Exploring the Antarctic Peninsula aboard Silversea’s Silver Endeavour, I saw Antarctica is like no other place on earth. By the end of the cruise – as expedition leader Marieke Egan predicted most passengers inevitably do – I’d become an Antarctic Ambassador, extolling reasons to ind
Viking’s “Paris and the Heart of Normandy Seine River” cruise is more than a leisurely escapade through the scenic glories of France from Paris to Normandy. In myriad ways, it is a pilgrimage for personal passions on a luxurious longship purpose-built to navigate the winding river.
A suspenseful breeze blew south of the Antarctic Circle as Silver Endeavour passengers watched the advance expedition guides navigate their Zodiacs through rapidly moving ice. The boats were seeking a safe landing on Jenny Island that would take us up close to the colony of elephant seals lounging b
A shard of concrete etched with graffiti — my souvenir of the Berlin Wall found shortly after it tumbled — symbolizes how Saxony, the former East Germany, has risen above its cultural divide from the West that lasted 28 years after WWII. Since German reunification in 1990, Berlin has gained glob