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Venice – Venezia

June 5, 2016 // 0 Comments

One of the best reasons to sail around the Mediterranean is the wealth of history, antiquity and culture in this “cradle of civilization.”  There is a lot to see near the coast, but there are many treasures inland too. In Italy especially, it’s worth getting off the boat and [read more]

Extreme Weather in this El Niño Year

October 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

What a difference a few months makes! When we sailed in Sardinia in July, the weather conditions were calm with light to moderate breezes and sunny skies. Then, just two months later, a rare Cyclone ripped apart this beautiful area of Italy, causing death and destruction.  Our heartfelt prayers [read more]

Florence, Italy – Michelangelo, Galileo, Leonardo & Vino

August 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

One of the wonderful aspects of our global sailing tour is the ability to visit remarkable cultural and historical parts of the world.  Sometimes they are land-locked and we have to take an excursion farther from Golden Glow. Last weekend we took the high speed train to Florence, yet another pearl [read more]

Mediterranean Water Wonderland

August 3, 2015 // 1 Comment

A good amount of Hunter and Savannah’s summer vacation on Golden Glow was spent in the water. From Rome, we sailed to Palmerola and Ponza, which are part of the Pontine Island archipelago in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Ponza is supposedly named after Pontius Pilate and has a rich history. Another of [read more]

Italy’s Best Kept Secret: Golfo di Orosei, Sardinia, Italy

July 31, 2015 // 3 Comments

Welcome Joanne! Our dear friend, Joanne, came to spend a week with us. Back at home, she works very hard taking care of others, her children and her patients, and we wanted her to have a relaxing vacation in as beautiful a place as we could find. Mission accomplished! The Golfo di Orosei turned out [read more]
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