I never imagined that I would be writing about river cruising in Europe, but strange things happen sometimes. Thanks to my friend and client, the River Cruise Advisor, I got the plum assignment of shooting and videoing his reviews on various cruise lines, one my favorites being Emerald's Radiance on the Douro River in Portugal. My job was to capture the essence of the trip, and for me that was the natural beauty of the scenery, destinations and even the ship itself. In this video you'll see drone footage that my client shot and I shot the rest and edited it all. Being virtually a one woman video crew is a challenge, so I shot with as light a set of gear as possible (though I couldn't have done it without the help of my trusted "Sherpie" aka my husband, Steve) so that I could move from place to place quickly, and utilized natural light as much as possible. I loved the whole experience - shooting as the sun rose and set, hiking through vineyards, eating delicious and beautiful food, chatting with guests and crew from all over the world, sampling local wines, and even the editing at night. I hope there are more such adventures in store for me in 2019!