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.

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