Miami, FL 33133, USA

©2017 by Tom Grasse

October 31, 2018

I was in Indonesia with photographer Hugh Hunter of Hunter Films. We were sailing from the island of Bali to Komodo Island across the Flores Sea. We were shooting photos of the 110-ft ketch, Adelaar. (That's German for "eagle.") This classic yacht was to be Internation...

October 29, 2018

CruisingStore was an innovative start-up built to affect needed advancements in the processes for booking cruise vacations. The organization, which I helped found, was highly effective in bringing together powerful partners, including Deloitte Digital, Revelex Corporat...

October 28, 2018

[Except from Holy Roy]

Las Palmas was a great spot for the team to socialize after practices, but it was not a place to meet new people and women rarely darkened its saloon-style threshold, complete with swinging doors of thick, ornately carved mahogany. The doors were...

October 27, 2018

[Excerpt from a personal travel adventure.]

...Finally, one good gentleman gave up his seat in the cab and crawled into the bed of the small truck where there were now seven pieces of live cargo―four itinerant teachers, Alex, Rosie and I.  Together we were to endure the...

October 4, 2017


A rutty road flanked by scrub oaks 
silent hammocks...palmetto and sawgrass 
The road keeps going... 
reaching farther than I had imagined 
An old path preserved by a canopy of trees 
and the Mother's cushioning embrace 

Together we bump along 
everything b...

October 4, 2017

Calle Ocho is a traditional festival in Miami. It takes place on a single street, 8th of course, but the party extends for what seems to be miles. I walked at least a mile from where I left my bicycle to as far as I wanted to go down 8th Street knowing I had to cover t...

October 4, 2017

Writing about a life experience is the best way to preserve the memories. The year that I lived in Jamaica was transformative. Recently, I went back and visited a certain, very interesting place.


I pulled the pup from the road  
One eyeball had popped o...

October 4, 2017

Dispelling inaccurate notions about a product or service takes education.  Cruise travel is generally perceived as great fun, but some people are turned-off by the idea.  Here's an excerpt from a series I wrote about "Cruise-phobia."

[Excerpt from case #2 of Cruise...

October 4, 2017

[Excerpt from a 20-page Amazon Voyage chronicle]

Throughout the Ages, the vast tropical forests of South America have held mystery and allure unlike anyplace else. Never much populated, the endless wilderness was home to only a few small and scattered tribes whose fat...

June 10, 2017

I do not know who penned this humorous compilation of head-scratchers, but it aptly sums up why English can be such a difficult language to learn. Enjoy.

1) The bandage was wound around the wound.

2) The farm was used to produce produce.

3) The dump was so full that it...

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