• Viking Ocean Cruises: Luxury at Sea Viking Sea approaches Greenwich with fanfare. British House and Garden  calls it “Nouveau Nordic” in a June 2016 article.    They are talking about Viking Cruises’ onboard design.  They could just as well be talking about Viking Cruises newest ocean cruising experiences.    “The Viking Way” of immersing their travelers in the destinations was never more […]
  • Exploring Petra There is so much to see in Petra beyond the iconic Treasury. Like the majestic Temenos Gate, Roman 2nd century AD. On my recent Azamara Club Cruises cruise from Rome to Dubai, I asked many fellow passengers why they chose this itinerary? The almost universal answer was to see Petra. One of the new “Seven Wonders […]
  • When in Rome…Beyond the Top Ten Sites Beyond the Colosseum many exciting, less visited, world class sites are waiting for you to explore in Rome.  Here are a few of my top finds.  Hint: they include Michelangelo, the Borgias and Mussolini. When in Rome, do as the Romans do. Slow down, relish the moment, savor the tastes and dig a little deeper […]
  • Pompeii 79AD A stop on the Grand Tour since the 18th century, the site of Pompeii still mesmerizes…even for the return visitor. A favorite port stop on many Mediterranean itineraries is the Amalfi Coast. Flowers, vistas, lemons and limoncello lure travelers to long lunches and evening strolls. Pulling into Sorrento by ship is one of the most striking sites […]
  • Cruising the Seine River Viking Cruises introduced their first ocean-going ship last year, the Viking Star. I was privileged to sail on her from Lisbon to London including a short cruise up the Seine River in France.  Nothing compares with sitting on your balcony, sipping wine, watching small french villages go about their daily routines.  Look closely at this short video […]
  • Cruising to Borneo, Brunei and Bangkok Silversea Cruise lines ranks as one of the top luxury cruise lines in the world. I agree. Check out my video for a snapshot of this expedition: I have cruised with Silversea in the Mediterranean, the Arabian Gulf and most recently in the South China Sea. While the ship I was on, the Silver Shadow, […]
  • Finding “Miss Saigon” in Ho Chi Minh City Today Miss Saigon is returning to Broadway next spring.  The revival of this classic musical about the Vietnam War is refreshed and always touching, and has been a major hit in London.  Visiting Ho Chi Minh City (former Saigon) last week, I met two of the lead personalities, or at least their 2016 incarnation,  “The Engineer” […]
  • Borneo: Conversations About Ecotourism and Headhunting in Sabah Article from Huffington Post. Original article can be found here.  I traveled to Sabah, Borneo as a guest of the luxury cruise line Silversea.  Their philosophy is “Live the Stories You’d Love to Tell.”  This was certainly true on my recent cruise as you will see below. Thank you Silversea, every day was a new […]
  • An Imperial Journey: Moscow to St. Petersburg The trip I want to repeat…again and again. Join me next summer?  Here is a short video of some of the sites and treasures I discovered when cruising the waterways from Moscow to St. Petersburg this year.  Thank you Viking River Cruises.  Well done. (Be sure and click HD on settings!) What sites can you recognize?  Look for […]
  • 20 Top Travel Medical Tips….from Experience Thirty years of extensive travel have left me with a wealth of wonderful memories, and a wealth of medical “experiences” and near crises. This is not an exhaustive list of medical tips, but a personal one.  Would love to hear your own.  Share below or tweet me @jeannewmanglock to be included in my next article. […]

© 2013 - 2016 Jean Newman Glock. DISCLAIMER...

I was an invited guest for many of these trips, but I never accept a trip in exchange for any promise of positive​ stories or social media posts​. The opinions and findings are all my own and always... unedited. It speaks for the integrity of these suppliers that they trust their product will shine, without any quid pro quos in exchange for travel. I choose who I work with very carefully for this reason.