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The Drake Passage: Sail or Fly-the-Drake. Which is Better and Why?

To “Fly the Drake or Sail the Drake?” That is the question!   Let’s try to answer the question, keeping in mind that due to new availability, ultimately, it is a personal choice.  But drilling down – rather than jumping to conclusions – I will assist you in making the best choice for you.  (And, yes,

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Goldring Travel is Now a Member of The Affluent Traveler Collection!

I am thrilled to announce that Goldring Travel is now a member of The Affluent Traveler Collection travel consortium! Before I get into the details of what you can expect moving forward, a very quick explanation of, “Why and Why Now?“.  As you may know, Goldring Travel was a member of Ensemble Travel for over twenty

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Goldring Travel’s 2025 Culinary & Cultural Journey – Cape Town to Ghana on Silversea!

Goldring Travel loves encouraging its clients to be “Comfortable Being Uncomfortable!”  But that does not mean being physically uncomfortable while experiencing new, exotic, locations that challenge and open one’s mind up to truly different cultures, cuisines, breathtaking landscapes, and maybe some exciting wildlife. Travel with Goldring Travel sailing with Silversea for 19 days up the

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Is An Expedition Cruise For You…And If So, Which Ones?

I am frequently asked by both media outlets and potential expedition travelers, “What is an expedition cruise really like?” and “Who should ‘consider’ an expedition cruise?” Alas, the answer to both of these questions is not straightforward…And that is where Goldring Travel comes in! Why should you consider my opinions? I have more hands-on experience than

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Seabourn is Changing Up Alternative Dining

Finally!  Seabourn is changing things up on the culinary front, and in a good way!  The Grill by Thomas Keller is being phased out and a new-to-Seabourn concept, Solis, is being introduced.   A few weeks ago, Seabourn announced it was changing up its menu in The Restaurant with 140 new dishes. That didn’t mean much

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Silversea’s Silver Endeavour Arctic Expedition (Iceland, Eastern Greenland, Canadian Maritimes, and New York City): Goldring Travel’s Onboard! – Part VI (Canadian Maritimes)

After two days crossing the Labrador Sea on Silversea’s Silver Endeavour we transitioned a bit from an expedition in Greenland to more of an expedition-ish cruise through the Canadian Maritimes. Because this is both a transitional and repositioning expedition/cruise, our time in each port in the Canadian Maritimes is abbreviated because we have long distances

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Silversea’s Silver Endeavour Arctic Expedition (Iceland, Eastern Greenland, Canadian Maritimes, and New York City): Goldring Travel’s Onboard! – Part V (Sea Days and the Ship)

Now having spent over a week on Silversea’s Silver Endeavour, and two sea days before reaching Newfoundland, Canada, this is a good time to discuss the ship itself, as well as Silversea’s service and cuisine. But before I do that I need to give props to our very popular stowaway: A Peregrine Falcon  I don’t

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