"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page."

- Augustine of Hippo


"And I think to myself, what a wonderful world."

- Louie Armstrong

"Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow."

- Anita Desai

"Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else."

- Lawrence Block

" Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer."

We have seen places our parents could only imagine in their wildest dreams!

As we travel, we plan to fill the pages with what we learn as we explore this beautiful world and meet its magnificent people. We hope all who stumble upon these pages will enjoy what they find here and will be inspired to get out of town!

Valencia’s City of Arts and Sciences

We didn’t expect much from Valencia. I’m not sure why; I suppose that was because we’ve never really heard anything about it. Valencia has always been synonymous with oranges in our minds. When it comes to Spain, Madrid and Barcelona generate all the buzz. Our guide, Eva, said that is very common. She said visitors…

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More on Matrimony, Indian Style

Meet Clyde. Clyde Rosario. Clyde was our guide as we ventured out to the backwaters of Alappuzha. That was a fun excursion, but listening to Clyde talk about life in India was more fun. Clyde is a walking, talking personification of the mash-up of cultures that has occurred through the centuries here in the state…

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Mustaches and Marriages

Today we ventured off the Azamara Journey for the first time since we departed Mumbai. We docked early this morning in Cochin (Kochi), India. Just after the harbormaster escorted us to the dock, his boat broke down, leaving Oceania’s Insignia without a way to dock, which can really mess up your day if you are…

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Years ago, we flew over Crater Lake, Oregon from time to time. It was so beautiful enveloped in snow and we talked about going to the national park there and seeing it from ground level. We still have never made it to Crater Lake National Park, but yesterday we took a boat ride across a…

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Hot Time in Nicaragua 

Yeah, it’s hot here. Vey hot. Volcanic hot. And I am not exaggerating. We have photos to prove just how hot it is. Such an interesting place. The Pacific Rim and all that Ring of Fire stuff. Believe me, Nicaragua is a big-time player in the Ring of Fire. Nicaragua has twenty six volcanoes and…

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Canal de Panama

Here we go! It is 8:05 am on the second day of January, 2017. We are awaiting our turn to enter the first lock of the Panama Canal. There is a really large cruise ship in the lock right now and we are next in line. Regent paid big bucks for us to cut the…

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Colorful Cartagena

Cartagena, Colombia is an assault to the senses. We were thrilled to be in Cartagena on New Years Day, 2017. We were awestruck by the sights, sounds, smells. We had been ship-bound for the last two days which may account for some of the feeling of sensory overload that was Cartagena, Colombia. It’s not that…

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