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Relocating Pets

USA | Friday, 19 Jul 2019 | By mwollak | Views [12]

Bringing my best friend.  I have had Charlee for just over 2 years now.  I grew up with dogs and have always wanted to get a dog but it is a huge commitment in terms of time, money, and lifestyle changes.  However, when my therapist recommended ... Read more >


Work Permit Paperwork for Vietnam

USA | Friday, 19 Jul 2019 | By mwollak | Views [125]

The bureaucratic hoops have by far been the most frustrating part of the process thus far.  I had to collect, notarize, and authenticate too many documents to count and the process has been so confusing that I have oscillated between "I've ... Read more >


Kodiak in the Sunshine

USA | Wednesday, 17 Jul 2019 | By vagabonds3 | Views [16]

A WHILE AFTER WE LEFT SITKA ON MONDAY EVENING, Connie and I watched as the harbor pilot Cirque du Soleil-ed from the Maasdam’s rope ladder onto the launch that would return him to port.  His isn’t a job to envy in heavy seas. ... Read more >


Sitka

USA | Monday, 15 Jul 2019 | By vagabonds3 | Views [19]

WE WERE AWAKENED AT 4AM BY THE BLARING of the Maasdam’s emergency alarm.  No, we hadn’t collided with an iceberg Titanic -style, rather a smoke alarm detected an electrical overload.  The captain reassured us that the crew had ... Read more >


Ketchikan and Misty Fjords National Wilderness

USA | Sunday, 14 Jul 2019 | By vagabonds3 | Views [42]

THE CAPTAIN DID A WONDERFUL JOB OF PARALLEL parking in Ketchikan, squeezing the Maasdam between the Celebrity and Carnival ships, while another, smaller, cruise ship is anchored offshore.  It isn’t yet 8AM and we can see hoards from the ... Read more >


The Aduana Experience

USA | Sunday, 14 Jul 2019 | By margitpirsch | Views [49]

July 11th 2019   We sent our camping stoves from Florida to Buenos Aires ahead of our flight, because we wanted to make sure they get there! Reason why: Our camping stoves had been taken from us at the airport in Buenos Aires when we flew ... Read more >


Photos: Alaska

USA | Saturday, 13 Jul 2019 | By vagabonds3 | Photo Gallery

Cruising Alaska, Russia and Japan
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Seattle to Ketchikan

USA | Saturday, 13 Jul 2019 | By vagabonds3 | Views [41]

WE ARE GETTING PRETTY COMFORTABLE USING UBER.  As simple as the ap is, it’s still a little foreign to old farts like me.  But we successfully took Uber from Seattle’s Union Station to SeaTac, where we rented a car, then drove to ... Read more >


Coast Starlight

USA | Thursday, 11 Jul 2019 | By vagabonds3 | Views [46]

YOU CAN SEE THE BEST OF AMERICA ON AMTRAK.  And some of the worst, too.  The Rockies, the California Coast and the Cascades are beautiful.  Likewise Union Stations in both Denver and LA.  Unfortunately you must enter the cities through ... Read more >


Winter in Buenos Aires!

USA | Thursday, 11 Jul 2019 | By margitpirsch | Views [45]

July 1st 2019 At the Miami airport: Smooth “sailing” with a few speed bumps, like having to wrap - and pay for - each peace of luggage (except the bike boxes) in blue nasty plastic, arguing with the nice woman at the ... Read more >