Exploring the Columbia River Gorge with the American Queen Steamboat Company

American Queen Steamboat Company’s American Empress was enveloped in fog early this morning as she sat at her berth in The Dalles, Oregon. Like steam coming off a hot tub, wisps of mist danced across the charcoal-grey waters of the Columbia River […]

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Step Back In Time With the American Queen Steamboat Company

Last night, I slept the sleep of angels aboard American Queen Steamboat Company’s American Empress. Cruising the Columbia River overnight, she slipped quietly into the sleepy riverside town of The Dalles, Oregon just after seven this morning. The first rays of sunlight were […]

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Embarkation in Vancouver, Washington

Yesterday morning, my Delta Air Lines 737-800 touched down at Portland International Airport under sunny skies. The glistening tarmac, however, told me that we’d just miss the rain – and knowing the Pacific Northwest, it would be back.

It’s not my first time to this part of the world, but this […]

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This week, I am sailing aboard American Queen Steamboat Company‘s classy replica paddlewheel steamer, the 360-foot long, 223-guest American Empress, on the Columbia River that separates the states of Washington and Oregon.

After 36 hours onboard, I can say this is one great experience. This isn’t the first time I’ve sailed […]

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Malacca, Malaysia and the End of our Silversea Journey

I spent the morning aboard Silversea ‘s Silver Shadow nervously avoiding what I knew to be true: in less than 24 hours, someone else will take my place in my Grand Suite, as they set sail on their own adventure, this time from Singapore […]

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It’s Always Sunny in Langkawi

Silversea ‘s Silver Shadow sailed into Langkawi, Malaysia this morning, pointing her bow into one of the most beautiful sunrises so far on this trip. It’s a sunrise I couldn’t capture on film: the amazing humidity soaked my camera in condensation the second I stepped out of the […]

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A Day At Sea? It’s Busier Than You Think

I don’t know about you, but I love sea days. They’re a great opportunity to relax and unwind after several days of exploration ashore. You can do as much – or as little – as you please.

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Taking a Closer Look at Silversea’s Silver Shadow

I remember the first time I stepped aboard Silversea ‘s Silver Shadow. It was in Vancouver, and I boarded her on a rainy day back in June of 2010 for a quick tour and lunch onboard. I still worked in the animation industry […]

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One Last Day in Myanmar

I don’t think you could ever get tired of being aboard Silversea ‘s Silver Shadow. My butler, Catalino, brought breakfast to my suite once again, and once again, he arrived at my suite a few minutes early. This makes getting ready for an early-morning tour a snap.

Yesterday, […]

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Yangon On Your Own

The horn of a ship woke me up this morning aboard Silversea ‘s Silver Shadow. It wasn’t our horn, but that of a ship far off in the distance that was coming into port.

Like our ship, I’m not sure how this new cargo ship ever managed to dock. […]

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