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Shanghai, On The Side
China
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Shanghai, On The Side

Steve Leland - May 16, 2018

I’m not particularly fond of the motor coach, follow the guide’s umbrella brand of sightseeing and I have an affinity to off the grid type of travel…

Gaga for the Galápagos
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Gaga for the Galápagos

Steve Leland - May 15, 2018

If you’re anything like me, you likely spent leisure time of adolescent years perusing iconic National Geographic magazines in search of natural phenomena, half-naked jungle tribes, and…

Chills and Thrills with Hurtigruten
Cruise Magazine
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Cruise Magazine
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Chills and Thrills with Hurtigruten

Steve Leland - May 8, 2018

Living outside the borders of any discernible cruise demographic, I am well aware that I have an insatiable appetite for anything divergent or off the beaten path.…

All Ships Great AND SMALL!
China
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China
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All Ships Great AND SMALL!

Steve Leland - April 28, 2018

If you follow  my cruise escapades, it’s obvious that size doesn’t matter to me. It’s not that I’m not impressed by a ship with a bowling alley,…

Adventure Cruises You Have to Try
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Adventure Cruises You Have to Try

Steve Leland - April 19, 2018

As a general rule, Caribbean cruises conjure up images of white sand and crystal-clear turquoise waters, while Europe destinations offer up iconic cathedrals, castles and assorted antiquities…

Made in China Part 2: The Terra-cotta Warriors
China
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China
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Made in China Part 2: The Terra-cotta Warriors

Steve Leland - April 13, 2018

China’s initial capital, Xian, with a population of over 8 million today, was for centuries a bustling yet virtually unknown metropolis. Then in 1974, it burst onto…

The Great Wall: Made In China
China
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China
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The Great Wall: Made In China

Steve Leland - April 3, 2018

“Build the wall!” One of the first times a politician ever issued those controversial words was when the Chinese emperor Qin Shi Huang decreed the creation of…

Bring on the Baltics: Oceania Cruises mixes popular ports with undiscovered gems
Cruise Magazine
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Cruise Magazine
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Bring on the Baltics: Oceania Cruises mixes popular ports with undiscovered gems

Steve Leland - February 28, 2018

By Steve Leland Location, location, location is a well-known incantation in reference to real estate potential, but in the world of cruising that mantra is more appropriately,…

An Introduction to Abruzzo
Miscellaneous
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Miscellaneous
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An Introduction to Abruzzo

Steve Leland - February 19, 2018

Abruzzo, Italy Travel Guide The inevitable question is "where is that?" Followed by the predictable "is it near Tuscany ?" Once the Google Map imagery is set into…

Cruising with – and without – kids.
Lifestyle
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Lifestyle
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Cruising with – and without – kids.

Steve Leland - February 12, 2018

I JUST WANT TO BE ALONE! For parents everywhere, Greta Garbo said it best. A cruise would seem to be just the ticket (and well deserved) to…

The Best Trains for Cruisers
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The Best Trains for Cruisers

Steve Leland - January 20, 2018

I’m of the belief that you can never get enough of a good thing. So, when a fantastic 7-day cruise just isn’t enough to fill those precious…

Exploring Cambodia: Touring the temples of Angkor Wat, and searching the secrets of Siem Reap.
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Exploring Cambodia: Touring the temples of Angkor Wat, and searching the secrets of Siem Reap.

Steve Leland - January 17, 2018

Cruising in faraway destinations such as Southeast Asia encourages consideration to pre- and post-cruise options. These opening acts and encores to the main event range from basic…

For Shore: The Grape Escape
Cruise Magazine
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Cruise Magazine
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For Shore: The Grape Escape

Steve Leland - December 29, 2017

Exploring France’s wine country with Uniworld By Steve Leland The memory of the first time never fades away: first date, car, job, or virtually first anything. My…

The Barge Bonus
Cruise Magazine
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Cruise Magazine
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The Barge Bonus

Steve Leland - December 27, 2017

Float your own boat aboard a private, small ship cruise. By Steve Leland The explicit benefits of river cruising are well documented: all inclusive, complimentary excursions and,…

5 Faves: Hanoi Highlights
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5 Faves: Hanoi Highlights

Steve Leland - October 25, 2017

Hanoi Highlights: 5 Faves of Vietnam’s Capital City For cruisers looking for that next exotic itinerary, today’s major cruise lines and river cruise operators are embracing the…

5 Faves: St. Petersburg, Russia
Five Faves
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Five Faves
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5 Faves: St. Petersburg, Russia

Steve Leland - August 2, 2017

Five Must-Do Moments in St. Petersburg, Russia One of the highlights of any Baltic cruise is the ever-popular St. Petersburg, Russia. Envisioned and built from the virtual…

Azamara  Australia: The Difference Down Under
Cruise Magazine
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Cruise Magazine
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Azamara Australia: The Difference Down Under

Steve Leland - June 29, 2017

Azamara’s Destination Immersion brings cruisers closer to the culture By Steve Leland Any journey that requires traveling halfway around the world demands some sort of enticement. A…

Ship Review: <i>Scenic Spirit</i>, <i>Aqua Mekong</i>, and <i>Angkor Pandaw</i>
Aqua Expeditions
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Aqua Expeditions
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Ship Review: Scenic Spirit, Aqua Mekong, and Angkor Pandaw

Steve Leland - June 28, 2017

Magic on the Mekong Luxury awaits for travelers ready to cruise Asia. For been-there-done-that cruisers, an Asia itinerary is often next on the list. And lucky for…

5 Faves: Must-Try Cambodian Street Foods
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5 Faves: Must-Try Cambodian Street Foods

Steve Leland - June 8, 2017

Five Must-Try Cambodian Street Foods I profess to being a moderate foodie, backed up by my appreciation of food and the discovery of new tastes. And despite…

Design Time: Oceania Cruises
Cruise Magazine
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Cruise Magazine
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Design Time: Oceania Cruises

Steve Leland - April 27, 2017

Visually Classic, Stunningly Chic. Discover the grand style aboard Oceania Cruises’ Riviera. By Steve Leland I don't pretend to be a design aficionado. I wouldn't know the…

Three Ways to Experience a Viking Cruise
Cruise Magazine
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Cruise Magazine
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Three Ways to Experience a Viking Cruise

Steve Leland - February 16, 2017

Three ways to experience a Viking cruise Is there anywhere this cruise line doesn’t sail? When Viking River Cruises, an industry leader in river cruising with more…

Five Faves: Sea Days on Oceania Cruises’ Riviera
Blogs
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Blogs
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Five Faves: Sea Days on Oceania Cruises’ Riviera

Steve Leland - December 7, 2016

Savor Your Sea Days Five Favorite Things to do During a Trans-Atlantic Cruise I never thought I would enjoy a trans-Atlantic cruise. I envisioned a version where…