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‘Awesome’ Alaska

‘Awesome’ Alaska

Holland America Line’s Amsterdam is in Juneau today. ‘Dude! Alaska is soooooooo awesome!’ These were the words uttered by my 10-year-old son on our first morning in that most majestic of American states, Alaska. We had sailed from Seattle two days before, and on this morning, I awoke early, peeked out the curtains and nudged…   read more of “‘Awesome&#8217…”

Not The Little Mermaid

Not The Little Mermaid

She’s a few steps farther along. The one pictured is the “New Mermaid,” erected by the entrepreneur who runs the cafe where she stands at Langelinie Pier in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Barcelona: Cava And Cappucino With Pinotxo

Barcelona: Cava And Cappucino With Pinotxo

As the capital of Catalonia and one of Europe’s most captivating cities, Barcelona is a wonderful city to explore on foot, strolling La Rambla through the outdoor markets and the brilliant flowers. … Entering the market the market, look to your right for Pinotxo Bar and pull up a seat for a cappucino, a cava and Pinotxo’s (pictured) warm hospitality.

Bye, Bye Little Mermaid

Copenhagen’s beloved Little Mermaid, known from the Hans Christian Andersen fairytale, will leave the city in 2010. She will travel around the world to be part of World Expo in Shanghai from April to November 2010. The Little Mermaid has never left her spot at Langelinie Pier, where cruise ships dock, since the statue was…   read more of “Bye, Bye Little…”

Wine By The Mark

Wine By The Mark

Pay only for what you consume at my favorite Copenhagen restaurant, Peder Oxe. Consumption is measured by the marks on the bottle.

Tacking Tallinn

Tacking Tallinn

[Eurodam is in Tallinn today.] Tallinn has been overrun by the Goths, the Pope’s Knights, the Danes, the Germans, the Russians, and now – the cruise ships. Weekly, during the summer, ships disgorge thousands of history-hungry passengers onto waiting tour and shuttle buses, a weekly booster shot to the Estonian economy. For some of those…   read more of “Tacking…”