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Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

Inspiration: Curacao: Teatro Luna Blou, Dancin’ Lady

by Scharlene Fulmer We were in Curacao! On a shore excursion from the Holland America ship, The Zuiderdam. I was feeling exceptionally happy having just enjoyed the many flavors of the Distillery of Chobolobo , where the world famous Blue Curacao liqueur is made. Curacao is an island that is part of the Netherlands Antilles

Thursday, November 1st, 2007

Antigua, Guatemala: Miss-this-is-business!

by Scharlene Fulmer Our shore excursion tour group visited the city of Antigua, Guatemala which sits at an elevation of 4500 feet, surrounded by rising volcanoes. We came face to face with one active volcano spewing a...

Friday, October 5th, 2007

Culture: The Ancient Maya Jade Quarry of the Kings

by Scharlene Fulmer I met Mary Louise Ridinger, a renown archaeologist, aboard our fabulous 18 day Panama Canal Holland America cruise from Ft. Lauderdale to San Francisco. I was fortunate to lunch with her twice during which...

Tuesday, July 25th, 2006

Culture: Italy: Lost in Venice

by Scharlene Fulmer “Ciao!” I shouted to the gondoliers as they glided past, their passengers waving up to me as I stood on the balcony of my room in a beautiful old hotel on the Grand Canal....

Tuesday, July 25th, 2006

Style: Italy: Happy Accidents in Murano

by Scharlene Fulmer “Bella, Bella! you are so bea-uuu-tiful! I kiss your hand! Avante….please come this way.” That was the greeting my friend Sammie received from the salesman as we disembarked the water taxi at the door...

Monday, February 20th, 2006

Activity Review: Russia: From the Hermitage with Love

by Scharlene Fulmer After my husband died in 1988, I chose to fulfill my long-held desire to travel. Since then, I have traveled from Alaska to the Caribbean to the South Pacific to the Mediterranean. My most...