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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]

The Straits of Messina

June 3, 2016 // 0 Comments

Turbulent water of the Strait of Messina How could the Strait of Messina not hold allure? Whirlpools and maelstroms; mythic sea monsters; earthquakes and epic sea currents! To get to Greece and Turkey from Italy where we’d been sailing for the last month, your either transit the Strait of [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]

When in Rome

August 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

Hunter & Savvy Survey the Tiber River in Rome Hunter and Savannah came all the way from San Diego for a summer vacation on Golden Glow in July 2015. Since they were flying into Rome, our plan was to take them to the very beautiful offshore islands of Ponza and Palmerola, not too far by [read more]

Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii

August 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

For drummer Hunter Pipp, going to Pompeii was perhaps less to see a city snuffed out in 79 AD by Vesuvius’ mighty eruption, as it was a pilgrimage to the amphitheater built in 80 BC but made important to him when Pink Floyd recorded their memorable concert at Pompeii (director’s cut) in [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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