July 9, 2015

All of us are guilty.  We get so excited about an upcoming trip (especially if its one we’ve been looking forward to for a long time) that we neglect other important things in our life.  Once of these things, and I’ve seen it many times as a cruise director and travel specialist, is our health.  Little things that we think will go away on their own suddenly become very big things at the worst possible time.  So, allow me to […]

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Things You’re Cruise Director Doesn’t Need to Know

As a cruise director there are some basic things I’m going to ask you about when you come aboard.  Nothing crazy just basic stuff like: do you get sea sick? If so, do you have medication for sea sickness? Do you have any allergies? Do you any other medical conditions I need to know about? Nothing crazy, just making sure we all have a good time. Well, here’s a response I got to one of my basic questions the other […]

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Increasing Pollution in Halong Bay?

Many improvements have been made in Southeast Asia as a whole and Vietnam in general when it comes to the dangers of pollution.  It’s always a challenge to try and lecture an economically challenged nation about the dangers of pollution when folks are just trying to put food on the table and make a better life for their children. Recently however, international organizations in collaboration with local governments have started to make inroads.  This is likely due to these organizations […]

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