“Until we cruise the world’s waterways together again, keep dreaming! I certainly am.”– Pam Hoffee, Managing Director of Avalon Waterways
As the Managing Director of Avalon Waterways, I don’t always have a lot of time to reminisce and reflect about favorite travel moments. But, during this “layover,” I have made an effort to imagine and dream about the world waiting for me – for all of us. And I’ve been thinking a lot about exploring Europe where rivers – and Rieslings – flow.
As we anticipate the day we will, once again, hear the words, “Welcome Aboard,” I wanted to share with you a few “favorites” from my experiences on the world’s rivers. I hope they inspire you to dream a little more about the special experiences that await us all.
As the daughter of a career Air Force veteran, military service means a lot to me. So does this excursion. To witness, first-hand, the bravery and ultimate sacrifice of so many Americans is something I will never forget.
It’s a peaceful way to enjoy the river – to connect with nature, local wildlife and fellow travelers. And on hot days, you can even take a dip in the Danube (a fun story – and memory – to bring home).
This class elevated a non-painter, like me, to feel like Van Gogh, learning his signature style in a city (Amsterdam) he loved.