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Happy Holidays

Updated: Apr 10, 2023

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the Amazon River in Brazil to our wonderful world of family and friends from near, far and with the angels.

We wish you the most magical time with your loved ones. May it be filled with love, fun, fabulous food, wine and precious moments. We are sending an extra big cuddle to all our beautiful loved ones who are missing someone special this year; you are in our hearts.

It has been a year of adventure, and bucket lists ticked. We started the year with our Serbian family in beautiful Belgrade and a getaway to Kopaonik in a luxury log cabin, followed by a few months exploring Turkey's east coast, then pop back to Serbia to bid our farewells to embark on the celebration of Wayne turning 60.


After a quick stopover in Zagreb, Croatia, we were in Paris to make our way to Loire Valley to celebrate a dear friend Jo's 50th in France, and we even snuck in a week in the champagne region Reims.


Followed by a month of Canada and the Rockies, and feeling blessed we could spend Wayne's 60th with our dear Lins and Trev in their hometown of Calgary.


Next was a three-month expedition cruise from the North to the South Pole and Canada to Argentina. This allowed us to explore Argentina for a month, a quick stopover in Bolivia, before embarking on another few months at sea from Miami to South America and spending Christmas and New Year cruising the Amazon on the incredible Marina with Oceania, another bucket list!


Two thousand twenty-two travel moments and highlights. We visited five continents, 17 countries, and 100 destinations. Our highlights were Alaska, Antarctica, Iguazu Falls, Kayaking in Antarctica, Reims, Rocky Mountaineer train trip, landing via a helicopter on a glacier in Alaska, Ice-trekking on and inside a glacier in Argentina, and Panama Canal, to name just a few. 2022 has been a year full of magical moments!


We wish everyone a happy holiday, and may you continue chasing your dreams and your 2023 be filled with achieving your goals, hopes and dreams.


A special thank you to the team on Marina, Oceania and our dear cruise friends Pip and Dave, who have filled us with joy and made our Christmas unique and fun this year.

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Great read. Thank you for your kind words. We had a wonderful Christmas with you both. Long may you continue to travel your dreams and with luck, we will meet up again . P&D.

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Wayne Schmidt
Wayne Schmidt
Feb 09, 2023
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We cannot wait to sail with you again, Croatia here we come!

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pgalfano
pgalfano
Dec 29, 2022

Wow, just reeling with all this entails for you & memories for a lifetime. Great you got that bucket list CHECKED off. I have enjoyed the journey and hope to pick up some tips for my future travel too. God Bless and Good Health in the New Year.

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Wayne Schmidt
Wayne Schmidt
Feb 09, 2023
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Thank you so much!

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Guest
Dec 28, 2022

Have enjoyed hearing about all your adventures. Wishing you the best of health and happiness in the coming year. Cheers Loraine (Vancouver, BC)


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Wayne Schmidt
Wayne Schmidt
Feb 09, 2023
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Thank you so much Loraine, sorry for the late reply!

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