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Cruise Ships Turned Away From Ports

Cruise Ships Turned Away From Ports is part 4 of an ongoing series on my cruise to nowhere. Read Part 1 here: Cruisenecks And read Part 2 here: Cannibal Isles And read Part 3 here: The Doldrums This time, much of the ship knows that we are not, in fact, heading back to Fiji. Not only have Read More

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The Doldrums

This story of the doldrums is part 3 of an ongoing series on my cruise to nowhere. See Part 1 here: Cruisenecks See Part 2 here: Cannibal Isles Sea travel is slow. In this day and age, the idea of reaching a destination over a course of days is very rare. It’s a rhythm that takes Read More

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Cannibal Isles

This story of cannibal islands and the kava circle is part 2 of an ongoing series on my cruise to nowhere. See Part 1 here: Cruisenecks A few days at sea take us away from Australia into the open ocean and the cannibal islands. It is beautiful. I visit it as often as I can. Read More

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Cruisenecks

Cruise during pandemic? Why not. I book my first cruise at what turns out to be the onset of the SARS-CoV-2 panic. Cruises are being described as “floating petri dishes”. Almost every cruise passenger signed up for this trip before the panic had built. Regulations shift constantly and the weeks leading up to it are Read More

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Bourbon, Scotch, and Tasmanian Whisky: At the end of the world just before the end of the world

Here are some thoughts on Tasmanian Whisky, Scotch, and Bourbon… but not in that order. Bourbon In the Beginning, there is Bourbon. My friends offer to take me on the Bourbon Trail when I am passing through Kentucky for the first time. Though I have never really been a fan of whiskey and know nothing Read More