Category - Travel Info

10
Jun

Amazing Dubai

Emirates airlines launched new daily direct service from Seattle to Dubai on March 01 so I took advantage of the 14 hour & 50 minute non-stop flight.   The flight departed at 5:30PM so I had plenty of time to drive the 2 ½ hour route from Vancouver the day of departure. There are plenty of […]

25
May

Northern Europe Cruise Chronicle aboard the Silver Whisper one of SilverSeas finest ships

  It’s often referred to as a marathon, the lead up to a far away cruise holiday.  The preparation, the packing, the rush to the airport,  an overnight flight to Europe followed by the necessary transfers to get you to your starting point. WHEW, it is a whirlwind experience, once you arrive on board your […]

9
Apr

Danube River Cruise

I had never taken a Uniworld European River Cruise before, but when I was presented with the opportunity to take a voyage upon the River Beatrice this March I jumped on the occasion. The ship was built in 2009 and is very clean and brightly lit. She was voted #3 on Conde Nast Readers Poll […]

25
Apr

An Argument for Travel During Turbulent Times – NYTimes

I am frequently asked, where would you NOT go. I just read this marvellous piece in the New York Times by Paul Theroux. It seems to me to clearly reason why travel is still pretty safe for most of us, and a compelling opportunity to experience the world beyond our neighbourhood. View the article here: […]

21
Oct

Virgin Galactic (and me!) In The News

Astronomic Price Worth it to Calgarians To boldly go where no man has gone before — no thanks. But to escape the Earth aboard a tested and true spaceship, spending 10 minutes in a weightless void? It's a trip worth every cent of the $200,000 ticket, says one of a very exclusive crowd of Albertans […]