An Australian Dream

I’ve always dreamed of going to Australia. I don’t know if it’s the badass reputation as a former convict settlement, my tendency to desperately want to go to places that are at least 14 hours away by plane, or that I must have watched the movie Crocodile Hunter enough times by the age of 10 … Continue reading

Avalon Panorama Ship Review

When I stepped aboard the bite-sized Avalon Panorama, I had no idea what to expect from a ship built to navigate a quarter-mile-wide waterway. The 166-passenger and 47-crewmember cruiser (the ninth Avalon Waterways vess el to be inaugurated into the European river cruise fleet since 2006; two more are in the pipeline for 2012) sailed … Continue reading

3 Things I Never Want to Forget About Bangkok

When you travel a lot, the memories can blend together. Afterward, the things that tend to stick out in your mind are an inextricable mélange of experiences, excursions, tastes and emotions; random triggers and jerks of deja vous. I recently journeyed to Thailand for two weeks, and my first stop was in Bangkok – a … Continue reading