New Year Cruising

“The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us.” — Ashely Montagu  Credits: JSprague Digi in Deeper course materials This year, 68 of my family members from all over flew to Singapore for a grand reunion. For the first time, brothers and … Continue reading New Year Cruising


The Great Land That is Alaska

Credits:  Template by Crystal Wilkerson; Paper by Jessica Sprague. “Alyeska” to the Aleut people means the great land and those who have visited would likely agree.  It is a vacation paradise, America’s last frontier, if you will.   Raw with a touch of exotic, Alaska is magnificent sceneries one after the other.  Our trip was rugged … Continue reading The Great Land That is Alaska


Happy and pleased, we bid goodbye to the Ryndam recognizing the tail end of a wonderful adventure.  We took a cab to Moby Dick Hostel, our home for a night and there we slept once again on dry land. Seward is a picturesque town sandwiched between the Kenai Mountains and the water of Kenai Fjord … Continue reading Seward


Nestled on Baranof Island and protected by a myriad of small-forested islands, Sitka is a town not lacking in character.  Aside from it being home to native Tlinglits with the cultures still being practiced today, it was also the capital of Russia-America until its transfer to the U.S. in 1867.  It is in Castle Hill … Continue reading Sitka