Cruise

Since 1993 I've sailed on more than 100 cruises of all kinds, all around the world, and have written thousands of magazine, newspaper and web articles on the subject, plus several guidebooks.

10 Reasons to Take a Brahmaputra River Cruise on the MV Mahabahuu

A week on this fascinating river system in eastern India

by Heidi Sarna

The 46-passenger M/V Mahabaahu, owned by India-based Adventure Resorts & Cruises and also sold by companies like Pandaw Cruises, is one of just two riverboats offering voyages on the vast, remote and fascinating Brahmaputra River system in the eastern Indian state of Assam (the other is the humbler 24-passenger Charaidew). Read

A Family Cruise to Southeast Alaska

Exploring America's 49th state aboard the Grand Princess.

More than any other state in America, Alaska holds on to a pioneering can-do spirit. Largely undeveloped and appealingly gritty, nature and wildlife take center stage and the locals are a hearty lot of fisherman, park rangers and others drawn to America’s Last Frontier. Read

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Singapore / Asia

This former New Yorker has been based in Singapore since 2006 and has traveled and written extensively on sites and topics of interest throughout the region, including India, where I spend part of each year.

Singapore Like a Local

SEVEN YEARS ON, HEIDI SHARES HER SINGAPORE SECRETS

Singapore is exactly what it’s famous for — being clean, green and safe — but it’s more than that if you can pry yourself away from the air-conditioned shopping malls to have a deeper look. Read

10 Reasons to Take a Brahmaputra River Cruise on the MV Mahabahuu

A week on this fascinating river system in eastern India

by Heidi Sarna

The 46-passenger M/V Mahabaahu, owned by India-based Adventure Resorts & Cruises and also sold by companies like Pandaw Cruises, is one of just two riverboats offering voyages on the vast, remote and fascinating Brahmaputra River system in the eastern Indian state of Assam (the other is the humbler 24-passenger Charaidew). Read

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Other Travel

You name it. OK, I will: from Europe to North America, the South Pacific and points between.

6 Hours in Ketchikan

WHERE IT RAINS SALMON

If Skagway thrives on its gold rush past, and Juneau flourishes as being the state capital, rough-around-the-edges Ketchikan prospers for its salmon. Read

Biking in Barcelona

PEDDLING INTO THE FIFTH DECADE

MY FRIEND was turning the big four-o and had her heart set on celebrating the milestone in Barcelona. Read

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Non-Travel

Traveling isn't everything. Here's some stuff that didn't require my heading to an airport.

Marcel Heijnen

CAPTURING CHANGE IN A SUBJECTIVE LENS

Most of us don’t take much notice of HDB buildings or generic condos as we zip around the island in our cars or in taxis or buses, but an artist often sees beauty and meaning in the mundane. Read

After Singapore

POST DEPARTURE THOUGHTS

In Singapore, expats come and go all the time. Read

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