Maximizing Luxury Travel


We began this day with a 1 AM call from our daughter back in NYC – telling us there had been an earthquake in Chengdu.  We are a few hours away from there and thankfully have not been impacted by this deadly quake.  Chengdu is where the famous Chinese Panda Preserve is located, and a popular spot to visit.  News reports indicate the Pandas are OK; it was only about five years… Read More

Today we really got the feel of the Yangtze River area.  On the top deck at 7 AM, we were outside for the entry into the Qutang Xia (Gorge).  The weather has returned to being quite chilly, and we have a brisk wind blowing today.  This is the shortest of the gorges, but maybe the most famous, since an image of its Kui Gate appears on the Chinese ¥10 RMB note; it… Read More

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