Pictured here with two Hispanic friends in Cabo San Lucas, the Old Monkey and his traveling companion, who is known as Grandma, have tried every mode of travel around the world except hitch hiking. These modes are 1) do it yourself by car, plane, or time-share, 2) home exchange and hospitality visits, 3) land tours via Grand Circle, Vantage, and Go Ahead Vacations, 4) river cruises across much of Europe and China, and 5) cruise ships with Celebrity, Norwegian, Carnival, Holland America, and Azamara Club Cruises.
Each page in this site includes a selection of 15-30 expandable thumbnails in a mosaic with mouse-over titles. A brief introduction to each page describes the surprises en-route. Ten original pages are from a free cruise on Azamara’s Quest from Rio, Brazil to Miami early in 2013. This cruise was complements of Azamara for enduring a mishap in the South China Sea in March-April of 2012. This experience is fully documented in Fire Aboard the Quest. The compensation provided may have been the equal or better than the cruise planned. As mature travelers, Azamara’s Quest and its companion ship, Journey, have quickly become our preferred modes of travel.
Most of the pictures in the sliding door menu are links to one of the domains in the Old Monkey’s canopy, where there is something for everybody:
|Pie in the Sky (A)||http://obamasgoose.com|
|Pie in the Sky (B)||http://survivingobama.net|
|Pie in the Sky (D)||http://liberalletters.com|
As appropriate links are also included in text for the picture sets or related stories somewhere within the Monkey’s canopy. There are no ads in any of the Old Monkey’s canopy, the better to keep distractions at a minimum.
Please enjoy the site, and be patient. The Old Monkey is posting pictures as fast as he can retrieve, edit, and upload to the website.