Note: Maasdam currently is cruising Saguenay Fjord. It’s a 2.5-hour drive from Quebec City to the Saguenay region. My traveling companion and I pointed our car toward La Baie, where we checked in to L’ Auberge des 21. Located on the shore of the Saguenay Fjord, the warm family inn also features fine regional (read:… read more of “Seductive…”
Sunday, May 17, and we are in St. Petersburg, Russia. We had been waiting for this port ever since we started across the Atlantic back in April. Now here we are and it didn’t disappoint us. As we usually do, we hired a taxi and took a tour of this beautiful city. The city really… read more of “Postcards from St….”
Another early start today after a good breakfast (complete with reindeer sausage) at a local greasy spoon. Then we were off to Whitehorse via Beaver Creek. The Canadian Border is just about 90 miles away down Route 1. Shortly after crossing the border, at milepost 1202, the town of Beaver Creek appears. Blink and you’ll… read more of “Anthony’s…”
This was our fist cruise, so it might be of interest to the “newbies” out there. We had never taken a cruise before, so decided to celebrate our anniversary with a cruise to Alaska. Several of our cruising friends recommended Holland America. We were not disappointed, it was simply the best vacation we have ever… read more of “Cruise Diary:…”
Early in the morning we climbed in the truck to head off to Tok, Alaska. Training was scheduled for the afternoon, so it’s an early start on Alaska Route 1, one of the main roads into and out of Alaska from the lower 48. The initial ride out of Anchorage was just like any other… read more of “Anthony’s…”
Note: Maasdam currently is at Sept-Iles When I visited Sept-Iles, the train service to visit the Innu community had not yet started. But I did get an overview from a helicopter, and the trip along the Moise River looked promising then.
Westerdam is the set for a new series of the Dutch television program “Herrie aan de Horizon.” In this show popular Rotterdam Master Chef Herman den Blijker is looking for a new hobby chef. Participants have to work in couples for several challenges. After each show one of the participants has to leave the ship…. read more of “Westerdam to Appear…”
Nothing helps you adjust to a four-hour time change like sunlight until 11:30 p.m. After nine hours of flying I arrived at Anchorage to the mid-afternoon sun and 40-degree temperatures. Anchorage is a bustling metropolitan city set amidst the backdrop of beautiful snow-capped mountains. Just a quick ride from the airport, the Westmark Anchorage welcomes… read more of “Anthony’s…”