The Living Journey


Enjoying Local Cuisine & Mercado Centrale in Livorno, Italy

City Hall dominates Piazza Municipio in Livorno, Italy, a port city that is regarded by many Ship passengers as the gateway to nearby Florence, but it has a history as a global trading port in the 17th century that resulted in its reputation as a multicultural city throughout Europe
 

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Posted by Rich E.
November 14, 2018

The World’s Svalbard Expedition: Exploring The Red Fjord

Raudfjorden (The Red Fjord), Spitsbergen Island, Svalbard
 
After two days looking for wildlife in the Arctic Pack Ice north of Svalbard (setting a record for the furthest north the Ship has ever sailed — reaching Latitude 82º 41’ North and Longitude 022º 57.91’ East),

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Posted by Rich E.
September 18, 2018

Exploring Norway’s Majestic Landscapes: Geirangerfjord

A panorama of the deep blue UNESCO-protected Geirangerfjord and the surrounding majestic, snow-covered mountain peaks, wild waterfalls and lush, green vegetation, Geiranger, Norway; photographed at 1,500 meters (nearly 4,900 feet) elevation at the Dalsnibba utsiktspunkt (Dalsnibba outlook), south-south-east of the fjord
 

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Posted by Rich E.
August 8, 2018

The Blue City of Chefchaouen, Morocco

The Blue City of Chefchaouen, Morocco
 
A pleasing blend of Moroccan and Andalusian influences, the Blue City of Chefchaouen is nestled in the Rif Mountains about two hours south of Tangier. Named for the brilliant hue adorning most of its buildings (originally chosen by Sephardic Jews fleeing the Spanish Inquisition),

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Posted by Rich E.
June 19, 2018

Búzios, Brazil: Endless Outdoorsy Pursuits

Búzios, Brazil, is a Brazilian resort set on an ocean peninsula east of Rio de Janeiro, known as an upscale vacation destination with numerous beaches
 
A sleepy fishing village propelled into the spotlight by a vacationing Brigitte Bardot,

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Posted by Rich E.
April 11, 2018

Eat Local: Oasis (Churrascaria), São Conrado, Brazil

When we sat down at the Oasis restaurant, São Conrado, Brazil, we were immediately presented with a number of snacks and meat accompaniments, the first being some Portuguese empanadas filled with cheese
 
On our afternoon visit to the Rio de Janeiro neighborhood of São Conrado,

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Posted by Rich E.
April 3, 2018