introduction As you peruse our magazine, I hope you are inspired to embark on your own journey across the Americas. Our itineraries allow you to cross multiple places off your travel list, all while experiencing unforgettable excursions, like flying over glaciers, learning to SCUBA dive or hiking to ancient Mayan temples. Whether you traverse the astonishing Panama Canal in the spring, spend the summer exploring Alaska’s glaciers, or capture the colors of autumn in Canada and New England, I’ve learned the best way to see it all. Can you guess the cruise line? Kindly, Janice Davidson Vice President Creative & Brand Management Regent Seven Seas Cruises® LETTER from the CREATIVE DIRECTOR Between my general love of travel and the privilege to work for Regent Seven Seas Cruises®, I’ve had the opportunity to visit many of North America’s most amazing destinations. I’m originally from the northeast, so autumn is my favorite season, filled with memories of changing leaves and crisp air. Last fall, I jumped at the chance to sail a Canada and New England itinerary and I was not disappointed. Central Park was exactly as I remembered, like a cinematic scene from a romantic comedy. My most recent adventure was this past summer, when I was able to take my mother and children to Alaska. Although I’d been before, getting to watch the awe and wonder on all their faces was an experience I’ll never forget. Among the many stand-out moments, my most treasured day was the one spent with my daughter during our call on Juneau. It was epic from beginning to end. In the morning we went on a catamaran tour of Tracy Arm Fjord and the beautiful North Sawyer Glacier, where we saw humpback whales and orcas breaching and seals sunning themselves on the shore. We came back to the ship for a mid-morning snack, then set out again for a helicopter ride to Mendenhall Glacier. Right before take-off I remember looking over at my daughter and asking, “Are you scared?” to which she shrugged off and said, “No.” Apparently, I was the only one with butterflies. When we got to the top, we met professional mushers and Alaskan sled dogs and learned all about the incredible, 1,000-mile Iditarod race. Upon our return to the ship, my daughter held court at the Pool Grill with her brother and grandmother and told them all about our day over ice cream. For this issue, I wanted to share a collection of articles that read like a good friend or family member telling you all about their personal experience. Hear from a native French-Canadian sharing why Montreal in the fall is tres magnifique. Learn from someone’s firsttime experience about the Iditarod as she guides you through what’s required of its daring racers. And, follow a woman and her husband through her recollection of the extraordinary transit through all three locks of the Panama Canal.