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Awed in Alaska

Few places in the world are as beautiful and awe-inspiring as Alaska, but sometimes people overlook it when planning a trip because it seems remote. A cruise gives people a chance to see many of the state’s...

Awed in Alaska

A Southern state of mind

My husband, John, and I have taken several river cruises in Europe, but a five-night cruise on the Mississippi River really stands out. The cruise began and ended in New Orleans. Each day, we docked in a...

A Southern state of mind

Inflight exercises that aren't embarrassing

There's one on every long flight: the well-intentioned passenger who takes to the aisle for a very public stretching session involving serious-faced lunges, side bends, and maybe even a yoga pose or two. Inspired—but also horrified—by these...

Inflight exercises that aren't embarrassing

Up a lazy river

 River cruising along inland waterways combines all the best aspects of shipboard travel and distills it to its essence. You have luxury accommodations and round-the-clock service coupled with the experience of traveling on a vessel that carries only...

Up a lazy river

Green-Light Your Dreams

My grandmother once told me, "Don’t wait until you have enough money and time to travel because by the time you think you have enough of either, you may not be in any shape to go." Grandmother,...

Green-Light Your Dreams

Cruising through retirement

When Bobby Kirk retired from the Los Angeles Police Department in 2011, he and his wife, Debra, wanted to celebrate this turning point and the world of possibilities it presented. The youthful couple also wanted to see...

Cruising through retirement