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Michael Leonard

16 Dec 2011

Final voyage explores hidden wonders of island state

Wow, this semester has gone by really fast! Just like any fun cruise, all good things must come to an end.

02 Dec 2011

Exploring the foreign port of Cartagena, Colombia

One of the frequently asked questions I get is, “Is it safe to go to all these foreign ports?” My response is the same: yes.

18 Nov 2011

Setting sail for Martinique adventure

While France is one of the most popular destinations, you can still enjoy French culture without needing to fly halfway across the world. The French overseas department, Martinique!

11 Nov 2011

Exploring the homeland of an ancient civilization in Cozumel

Before I begin this week’s travel column, I would like to wish you a happy Veterans Day. I want to extend a personal “thank you” to all veterans, both past and present, dead and living, who have fought for our […]

04 Nov 2011

Student disapproves of Student Senate president

As a former student senator, one of the lessons I learned from my predecessors was to remain non-partisan on Senate business and to act on behalf of the student body.

28 Oct 2011

Exploring the historical wonders of Halifax, Alaska

There is more to Canada than just hockey and snow -- and one great example is Halifax, Nova Scotia. Rich in maritime history, the city’s harbor originally served as a main hub for the Royal Navy.

21 Oct 2011

Cruising the Panama Canal

It’s been called the “eighth wonder of the world.” It’s one of the best innovations built by man in the past century and it’s the Panama Canal. This short 51 mile waterway has revolutionized the business world. It’s reduced travel […]

14 Oct 2011

Cruising up towards Sitka, Alaska

If you’ve seen “The Proposal,” you might remember the movie plot takes place in a small, charming town in Alaska, rich in Native American and Russian influence. An uncommon stop on select Alaskan cruise itineraries, Sitka offers an array of […]

07 Oct 2011

Cruising throughout the Virgin Islands

Welcome aboard, Falcons! I hope you’re ready to explore some exciting ports of call. Each article will include a brief history, a few famous points of interest, fun facts as well as any additional tips to help you, should you […]

30 Sep 2011

Four steps for preparing for your cruise abroad

Although I did welcome you aboard to my travel column last week, we still have a few logistics that need to be settled. Cruising is not something you can rush into and master overnight. It comes with practice and some […]

Michael Leonard

Michael Leonard is a Spanish major at UW-River Falls.