What’s wrong with you!

What’s wrong with you!

Vienna! There is so much to see! I decided to visit the Leopold Museum in my remaining time before our ship’s departure. The ticket’s roster listed all the usual categories, adult, senior, student and in addition to it one I had never seen before- unemployed! Funny! In US I believe the thing is, if you do not have a job-go get it! I came to the counter and announced that I am employed and need one ticket please. The guy at the ticket counter smiled recognizing that I must be American “ Yes, we are a socialistic country and this is the way things are.” I entered the museum with great anticipation. Within the span of a few decades, the...

Robert Michaelson

Robert Michaelson

Every time I put on my dive gear I enter a world of enchantment. A virgin underwater world untouched by humans just yet, filled with unimaginable colors and shapes. It is quiet; all I can hear is my own breathing from my regulator. I am transported to another realm of existence; I am a passive observer mesmerized by an utterly foreign universe going about its daily chores. I use photography as a means to document the world around me and share it with others. I admire every little detail of the smallest creature and am trying to highlight it in my pictures. I want people to be aware and appreciate the astonishing variety of life in the...

MBAW Board Member, Entrepreneur of the Year

MBAW Board Member, Entrepreneur of the Year

Musical Bridges Around the World is extremely proud and excited to announce that Board Member Susan Franklin and her husband Aubra Franklin have been honored as the 2014 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year!  We are so thankful to such a successful Board of Directors as we prepare for our 17th season!  From Austin Business Journal, June 6, 2014 By: Colin Pope, Editor Aubra and Susan Franklin started their entrepreneurial journey in 1995, and since then the Franklin brand based in San Antonio has been a market leader for senior housing. Aubra Franklin in chairman and CEO of Franklin Companies, a business that takes on development,...

jim-sparkman

jim-sparkman

My journey into underwater photography was first fueled by my desire to share the awe inspiring sights of the undersea world to non-diving friends and new divers. This evolved into a quest to take my underwater photography to another level and has since become my greatest passion as I travel and dive around the world. I have seen many wondrous things in our underwater world along with a vast array of unique and varied sea creatures. In my travels I explored pristine reef systems with many varieties of beautiful hard and soft corals. Unfortunately I have seen reef systems damaged through carelessness and chemicals washed into the sea....

Sachertorte!

Sachertorte!

My first Viking European river cruise itinerary this summer included among other spectacular destinations a one-day stop in Vienna. I was salivating over the many cultural opportunities there and planned my activities long in advance. The day before the Vienna stop our handsome Norwegian program director apologetically announced that one of the locks on the Danube was broken and our ship could not get to Vienna. We would have to disembark on the border between Austria and Slovakia and take a two-hour bus ride to the city center. Later, we would embark on another Viking ship that would wait for us on the other side of the lock....