Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Travel Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Travel | What Happens When You Put 2,000 Nerds on a Boat? Advertisement Supported by You get the JoCo Cruise, and it’s an annual gathering for those who love sci-fi, games with many-sided dice and the musician Jonathan Coulton. ByJohn Schwartz May 6, 2019 It is the first concert of the JoCo Cruise 2019, and things are going so wrong. The musicians can’t hear themselves sing. Instruments drop out at random. One of the performers, Jim Boggia, has lost his voice. Jonathan Coulton, the singer-songwriter for whom the cruise is named, grouses that it is a “train wreck on a boat.” They carry on, trying to wrestle a show from the mess. Mr. Boggia starts playing “When You Wish Upon a Star” on his ukulele and raspily invites us all to sing along. The assembled hundreds join in a mass … [Read more...] about What Happens When You Put 2,000 Nerds on a Boat?
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Silversea Cruises announced 54 new winter 2020-21 voyages and opened a pre-sale for its Venetian Society members. The range of voyages can provide more experiences for the cruise line’s guests, as well as increased number of ports for the winter season and 20 maiden calls. Comprising the winter itineraries of Silver Muse, Silver Whisper, Silver Shadow, Silver Spirit and Silver Moon, a sister ship to Silver Muse due to join the fleet in August 2020, the new collection of voyages will showcase the Caribbean, springtime in Asia, and both Australia and South America on circumnavigations. Travelers can also enjoy complimentary round-trip economy class flights or business class upgrades and transfers on virtually all voyages in the new collection (exceptions and market-specific conditions may apply). A total of 26 voyages aboard Silver Shadow, Silver Whisper and Silver Moon will enable guests to visit 46 … [Read more...] about Silversea Cruises Opens Pre-Sales on Winter 2020-21 Voyages
As well as vibrant cities and towns, the settlements of an estimated 400-500 indigenous tribes lie in the Amazon rainforest. Here are some examples of how to immerse yourself in local culture during your cruise, visiting communities, experiencing their way of life and travelling their river… City life It seems incredible that a city of almost two million people can thrive so deep in the Brazilian jungle. Yet a thousand miles upriver from the Atlantic, almost 50 per cent of the Amazon River’s population lives in Manaus and it is the primary cultural and economic hub. The city provides much to explore. In the 19th-century, Manaus became an architectural playground for mega-rich European rubber barons. The lavish Teatro Amazonas Opera House, which opened in 1896, was built almost entirely of materials shipped from Europe. The elaborate Customs House was prefabricated in Liverpool and shipped to Manaus in 1902. And the Rio Negro Palace, built as the private residence … [Read more...] about Five ways to immerse yourself in Amazonian culture on a river cruise
Traveling is no longer just a way to take a break and escape your everyday routine, it's a way to give back. Over the past couple of years, traveling to a destination to see and help with its preservation through ecotourism, voluntourism and agritourism (like woofing) has been on the rise.Executive director of the Center for Responsible Travel Martha Honey told the New York Times that seeking authentic experiences within the local culture is the new way of travel. However, being a responsible traveler isn't as hard as it sounds. An easy way for tourists to help local economies is by checking out local businesses, especially those beyond major city centers. In doing so, she said it can even give travelers a better vacation by helping build a connection to the destination. 10 PHOTOS 10 things to do in San Juan, Puerto Rico See Gallery 10 things to do in San Juan, Puerto Rico Go snorkeling Take advantage of San Juan's clear waters by … [Read more...] about 10 reasons to visit San Juan, Puerto Rico right now
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Travel Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Travel | Why Puerto Rico Is No. 1 on Our Places to Go List Supported by Recovering from Hurricane Maria, in 2019 the island represents so many fragile spots around the globe. ByMireya Navarro Jan. 9, 2019 Leer en español For as long as I can remember growing up in Puerto Rico, El Morro, the indestructible fort with the endless lawns at the entrance to San Juan harbor, was where you went to fly a kite. And on a recent sunny afternoon, just as expected, a couple and their young son were there trying to catch an updraft to loft a plastic butterfly with a long blue tail into the sky. On Fortaleza Street, an art installation of colorful umbrellas hovered above pedestrians, triggering countless selfies. A short ferry ride away from the old city, at the Bacardí rum distillery in the town of Cataño, … [Read more...] about Why Puerto Rico Is No. 1 on Our Places to Go List