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I was quite honored to be named an "Extraordinary Speaker" for the Smithsonian Journeys.  

What is an extraordinary speaker?  

"What makes Smithsonian Journeys truly unique is our world-class expert Study Leaders. Chosen for their charisma, expertise and affability, these men and women are the secret ingredient that turns a fine tour into an unforgettable experience. Anyone can take you to the most splendid sites, but in the hands of our experts, your journey will take on new meaning. Our Study Leaders have dedicated entire careers to pursuing personal and professional passions. Their enthusiasm is contagious; their expert guidance consistently."

In June, I'll be leading their exciting photo workshop from Barcelona to Dubrovnik.  There are still spaces left if you would like to join me.  Details below:



  • Set forth from the great maritime center of Barcelona to explore seldom-visited islands and sites that reveal the beauty and rich history of the Mediterranean. Cruise from the lovely Balearic island of Menorca, with its lush vegetation and inviting architecture, to the rugged beauty of Sardinia, with its pre-Nuraghic cave complex of underground temples or tombs, and then to the spectacular cliff-side setting of Corsica’s Bonifacio. Spend a magical day exploring Sicily, featuring the Medieval town of Erice and the temple of Segesta. Enjoy a the rugged region of Calabria during a visit to Crotone, home of Pythagoras en route to the Dalmatian Coast to the dramatic fjord that leads to medieval Kotor and the magnificently restored medieval town of Dubrovnik in Croatia.
  • Special Highlights

  • Explore seldom-visited islands and sites that reveal the quintessential beauty and rich history of the Mediterranean.
  • Stroll through the winding medieval lanes and brightly colored houses of Bonifacio, perched high above the sea on spectacular limestone cliffs.
  • Tour the Segesta's magnificent Doric temple, built in 420 B.C, one of the best-preserved ancient Greek sites.
  • Sail along the Dalmatian coast to the deep, fjord-like Bay of Kotor to reach the port town of the same name, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • In Dubrovnik, one of the most spectacular and best-preserved medieval towns in Europe, tour the Rector's Palace, the Gothic cloister, the garden of the Dominican Monastery, and the baroque cathedral, with works by Renaissance painters Titian and Andrea del Sarto.
  • The Corinthian

    The Corinthian

    About the Ship:

    In an era of mega cruise ships that carry thousands of passengers, Corinthian is a delightful alternative. More like a private yacht than a cruise ship, Corinthianaccommodates only 100 guests in 50 suites. Corinthian’s limited guest capacity, fine facilities, and distinctive style of operation attract like-minded travelers who return again and again to enjoy its custom-crafted itineraries and a style of cruising that is rarely found today. More than just a cruise, each voyage provides a comprehensive experience that reveals the singular aspects of the destinations. Aboard, a sense of community and a spirit of camaraderie prevail.

    All of Corinthian’s suites face outside, providing views of the sea and landscape. Several have a private balcony. There are expansive open deck areas and attractive facilities, including a gym, spa, library (with Internet access), beauty salon, boutique, two lounges, a sun deck with Jacuzzi, and an outdoor cafe. An elegant restaurant accommodates all guests in an open, unassigned seating. The cuisine is outstanding, and the overall service is efficient and friendly while unobtrusive. An elevator serves all decks. A resident physician attends a well-equipped infirmary. Wi-Fi is available throughout the ship.

    Visit online for details, or to reserve your space.

    Chris Corradino