Seeking the Seeds of Civilization on Crete

Beginning nearly five thousand years ago a society formed on Crete and over time became a precursor in art, architecture, and language to what we now know as Hellenistic culture.
Minoan civilization was based here and without them, along with the Mycenaean Greeks on the mainland, Greece would certainly be a very different place…
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Beginning nearly five thousand years ago a society formed on Crete and over time became a precursor in art, architecture, and language to what we now know as Hellenistic culture.
Minoan civilization was based here and without them, along with the Mycenaean Greeks on the mainland, Greece would certainly be a very different place…
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Christmas Cruising the Danube, A Live-Blog

With Christmas fast approaching we are happy to take a look back at the most festive way we have ever experienced to celebrate the season, a day by day account of a cruise along the Danube that we took back in 2013. The cheer factor was off the charts!
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With Christmas fast approaching we are happy to take a look back at the most festive way we have ever experienced to celebrate the season, a day by day account of a cruise along the Danube that we took back in 2013. The cheer factor was off the charts!
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Life Long Learning has a New Home

For those of us who have reached a certain age travel is one of our rewards for making it through the obstacle course of career and raising a family. But after a few take it easy escapes many of us find ourselves wanting more out of our expeditions. We want to satisfy curiosity, experience new cultures, investigate history first hand, in other words, we want to continue to learn… CONTINUE READING >> 

For those of us who have reached a certain age travel is one of our rewards for making it through the obstacle course of career and raising a family. But after a few take it easy escapes many of us find ourselves wanting more out of our expeditions. We want to satisfy curiosity, experience new cultures, investigate history first hand, in other words, we want to continue to learn… CONTINUE READING >> 

It’s All Greek to Us


So we have finished up another life long learning experience with our favorite not-for-profit company, Road Scholar. For the first time in our many adventures with them we explored by ship on the Aegean Odyssey, which beginning April 2020 will be exclusively sailing as a floating campus…
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So we have finished up another life long learning experience with our favorite not-for-profit company, Road Scholar. For the first time in our many adventures with them we explored by ship on the Aegean Odyssey, which beginning April 2020 will be exclusively sailing as a floating campus…
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How the Anne Frank House Made Me Feel

The Diary of a Young Girl was the first coming-of-age story I’d ever read. 

And it hit me hard for a number of reasons.

So, Anne Frank House was at the very top of my list of places to visit when we arrived in Amsterdam.

The house is the actual building where the Anne and her family — and four others — hid before they were betrayed and captured by the Nazis… CONTINUE READING >>

The Diary of a Young Girl was the first coming-of-age story I’d ever read. 

And it hit me hard for a number of reasons.

So, Anne Frank House was at the very top of my list of places to visit when we arrived in Amsterdam.

The house is the actual building where the Anne and her family — and four others — hid before they were betrayed and captured by the Nazis… CONTINUE READING >>