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Home Planet cruise archive

THURSDAY, FEB. 14, 2013

Travel Brings Couples Closer Together

If you're looking for a way to strengthen your relationship, try hitting the road. Together. According to a survey by the U.S. Travel Association, couples who travel together find more satisfaction. They experience better communication and have longer-lasting relationships. They are more romantic. Today is...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 30, 2013

Travel: And All the Boys at Sea

(Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap) Crossing the deck of the busy cruise ship, on my way to get something for lunch, I noticed a little boy crouched quietly, oblivious to the crowd around him as he bent over his shoe. He’d dropped to fasten the buckle...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 16, 2013

Travel: Sail Away From Winter

We weren’t even on the ship when the party started. I was still making my way through the embarkation process, listening to piped-in dance music and having a welcome photo made when the 70s dance anthem, I Will Survive filled the air. Almost immediately, one...

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12, 2012

SATURDAY, AUG. 4, 2012

Photographing the North Sawyer Glacier and Tracy Arm Fjord from the deck of the Disney Wonder during a 2012 Alaska cruise. (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

Seattle to Alaska aboard the Disney Wonder

(Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap) The little boy stood beside the table that held the mini-iceberg, the chunk of ice that had once been a part of the North Sawyer Glacier before breaking away--calving-- and falling with a splash into the Tracy Arm fjord off Alaska’s...

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Cheryl-Anne Millsap's Home Planet column appears each week in the Wednesday "Pinch" supplement. Cheryl-Anne is a regular contributor to Spokane Public Radio and her essays can be heard on Public Radio stations across the country.