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Never go on trips with anyone you do not love – Ernest Hemingway

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Tuesday morning came early as we pulled into the port of Chania with the rising sun off our starboard side. We were up and planning our day that started with a trip to the Manousakis Winery and Vineyards. By 9 AM our small group was loaded into our Range Rover and our affable driver pledged […]

We awoke on our tenth day of travel in Monemvassia with low expectations. We knew nothing about the area and our view from the balcony offered a very nondescript harbor town and a causeway leading to a smaller island with steep rocky cliffs. We set forth to see what we could see by traversing the […]

Our ship arrived late morning in the town of Gytheio in the southern edge of the Peloponnese Peninsula. Converse to many people’s understanding, largely a result of clever tourist marketing, “the Peloponnese” is a peninsula and not an island. We decided to venture into the small port town and grab a taxi out to one […]

After a week away from home we spent some well deserved time at the ship’s spa after breakfast. We were very pleased with the appearance and services offered by Azamara. The spa on our last ship resembled a World War II infirmary. After our time at this spa we joined an excursion traveling to the […]

We arrived on the shores of Corfu, Greece with nothing planned for the day. One of our go to tips for travel include the ubiquitous red hop on hop off double decker sightseeing buses. We get it, you’re thinking that sounds cheesy, which it is if you interpret it as only a sight seeing bus. […]

Opting not to awake at the crack of dawn and observe the sail into Kotor, Montenegro, we opted with breakfast on our balcony with the breathtaking views all around. This was our second trip to Kotor and the natural beauty of the bay it is still stunning. After breakfast we joined a group visiting a […]

After two nights in Venice we said goodbye to our island oasis and headed to the pier. After a brief pause at the terminal we were onboard and Venice was passing by in the pier side and fading into the distance. We were pleased with the vessel, the Azamara Pursuit. Having had a disappointing experience […]