Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.
This Mark Twain quote was brought to my attention by Go Ahead Tours’ tour director Ali Bainbridge. In today’s political climate in the U.S., anything that will fight against prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness is essential to our future as a democracy. Let’s travel!
Planning: Fails and Saves
Behind the Scenes, Before the Cruise
Holland America Cruise to the Eastern Caribbean, January, 2023
Seven Days of Sun, Sand, and Great Food!
Holland America Cruise from Boston to Montreal, Aug.-Sep., 2022
A Cruise I Had Wanted to Take for Years!
Interlochen, Michigan, July, 2022
Finally Traveling Again!
El Dorado Maroma, January, 2020
Escaping the Snow Again
El Dorado Royale, February, 2019
Escaping From Snow to the Riviera Maya
New England, September, 2018
Old Friends and New Places
Japan, June/July, 2018
International Shibori Symposium
Ireland, June, 2018
Traditions of the Emerald Isle
Bali, With a Side of Singapore, May, 2018
Bali Fiber Tours, Bookended With a Few Days in Singapore
El Dorado Maroma, Part 2, January, 2018
More Fun in the Sun While North America Shivers
Pacific Northwest, August, 2017
Friends, Food, and a Few Sights
Avalon River Cruise, Brussels to Amsterdam, May, 2017
Beer, Spring Flowers, and Memorable Cities
El Dorado Maroma, Mexico, January, 2017
Friends, Fun, and New Experiences
Niagara on the Lake and Toronto, August, 2016
Sweeney, Cirque, and a New Old Friend
Detroit, August, 2016
Comedy, Creativity, and Culture
Caribbean Cruise, January, 2016
Half Moon Cay, Aruba, Cartagena, Panama Canal, Costa Rica, Grand Cayman
Toronto and Niagara, June, 2015
Jan Turns 65
Tulum, Mexico, January, 2015
Margaritas and Sunshine
Florida, December, 2014
Escaping the cold, preparing for more snow.
Northern California, September, 2014
Drinking wine and sightseeing with friends.
Cleveland Orchestra Chorus — Europe, 2013
Beethoven and Sightseeing in Frankfurt, Paris, Luxembourg, and Brussels
Maine Coastline, Boothbay Harbor, 2013
Relaxing, eating great seafood, visiting family and old friends, and stepping into the past.
France, Mid-May, 2013
Eleven days eating and drinking our way through the Burgundy and Champagne regions of France.
Italy, Mid-May, 2012
Our first Go Ahead Tour, “A Taste of Northern Italy & the Italian Riviera”.
This is documented on my other blog, and includes links back and forth from one day to the next.
Ireland, Late August, 2011
Six days in the west of Ireland and a weekend in Dublin.