Articles written by: Si Liberman

Si Liberman

Since retiring as editor of the Asbury Park Sunday Press, New Jersey's second largest newspaper, Si Libermankeeps busy traveling and writing for a number of major publications. In recent months, his stories have appeared inthe Boston Globe, St. Petersburg Times, Dallas Morning News, Newark Star-Ledger, Miami Herald, Palm Beach Daily News, Porthole Magazine and Boca Raton Magazine. He summers at the Jersey Shore and winters in Palm Beach.

Venice when the Crowds are Gone
Chronological / Destinations / Europe

Venice when the Crowds are Gone

Even on a chilly, foggy, drizzly day in winter, with San Marco Square under water, there’s something magical about this city.

A Gourmand’s Nirvana at Sea
Chronological / Cruises / Destinations

A Gourmand’s Nirvana at Sea

And speaking of cake, dining on the four-month-old Silversea vessel clearly was the highlight of the 14-day transatlantic cruise in May that included visits to Boston, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, Ireland, Wales and England. Each lunch and dinner had an artistic Michelin multi-star quality with small portions of such exotic offerings as ostrich, eel, frogs’ legs, wild boar, pigeon, caviar and venison, in addition to the usual steak, fish, seafood, fowl and pasta entrees.

The Life of a Cruise Ship Doctor:  It’s No Day at the Beach
Chronological / Cruises / Destinations

The Life of a Cruise Ship Doctor: It’s No Day at the Beach

“Don’t let the two-hour morning and afternoon office hours fool you. It’s a seven-day-a-week, ten-to-twelve-hour-a-day job,” said Princess Cruises ship doctor, Marcus Goosen…

Curacao’s X-Rated Resort
Caribbean / Chronological / Destinations

Curacao’s X-Rated Resort

What they don’t tell you about is the hush-hush Campo Alegre Resort, which is one of the world’s largest brothels. Think Amsterdam and its swinging, legal red-light district, and you’ll get the picture of this Dutch island’s little secret.

Cruising the Caribbean into the New Year
Chronological / Cruises / Destinations

Cruising the Caribbean into the New Year

We were greeted by smiling Indonesian crew members wearing Santa hats, and a bottle of French bubbly awaited us in our stateroom.

Thus began a 14-day southern Caribbean holiday voyage — with visits to nine islands in regal style — on which we bid adieu to a difficult year and rang in our hopes for a brighter 2009.

Seeing Croatia The Luxurious Way
Chronological / Cruises / Destinations / Europe

Seeing Croatia The Luxurious Way

I don’t own a Rolls Royce. Probably never will, but a 12-day Mediterranean cruise sure has that privileged, luxurious feel.

Huatulco: Little Known Mexican Treasure
Chronological / Destinations / Mexico

Huatulco: Little Known Mexican Treasure

It’s a little known environmentally precious, sleepy resort on the west coast of Mexico with an extraordinary history.

Barging Through Provence, France
Chronological / Destinations / Europe

Barging Through Provence, France

It’s what the French call le Train Grande Vitesse (very fast train) or TGV for short. And there we were in plush reserved seats on one heading for a rendezvous with a canal barge for a week of slow cruising, sightseeing and luxuriating with nine other passengers.