] First sighted in India in 2500 BC before being decoratively used in 320 BC, these earthly treasures have come a long way from the rough forms and gems they...
Silversea Expedition Cruises - Exotic Journeys Focus on "The Journey" - Silver Discoverer Indonesia/Myanmar Expedition: Part II (Ship Happens: Singapore Day 2)

Silversea Expedition Cruises - Exotic Journeys Foc...

Today the Silversea Silver Discoverer was to arrive in Singapore after her dry-docking and sail off, with me aboard, of course, to Indonesia.  Well?Ship Happens!  Not happening. At least not today.Raffles HotelAfter my morning adventure (discussed...
5 Unexpected things I saw at the Paris Flea Market

5 Unexpected things I saw at the Paris Flea Market

For the past week and a half, I‚Äôve†been busy covering the UN climate change conference in Paris. Though that left me very little time to see Paris itself, I did manage to visit the famous Paris flea market one Saturday evening. The flea market is...
Five reasons to have an American Express Membership Rewards Credit Card.

Five reasons to have an American Express Membershi...

The market is flooded with cards ? credit, debit, forex, loyalty and there is a reward for every penny you spend and it is difficult to choose the best travel credit card. I did not have a credit card until travel demanded one of me. When we were in...
Goldring Travel Revisits Regent Seven Seas Cruises (Seven Seas Voyager: Rome to Barcelona - August 1, 2017) - Part III (La Spezia and Monaco: Consistent Inconsistencies and Misses)

Goldring Travel Revisits Regent Seven Seas Cruises...

The fourth day on our Regent Seven Seas Voyager cruise was, honestly, the one that I feared would happen.  The one where I unwittingly chose a ?free? tour that 200+ guests would go on and, thus, overwhelm the venue and hence the experience; making...
Hunting for Fresh Sweet Corns at the Jean Talon Market (Marche Jean-Talon) in Montreal

Hunting for Fresh Sweet Corns at the Jean Talon Ma...

Every time I visit a new city, I always do a little bit of research beforehand on where the local farmer?s markets are located, and then I schedule a trip a few that made into my travel agenda. In Montreal, I found several markets in the city and I...
Goldring Travel Experiences Azamara Club Cruises in Asia - Is it Amazing" Part VIII (Doing It On Your Own - Part B - Kyoto - Why You Can't Rely Only On Guidebooks or TripAdvisor!)

Goldring Travel Experiences Azamara Club Cruises i...

This article is dedicated to those (like you millennials and "I can do it cheaper" folks) who honestly believe by reading things on the internet you can do it all yourself. †You most certainly can do a decent job after countless hours of scouring...
What's New and Exciting at Seabourn"  Thomas Keller, Mixology & a Champagne Spa Retreat

What's New and Exciting at Seabourn" Thomas ...

Seabourn continues to work to makes it\'s product better and, in typical Seabourn fashion, it has been doing this rather quietly and without hype.  And, of course, while everything cannot be identical with Seabourn having two classes of ships, it...
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