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Mangia, Mangia on <i>Costa Smeralda</i>
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Mangia, Mangia on Costa Smeralda

Steve Leland - October 28, 2021
Mangia, Mangia on <i>Costa Smeralda</i>
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Mangia, Mangia on Costa Smeralda

Steve Leland - October 28, 2021

If there is one thing synonymous with the Italian way of life, eating would certainly rank at the top of the list. For Italians, it’s not just…

Cruising, Italian Style
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Cruising, Italian Style

Steve Leland - October 12, 2021

Spending a day at sea is never wasted on me and sailing between Palma de Mallorca and Messina, Sicily on the Costa Smeralda provides the perfect opportunity…

The Summer of ‘21 Travel Resumes Tour
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The Summer of ‘21 Travel Resumes Tour

Steve Leland - October 5, 2021

Making up for the travel drought of 2020, a four month summer escape in the midst of pandemic pandemonium was just what the doctor ordered. Flying in…

Aweigh We Go! Three Dream Destinations – St. Maarten, Athens, and Valletta
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Aweigh We Go! Three Dream Destinations – St. Maarten, Athens, and Valletta

Steve Leland - October 4, 2021

After ships sat idle for what seemed like an eternity, cruising has returned with a race to establish homeport advantage. Straight out of the gate, favorites like…

Barcelona’s Backstreet Eats
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Barcelona’s Backstreet Eats

Steve Leland - September 27, 2021

It’s easy to find top name restaurants by perusing any guidebook, but discovering authentic eateries that locals keep for themselves is no easy task. While most visitors…

Alaska Cruise Countdown
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Alaska Cruise Countdown

Steve Leland - September 22, 2021

What a great (albeit abbreviated) summer it has been for the great state of Alaska. For all the beauty, pristine wilderness and tales of gold that the…

48 Hours In Malta
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48 Hours In Malta

Steve Leland - September 2, 2021

Malta has always been a popular port of call but with it becoming a new staging ground for cruising as a home port, I embarked on a…

The Other Italy, Abruzzo Revisited
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The Other Italy, Abruzzo Revisited

Steve Leland - August 17, 2021

Have you ever visited a destination time and time again, never getting enough? I’ve been fortunate to travel to some of the most awe inspiring locations of…

The Joy of St. Croix
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The Joy of St. Croix

Steve Leland - August 12, 2021

If you were asked to name the three U.S. Virgin Islands, St. Thomas would immediately roll off the tip of your tongue, with St. John coming a…

A Culinary Adventure in Emilia Romagna, Italy
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A Culinary Adventure in Emilia Romagna, Italy

Steve Leland - August 3, 2021

I’ll admit it. I have a problem. I’ve been involved in a love affair with Italian food for most of my adult life. With the gastronomic trinity…

The Spa Of Good Intentions on <i>Celebrity Apex</i>
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The Spa Of Good Intentions on Celebrity Apex

Steve Leland - July 12, 2021

One look at me and you can accurately deduce that I don’t spend a great deal of time in a spa. However, you’ll find it amazing that…

Eating It Up In Athens
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Eating It Up In Athens

Steve Leland - July 6, 2021

You all know my MO by now.  I’m in a foreign city, hungry and have a hankering for some local food. This time it’s in Athens, Greece.…

The Secrets of St. John, USVI
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The Secrets of St. John, USVI

Steve Leland - June 28, 2021

You won’t find St. John, USVI on any cruise itinerary and that’s both good and bad. It’s good because you’ll never have to share the island with…

The St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Will Return in 2022
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The St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Will Return in 2022

Steve Leland - June 15, 2021

Starting with a mere 12 vessels participating in the inaugural race in 1980, the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta has quickly grown in stature, with a record 284…

This Cruise Leaves from St. Maarten Next Weekend
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This Cruise Leaves from St. Maarten Next Weekend

Steve Leland - May 28, 2021

For what seems like an eternity, pandemic related restrictions have reined in the flourishing popularity of cruising and worldwide travel. Regulations may have challenged the possibility of…

Seabourn to Set Sail in July
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Seabourn to Set Sail in July

Steve Leland - May 6, 2021

They say that good things come to those who wait and after a year of pandemic patience GREAT things are happening for lovers of ultra-luxury cruising. Starting in July, Seabourn…

Don’t Miss This Taco Food Tour in Cabo San Lucas
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Don’t Miss This Taco Food Tour in Cabo San Lucas

Steve Leland - April 28, 2021

The question of the day; You’re in Mexico and hungry. What’s the one quick bite you think of? It’s a taco of course! As a vicarious foodie…

Hiking Mexico’s Sierra de la Laguna
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Hiking Mexico’s Sierra de la Laguna

Steve Leland - April 19, 2021

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The stories of generously flowing champagne, chic hotels and hedonistic nightlife dominate travel headlines about this jetsetting playground in the sun. Perhaps it’s…

St. Thomas, Sophisticated
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St. Thomas, Sophisticated

Steve Leland - April 13, 2021

St. Thomas had a deep-rooted seafaring heritage long before I plied its waters.As a cruise director for many years, I visited the small, quaint island every Tuesday.…

St. Croix Cocktail Hour: Try the Breadfruit Vodka
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St. Croix Cocktail Hour: Try the Breadfruit Vodka

Steve Leland - March 24, 2021

Serendipity has provided a new take on the old adage, when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. On the US Virgin Island of St. Croix it’s become…