The Living Journey

Welcome to The Living Journey – a collection of journal entries and photographs by our own Residents that offers an exclusive glimpse into their adventures at sea. Experience The World through their eyes as they share personal and authentic stories of what it’s like to travel the globe from the comfort of home on this luxurious ship. These posts capture their once-in-a-lifetime experiences not found anywhere else on earth. This blog is continually updated so we invite you to come back and visit often.



Eat Local: Tartine Manufactory, San Francisco, CA, USA

The Tartine Manufactory is the sprawling concept husband-and-wife founder Chad Robertson and Elisabeth Prueitt have wanted to create since opening their wildly popular but cramped Tartine Bakery and Cafe 15 years ago
 
Our visit to the Heath Building in the Mission District of San Francisco,

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Posted by Rich E.
September 27, 2017

San Francisco, California, USA

An iconic view of the city of San Francisco, CA, USA, behind the Golden Gate Bridge (whose construction began in 1930 and opened in 1937) with its International Orange paint (the U.S. military had wanted grey stripes on a yellow background for visibility!)
 

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Posted by Rich E.
September 20, 2017

Walking Taipei, Taiwan

The exterior of the Taipei Xiahai City God Temple, one of the “Top 100 Religious Sites of Taiwan”
 
Capital and largest city of Taiwan (Republic of China), Taipei lies just 110 miles / 180 kilometers across the Taiwan Strait from mainland China.

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Posted by Rich E.
September 12, 2017

Sun-Moon Lake in Taichung, Taiwan

A view of Sun Moon Lake from above the rear temple hall, dedicated to Confucius

Perhaps not quite as well known as the capital city of Taipei, Taichung has in recent years claimed its place on the “where to go in Taiwan” list. 

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Posted by Rich E.
September 5, 2017

Eat Local: Sushi in Arita, Kyushu, Japan

The exterior of the Sushi restaurant in Arita, Kyushu, Japan, where we had an excellent lunch; fortunately we had requested our local guide to make a reservation for us and she showed us where to walk to – otherwise,

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Posted by Rich E.
August 15, 2017

Melanesia Expedition: Santa Ana, Solomon Islands

The beach landing area for our Zodiacs on the small coral island, Santa Ana, Solomon Islands, where the larger village that we visited is located
The second island that we visited in the Solomon Islands was Santa Ana (also known as Owaraha or Owa Raha). 

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Posted by Rich E.
July 11, 2017

Melanesia Expedition: Tikopia, Solomon Islands

 
Sailing northwest from Vanuatu, we next visited Tikopia, a small island in the southeast corner of the Solomon Islands that, although it is part of Melanesia, is culturally Polynesian.
Sailing northwest from Vanuatu, we next visited the Solomon Islands,

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Posted by Rich E.
June 27, 2017

Melanesia Expedition: Mavea Island, Vanuatu

Mavea Island, Vanuatu, looks like (and is) a tropical paradise

Mavea Island is a small island in Vanuatu across a small channel east of Loganville, Espiritu Santo Island (commonly referred to as “Santo”).  The population is about 200, with only 34 speakers of the Mavea language,

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Posted by Rich E.
June 8, 2017

Hiking through Gaeta, Italy

Gaeta, Italy is a city in Lazio in central Italy, 75 miles south of Rome. It is set on a promontory stretching towards the Gulf of Gaeta. The town has played a conspicuous part in military history with fortifications dating back to Roman times.

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Posted by Rich E.
November 2, 2016