It doesn’t take that long to get to Stockholm. Oops, I’m lying…

It doesn’t take that long to get to Stockholm. Oops, I’m lying…

As much as I like travel–and airports and flights and even rental car offices!–even I have to concede that a single flight of 11 hours and 25 minutes is a bit excessive. Add to that a 2+ hour layover in … (read more)

And we’re off!

And we’re off!

It seems strange, really, to start a three-week vacaton from the back parking lot of Cozy Diner, but that’s just what I did yesterday because that’s where the shuttle to Sacramento Airport does its pickups in our community. Mark and … (read more)

Where we’re headed–and planned port activities

Where we’re headed–and planned port activities

Mom told me she had always wanted to see fjords. She’d heard about fjords in Norway, in Alaska and along the South American coast. She was kinda partial to Norway. The “Viking Homelands” itinerary was a Goldilocks discovery: “just right” … (read more)

I’m all packed–but I have a question…

Last year I was pleased as punch to finish packing for my river cruise and weigh my single bag (a 25-inch Eagle Creek Tarmac that’s about eight years old) and discover I was at 28 pounds total, bag included. My … (read more)

We got lucky!

¬†The Viking Star is a new ship. As in, I’m guessing we’ll be only the third or fourth set of passengers to ever enjoy the waves in our reserved cabin (fifth floor, starboard side, Deluxe Veranda 3¬†classification, to be precise). … (read more)