A Consummate Cruise of Cuisine, Castles, Crusades, and Curiosities

We have been on plenty of boats before, but never one like the Clair de Lune; and cruises have taken us across oceans and seas, as well as down some of Europe’s most famous rivers, but never anything like the Canal du Midi. This was a voyage of discovery… CONTINUE READING >> 

We have been on plenty of boats before, but never one like the Clair de Lune; and cruises have taken us across oceans and seas, as well as down some of Europe’s most famous rivers, but never anything like the Canal du Midi. This was a voyage of discovery… CONTINUE READING >> 

Finding and Feeling France Like Never Before

In keeping with our relentless quest to see France every which way we can, by bikes, boat, car, at high speed, or lingering like locals, we took to the waterways again, this time as guests on the luxury barge Clair de Lune on the Canal du Midi.
A huge Merci Beaucoup! to the crew for this amazing week. Also big thanks to France Cruises for making this happen.
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In keeping with our relentless quest to see France every which way we can, by bikes, boat, car, at high speed, or lingering like locals, we took to the waterways again, this time as guests on the luxury barge Clair de Lune on the Canal du Midi.
A huge Merci Beaucoup! to the crew for this amazing week. Also big thanks to France Cruises for making this happen.
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First Setting Eyes on Île Tintamarre

It’s not often that we find a place completely unknown to us, but Île Tintamarre is one we found hiding in plain sight. Join us as we explore the quirky history of this intriguing little land just off the Northeast coast of of Saint Martin… CONTINUE READING >> 

It’s not often that we find a place completely unknown to us, but Île Tintamarre is one we found hiding in plain sight. Join us as we explore the quirky history of this intriguing little land just off the Northeast coast of of Saint Martin… CONTINUE READING >> 

The British Isles… Virgin That Is

In the Caribbean, often the best places to visit are not the ones that are easily accessible to most tourists. If you come on a cruise ship you are likely to miss many of them as you hurry from one major port to the next…

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In the Caribbean, often the best places to visit are not the ones that are easily accessible to most tourists. If you come on a cruise ship you are likely to miss many of them as you hurry from one major port to the next…

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Man o’ Manatees

January is manatee mania month in Florida. There is no better time of year to see – and swim with (yes!) – these gentle giants in The Sunshine State, and Floridians go all out to show off the endangered sea cows, including throwing a festival or two.

Did someone say festival? No way we would miss that!

During the winter the… CONTINUE READING >> 

January is manatee mania month in Florida. There is no better time of year to see – and swim with (yes!) – these gentle giants in The Sunshine State, and Floridians go all out to show off the endangered sea cows, including throwing a festival or two.

Did someone say festival? No way we would miss that!

During the winter the… CONTINUE READING >>