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LORBIT

WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN AND WHERE DO YOU WANT TO GO NEXT? WHAT'S THE LURE AND FASCINATION?

WELCOME TO LORBIT
SENSING URBANITY
LISTENING FOR WORDS
VIEWING IMAGES OF MYSTERY
REFLECTING ON MEMOIRS
LOVING MUSIC
READING FOR LIVING
TRAVELING FOR ENCHANTMENT
PROTESTING IDIOCY

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Islands, mainlands, cities, countries-- where to go? Hawaii, North Sea-- where to cruise?
Planes, trains or feet?
Group tour or incognito?
What beguiles you? 
 
 
 
 
"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes."      - Marcel Proust

Terrence Moore photo. Arizona, 1996.
Have you traveled Route 66?

"I travel not to go anywnere, but to go. The great affair is to move."
- Robert Louis Stevenson

"There is no major
case against life's enjoyments."
- John Kenneth Galbraith

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Embarkment at Harwich, England

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View from the elevator.

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Looking downward from top floor of ship.

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Yes, You can cruise and snooze...
 
A good thing is that your room and your stuff go with you.
No need to pack and unpack again and again. You can join in activities or enjoy the peace of being alone and doing as you please.
 
Food and drink are available all the time and in great quantity. You can do all-day grazing, long lunches, sit-down dinners, midnight buffets, or stay on your micro-biotic diet-- whatever you feel like doing.
 
Performances, gyms, spas, movies, games, lectures, and contests are your option. There are plenty of quiet places to sit and read, do a crossword puzzle, sip coffee, check your email, and daydream.
 
No concerns about where to gas up, catch a train, get a map, or find a hotel.You can walk and roam around without worrying about getting lost or 'being late.'
 
Depending on geography
a cruise allows you to see more. Trips to Turkey, the Bahamas, Alaska, and the Greek Isles, for instances, are best on a cruise ship. With bargains aplenty, the price is invariably less than going by land or air.

Left: photos of "Brilliance of the Seas."
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Oz-like lobby on the liner "Brilliance of the Seas"

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Dieters risk it all on "Brilliance of the Seas"

Lorbiter 'sailed' on the maiden voyage of Royal Caribbean's "Brilliance of the Seas:" seven days and nights crossing the Atlantic Ocean. The price was $259. plus tax. But there were peripheral costs. It took some figuring to fly to London and get out to the coast to Harwich to embark on the gorgeous ship-- and to get home from Boston, where we disembarked.
 
But oh, those seven days were heaven. The absence of ports of call elicits deep relaxation. The horizon is the sea and sky, day after day. Soon it blends together and you are captivated-- taken over-- by the rhythm of all that blue. Unforgettable.