Month: August 2016

Inside Passage Alaska, Minus the Cruise Ship

Yes, you can see coastal Alaska WITHOUT a cruise ship. This is a review of my 2016 vacation using the Alaska Marine Highway to travel to different towns along the Inside Passage in Alaska. Three years ago, I took an Alaskan cruise from Seattle on the Celebrity Solstice and had a […]

Royal Clipper

For the Love of Tall Ships

The first glimpse of her, across the harbor in Civitavecchia, made my heart jump — how I love this ship. And then our driver blew right past Royal Clipper . . . he was looking for, you know, A SHIP — one of the current behemoths carrying 3,000 […]