The Viking Sun Embarks on the Inaugural World Cruise

The Viking Sun Embarks on the Inaugural World Cruise

The Viking Sun embarks on the inaugural World Cruise from Miami to London. This 141-day cruise will visit 5 continents, 35 countries, and 64 ports, cross the Equator twice, the International Date Line once, and pass through both the Panama and Suez Canals. I was a...
24 Viking River Cruise Insider Tips

24 Viking River Cruise Insider Tips

Exclusive tips from Viking River Cruise Explorer Society members to help make your European journey the cruise of a lifetime! We were guests of Viking Cruises, but all thoughts and opinions are our own. Don’t miss our newest Viking post: Viking Ocean Cruises: A...
Top 11 Viking River Cruise Ship Amenities

Top 11 Viking River Cruise Ship Amenities

Viking river cruise amenities are designed to pamper passengers with the ultimate in creature comforts. Here are Backroad Planet’s Top 11 amenities! We were guests of Viking Cruises, but the pleasure of shipboard amenities was all ours. Viking River Cruise...
People and Places: My Year in Travel 2016

People and Places: My Year in Travel 2016

People and places are the reason for travel. This year-in-travel photoessay features my family, friends, traveling companions, and the destinations we visited in 2016. Disclosure: Some links in this article are to travel brands and destinations that have sponsored my...
Do Fathom Impact Travel Activities Have Lasting Value?

Do Fathom Impact Travel Activities Have Lasting Value?

Do Fathom Impact Travel activities have lasting value in the Dominican Republic, or is this approach merely the latest trend in cruise voluntourism? UPDATE: Fathom ceased operation as a cruise line in June 2017. The MV Adonia was returned to service in...
The Travel Bloggers Influencer Network #TBIN

The Travel Bloggers Influencer Network #TBIN

Howard is founder and lead admin of the Travel Bloggers Influencer Network (#TBIN), a select group of 60+ highly-engaged travel professionals. The travel writers, photographers, videographers, and influencers in our network regularly interact by engaging, mentoring,...