A Sip Of The South

September 15, 2016
By Kevin R. Tam, President

Acclaimed chef, author and restaurateur is French America Line’s Chef de Cuisine and below we present one of her favorite drinks and one surely destined to be a guest favorite such as on our 8-day Midwestern Majesty riverboat cruise departing October 8, our 10-day Chicago to the Big Easy riverboat/train tour departing October 14 and our 14-day Autumn in the Great Smokies by Riverboat and Train tour departing November 7. A word of warning: this is a two-part recipe. First, you have to infuse the bourbon with fig. Second, you mix the drink. Just don’t enjoy the first step so much you forget the second!

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Trip Quiz

September 6, 2016
By Kevin R. Tam, President

I’ll admit to being a bit of a gameshow fan. Between the Price is Right and the current version of Match Game, I’m in heaven right now. It’s not just the crazy contestants that make me smile, but it’s the idea of trying to guess the answers myself. In that regard, no one tops Jeopardy for the sheer number of questions that can be packed into a 22-mintue show. Here at Uncommon Journeys, I thought I’d try my hand at a little quiz of my own.

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Top 5 American River Cruises

July 21, 2016
By Kevin R. Tam, President

There’s nothing quite like a cruise on America’s rivers. Unlike an ocean cruise, there’s always something to see with riverbanks just a stone’s throw away and constant boat and barge traffic, small towns and big cities slipping past. There are also no waves sailing a flat, calm river. And it is also the only way to see America up close and personal from a cruise. That’s why we love it and why our guests are always asking for our favorite cruises. In today’s blog, I’m proud to present my picks for the Top 5 American River Cruises. Each is operated by French America Line’s elegant Louisiane, a new riverboat that is the first to bring true luxury to America’s rivers.

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Historic & Stylish Hotels

June 21, 2016
By Kevin R. Tam, President

I love free stuff. Send me to the grocery store and I’ll keep circling back to the aisle where they’re handing out free samples. Offer me free fries with a hamburger and I’m sold. Free airline mileage points if I fill up at your service station? Don’t mind if I do!

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Be A Part Of History

June 9, 2016
By Kevin R. Tam, President

I’m not too excitable. I like to think of myself as a guy who operates on an even keel almost all of the time. But every once in a while, I get very enthusiastic. Lately, I’ve had plenty of reason to be excited here in our Uncommon Journeys offices. Our newest travel partner, French America Line, is definitely excitement-inducing. And their new flagship vessel, the elegant riverboat Louisiane, has a cruise in her inaugural season that I find particularly interesting. Their 8-day Bluegrass Grandeur voyage from Louisville to St. Louis on September 10 will be among the Louisiane’s very first cruises so you can be a part of history by sailing aboard the world’s first deluxe American riverboat.

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