Jacques Cousteau referred to the Sea of Cortes as the “world’s aquarium”. What he didn’t write about was the beauty of the land surrounding it. On an UnCruise ship out of La Paz, we could enjoy the water with its diverse sea life while admiring the unique topography from the sea. The Sea of Cortes (also known as the Vermillion Sea) is known locally as the Gulf of California, a marginal sea of the Pacific Ocean that separates the Baja California Peninsula from the Mexican mainland.Explore
A visit to Paris should require at least a week or two to get the most out of it. But if you’re pressed for time, hopping on a boat is a time-tested method where you’ll get to see as much of this lovely city as you can. Cruises are a popular mode of travel in Europe as highlighted by Waypoints Global’s exploration of the Belgian canal system. I personally think it’s one of the best ways to kick off any destination as it builds up the excitement of visiting each highlight one by one. Explore
A memorable phrase by Nietzche reminds us that the goal of life is to become who you really are. Combine that with the gift of time, relaxation, pampering, few decisions, exploring the unknown, and experiencing the opposite of what we encounter in our daily lives. If I made a list of what is missing from my daily life, all of those items pop up. To say I found it all in an eight-night cruise with Windstar on the Star Pride sounds like hyperbole but perhaps it took the cruise for me to realize that with everything in one place, it was to be an epiphany week for how I want to live life. Explore
If I had to be stuck waiting for someone anywhere on Cape Breton Island, there is no other place I’d rather wait. Lucky for me, I was greeted the minute I arrived in Keltic Lodge’s main lobby by a dear friend and a beautiful glass of New Zealand Savignon Blanc. I had arrived. We plonked down in one of the many cozy settings in the sun-filled Highland Sitting Room waiting for the rest of the troops to arrive. Sadly, it was a bit too breezy on the patio to enjoy watching the sailboats beating upwind on the ocean.Explore
“Who wants to go first?” I do, so up I step up to the controls of our 34 ft. Le Boat cabin cruiser. A few minutes earlier, my two friends and I had been eyeing the cruiser eagerly and a touch anxiously from the safety of dry land. It’s our new home for the next week.
In the interests of full disclosure, I’m not a boater. Not from lack of interest, just lack of opportunity. But here was opportunity staring me in the face, in all its brilliant white expansiveness.Explore