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Take Me to the River!

    River cruising…images of lounge chairs and silver hairs sipping wine, right? Wrong…totally wrong!! My first experience aboard Uniworld’s SS Catherine has completely reversed my idea of what a river cruise would be. For starters, the guests were younger than anticipated. Yes, the average age is 60-65, but there was a sprinkling of thirtysomethings […]

Seeing the Galapagos Islands by Sea

I recently explored the Galapagos Islands on Lindblad and National Geographics’s 100-passenger luxury expedition ship, the Endeavor.  It’s no ordinary vessel, and I hope to convince those that are skeptical about spending a week on a boat just how great it is! Welcome to the Galapagos!  This is Celso, one of our fabulous naturalist guides.  We […]

Who you’ll meet in the Galapagos Islands

Why are the Galapagos Islands so special?  Yes, they are wild and natural, featuring a rich geological history with beautiful scenery, beaches and unusual landforms.  These features alone make them a great destination. But, because there are no natural predators, human or animal, the endemic creatures, some found only in the Galapagos, are not in competition with each other for […]