Kraków

Kraków

When we went to Kraków for Sir Ernest to receive his medal from the Queen, there was such a splendid reception at the Royal Baths. Much fun was had, although the details are a bit fuzzy to most of us. Professor Holt enjoyed exploring the grounds. We think poor Minerva...
Rome

Rome

When we visited Rome: -Kitty Kim drew whiskers on the Sistine Chapel artwork, but she wasn’t caught, thank heavens. -River Rose, our invaluable Assistant, arranged the paperwork for Ivy, our librarian, to visit the Vatican archives. Minerva went too. They must have...
Petra

Petra

Petra, Jordan, may be one of the most inaccessible wonders of the world. The trip by camel or by foot is 4 days. Floating there may be cheating, but we’d be happy to bring you along with us next time. It’s simply astounding. I do believe everyone was too stunned to...
Yellowstone

Yellowstone

Remember that time we floated over Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park, USA?  What did we learn about passing over geysers? “It’s a bumpy ride!” “It’s bad when you lose things overboard!” “But hey, it’s a great chance to steam clean...
Aloft with Minerva

Aloft with Minerva

Minerva knocked a brass globe into a barrel of tonic extract that Dr. Gintia was planning to sell in Gallivar, Sweden, thinking it would make good tonic water. Since the barrel was ruined, we had no sample, and they gave the commission to someone else. Dr. Gintia had...
Odetta

Odetta

The crew of the Passepartout first encountered our dear Odetta in Prague. She bought passage from us when fleeing a dangerous client. Unfortunately for said client, he chose to stow away aboard us the next time we moored in Prague. Don’t you hate it when you drop...