A Diplomat Dream within a Dream

When the sun rose this morning, it marked my last full day at the beautiful Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa before having to fly home Tuesday afternoon. I don’t normally sleep well – a side-effect of being a writer – but I could have slept until noon on […]

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A Heavenly Escape on a Sunday

Last night, I turned the lights off in my corner room at the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, Florida and watched lightning illuminate the room as another of Florida’s numerous thunderstorms rolled in across the Atlantic. I always sleep well during thunderstorms, but I was especially […]

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Yesterday I wrote about some of my favorite North American ports of call. As it so happens, I’m staying remarkably close to one of them today as part of a trip to the Floridian cities of Tampa and Fort Lauderdale.

My base for the next three […]

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Today, we continue our series of articles focusing on our favorite cruise ports of call with a look at some of our most memorable journeys in North America. Like any list, this is by no means exhaustive, but each of the cities on this list represent a port of call that is most definitely worthy […]

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Yesterday, we wrote about some of our favorite European ports of call. Today, we take you to a few of our favorite ports of call that are somewhat more exotic. Scattered around the world, these out-of-the-way places are some of the ones that have inspired me to do and see more.

Porto Novo, Cape Verde […]

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When I helped host 24 people from across North America on our journey through Alaska last week, I was struck by how many of them asked me where they should go and what they should visit. Many had travelled extensively within the United States, but had never been to what remains my favorite destination: Europe.

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Earlier this year, I travelled to a place that, in all likelihood, I never expected to see: South Africa. It’s not that I hadn’t wanted to go there; it just was never really on my “map” of destinations to cruise to.

Once I got there, […]

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When I was escorting Cruise Experts Travel ‘s Ultimate Alaska CruiseTour last week, I received an excellent question from a reader that I thought was deserving of an entire article. Here’s the question:

Hi Aaron, we have a cruise planned in August. We have never been on a land/sea cruise before and never […]

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When Cruise Experts Travel first asked me to host their 12-night Ultimate Alaska CruiseTour last June, I thought about it for all of 30 seconds before saying yes. The primary reason was that I had worked with them before, and I knew I could trust them to deliver a product that would be […]

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The Inside Passage and a Fond Farewell

With dawn breaking aboard Princess Cruises’ Coral Princess this morning, it is difficult to believe our Alaskan adventure aboard Cruise Experts Travel’s Ultimate Alaska CruiseTour is almost over.

The last day of any cruise is always one that comes with a bit of apprehension, as everyone […]

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