I didn't know what to expect when I originally put the Musandam province of Oman on the itinerary, but it certainly wasn't fjords! Oh, how surprising the world can be.
Egyptian Adventure: The Nile, Forever New and Old
We arrived from Cairo in Aswan at the Corniche el Nile, essentially a concrete platform stretching down the riverbank where several cruise ships waited at their moorings alongside smaller sailing craft and brightly painted river ferries. Our ship was the …
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Video Tour: Greece and Turkey
As Mike wrote, everything old was new again this time he visited Greece, and our experience was so wonderful that Rhodes is currently in our top three possibilities for a new home. He put together this awesome video of our …
Greece Adventure: Grandmothers in the Kitchen on Tilos
Our week of sailing the Greek isles on our private yacht was coming to an end, but we had one more stop to make after diving Pserimos and heading out of cosmopolitan Kos: we wanted to see tiny Tilos.
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Greek Adventure: Riding the Volcano in Nisyros
Nisyros is one of the six currently active volcanoes in the Greek islands, and its signature as such is undeniable when viewed from above, with the whole island seeming to rise out of the Aegean only to crest at a …
Greek Adventure: Setting Sail to Bozuk Bükü
The first stop on our sailing tour of the Greek islands was actually in Turkey, at Bozuk Buku, beneath the ruins of ancient Loryma. But first we had to find the boat.
How to Rent Your Own Private Yacht
I blame Gwyneth Paltrow.
Greece: Everything Old Is New Again
Of all the places I traveled as a kid, Greece was at once both the most memorable and the most regrettable. Memorable because of the rugged natural beauty, fascinating culture, and contagious congeniality of the Greek people. Those recollections that …