‘Now voyager...

sail you forth to seek and find.’


January 1, 2019

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December 31, 2018

Happy New Year, everyone !!

There are still folks out there (I just talked to one) who because they were with me on the first world cruise think that they are automatically going to follow me around the world on the second cruise. It’s not automatic!

If you haven’t already — 90 of you have, but others have not — you MUST subscribe again! Th...

December 4, 2018

There was a little glitch in the first ‘renew your subscription’ post... the     https://wordwrite.wixsite.com/passepartoutpart3        URL was messed up and wouldn't connect you to the new site. This one should work!

December 4, 2018

If all this technological wizardry works, my new blog is up and running and waiting for you to sign on so we can circumnavigate together once again!

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November 25, 2018

Sometimes I travel through time. This quiz harkens back to my days writing for a games company.

Match the sobriquet with the city or cities that match. There are more places on the globe that share these nicknames; I've listed the ones I visited on my cruise.

1. The Venice of the East (4 places)

2. The Pearl of the Orient (4)

3. The Pearl of the Andama...

November 23, 2018

‘There is one spectacle grander than the sea,

that is the sky;

there is one spectacle grander than the sky,

that is the interior of the soul.’


                                                        — Victor Hugo...

November 11, 2018

Decades ago I bought a set of coasters picturing old travel posters. 

I never thought I’d ever get to Luxor... 

Friends have suggested that I sell ads on my blog ‘to pay for your next trip.’ 

Others send me notices about ‘How to become a travel writer.’

Still others tell me I should publish all of this in a book.

Thank you, everyone, for your enthus...

October 29, 2018

Technical difficulty — trying once again to go live with this.

Wouldn’t you know: After all the technical difficulties I've suffered through,

I'd get a glitch on the last actual cruise post!

May 4-5, 2018

After two days at sea — 48 hours to obsess about packing — I arrived at the port of Greenwich, where I met my dear cousins Laurie and Patricia, who...

October 26, 2018

May 1, 2018

I’d wanted to go to Portugal ever since I first went to Spain, in 2006. Could have used more than 6 hours there!

My Viking bible calls Porto ‘the city built on port’ and we did squeeze in a tasting — at 10:30 in the a.m. But, hey, when in Porto...

We did a combo bus + walking tour since the ship was berthed a ways out of town. When we arri...

October 25, 2018

April 29, 2018

One of the oldest cities in the world, Málaga rose to be the capital of the Spanish Moorish region. It was one of the last Moorish bastions to fall. When Granada fell in 1492, Moorish rule ended, and Spain’s Golden Age began.

One of, if not the, most famous sons of Málaga was Pablo Picasso. He was born in that building.

Just a couple of...

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