Author Archives: kcbernick

About kcbernick

I love to travel.

The Mighty Mississippi

July, 2020 The Mississippi River is the second-longest river in North America. It is also the second-largest drainage system on the continent. The Hudson Bay drainage system lays claim to first place in both categories. The Mississippi drains parts of … Continue reading

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I Scream You Scream for Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream!

I’m reposting this in honor of National Ice Cream Day, June 19, 2020. Saturday morning, September 7, 2019 Today, we paid a visit to Ben & Jerry’s Factory in Waterbury. Any ice cream aficionado will tell you that this is … Continue reading

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From The Galápagos to the Amazon

Saturday, January 19, 2019 We left our ship, taking a zodiac to shore, in a downpour. During the 30 minute rain, we managed to get quite wet, in spite of our rain jackets. We flew first from Baltra Island to … Continue reading

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Bartolomé Island, Galapagos

Thursday, January 17, 2019 Bartolomé Island is a volcanic islet just off the coast of Santiago Island. It sits in the rain shadow of Santiago and Santa Cruz. Bartolomé’s volcanic landscape, with its spatter cones, tuff cones and lava flows, … Continue reading

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Protect Your Assets When On the Road

April, 2020 We will travel again! Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, many people have cancelled trips, or had them cancelled by cruise lines, airlines, etc. We have plans for August. and feel confident that we’ll be approaching something like normal … Continue reading

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Oh no! I forgot to…

April, 2020 Speaking about forgetting, I actually started this in January, intending to finish it after returning from a cruise. Three months later… On a recent cruise, I overheard a conversation where people were discussing the fact that they had … Continue reading

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Final Sea Day on Serenity

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 It’s the last full day of our Crystal Serenity cruise. We’ve thawed out our Minnesota bones over the past two weeks, our blood now runs a bit thinner, and we dread the thought of returning to … Continue reading

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Laziness Wins the Day

Monday, January 20, 2020 I try to get to the gym each morning, so I can work off the many calories consumed each day. This morning, though, I gave in to laziness after about five minutes. I don’t want to … Continue reading

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Todos Santos, Baja California

Saturday, January 18, 2020 We sailed most of today, anchoring at Cabo San Lucas (Saint Luke Cape) around 4:00 this afternoon. In the morning, we listened to Roberto D’Alimonte speak on political challenges around the world. The primary challenges he … Continue reading

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Food Coma!

Friday, January 17, 2020 Sometimes it pays to get up early. I woke up around 4:30 and couldn’t get back to sleep, so went to the gym. Afterwards, I stopped at the Bistro for a cup of coffee. While there, … Continue reading

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