Glimpses of Kampong Chhnang and Cambodia

This morning, I awoke at 5:30 am aboard AmaWaterways’ AmaLotus, surrounded by the splendour of Tonle Sap Lake. I was up early for two reasons: I wanted to photograph the ship before most of the other guests awoke, and I wanted to try to connect to the Wi-Fi […]

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Embarking the AmaLotus at Tonle Sap Lake

If I could describe today in a single sentence, it would be this: today is the first day of the rest of your life. When I landed in Siem Reap, Cambodia last night prior to embarking AmaWaterways’ AmaLotus this afternoon, the city was cloaked in darkness. But […]

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As those of you who have tried to tune in this week to our Live Voyage Report aboard AmaWaterways’ AmaLotus have probably figured out, the onboard internet has remained elusive for much of this trip. I’ve tried every trick in the book to get these posts up on-time; I’ve woken up at 3am and […]

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Please Bear With Us

On September 24, 2013 By

Technology is a wonderful thing – but it is an inexact science, particularly when sailing through some of the more remote parts of the world. As you can imagine, this trip aboard AmaWaterways’ AmaLotusis taking us to some astonishing, off-the-beaten path locales in Cambodia and Vietnam. But that alluring remoteness can work against […]

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A Journey of 7,279 miles begins with a single step…or three flights.

I love flying – and you have to in order to complete the journey I just made to Cambodia to embark AmaWaterways’ AmaLotus.

From Vancouver, I made the 50-minute flight down to Seattle Tacoma International Airport aboard an Alaska Airlines Bombardier […]

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Sailing the Mekong through Cambodia and Vietnam with AmaWaterways

Ever since I visited South Africa earlier this year, I have had my eyes set on another destination: Southeast Asia. And one of the best ways to see this historic and diverse regions of the world […]

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Traveling with Allergies

On September 18, 2013 By

Whenever I’m about to go on a trip somewhere, I spend a good amount of time pre-planning everything from the seats I’ll sit in on the airplane to details of the transfers from the hotel to the ship or vice-versa. The rationale behind that is that by knowing where I am, where I am going, […]

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In the last week, I embarked on a seven-day journey through Nova Scotia and New Brunswick in Canada’s Maritimes. Armed with a rental car, I drove over 1,000 kilometres to cover five resorts and seven different cities. I went on a 10-kilometre hike through the wilderness, rode a bicycle in a kilt, proved I really […]

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Last week, I sailed from Digby, Nova Scotia to Saint John, New Brunswick aboard Bay Ferries Princess of Acadia. But when I pulled up to the ticket booth, reservation in-hand, the young brunette girl behind […]

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The Algonquin and St. Andrews-by-the-Sea

Tim Ostrem cuts an imposing figure in the New Brunswick town of St. Andrews-by-the-Sea. Standing well over 6 feet tall and possessing a deep, authoritative voice, he’s not a difficult man to pick out in a crowd. As the General Manager of the Algonquin Resort and Spa here in […]

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