The Charm of Porto

Unless you are a cruiser, most travellers in North America would not be familiar with the second largest city in Portugal, the quaint town of Porto, or Oporto as most English speaking folks say, on the Portuguese coast.

The Charm of Porto2021-04-22T15:09:22+00:00

Culinary Travel | Truffle Hunting

There is such a category as culinary travel, a chance to stay in a new country (or region) with the specific goals of learning to cook and eat a local dish. A popular one of these culinary jaunts has you hunting the raw ingredient too. That ingredient is truffles.

Culinary Travel | Truffle Hunting2021-02-22T17:33:18+00:00

Sunshine and Lemons – The Amalfi Coast

Visiting the region around Naples, Italy, either on a tour or by ocean cruise? Make the Amalfi Coast a must destination – even if just a day’s excursion to this exquisite coastal area of scattered seaside towns that stretch between Naples and Salerno ...

Sunshine and Lemons – The Amalfi Coast2021-01-25T21:43:32+00:00

The Lofoten Islands, Norway

You might be forgiven if you have never heard of this archipelago of six larger islands, and many more smaller ones, in Norway. It’s not on the usual cruise lists of ports of call, or in the glossy brochures of proffered resorts...

The Lofoten Islands, Norway2020-12-17T14:04:28+00:00

10 Haunted Hotels in Great Britain

When one travels, a good night’s rest before a day of sightseeing is paramount – unless of course, you travel with the object of a disturbed night as your ultimate goal. The paranormal has always intrigued the public...

10 Haunted Hotels in Great Britain2020-10-15T18:42:53+00:00

Athens, Tips & Quick Facts

Chances are if you are cruising in the eastern Mediterranean you will either embark or debark in Piraeus, Greece, or visit there as a port of call on your itinerary. Piraeus is the port to Athens and though there ...

Athens, Tips & Quick Facts2020-09-16T19:12:39+00:00

Puglia, Italy | Home of the Trulli

Note the rooftop symbols. (Image: Pixabay) Puglia, Italy –  Home of the Trulli Thinking of traveling to Italy on a vacation? You are not alone in wanting to visit this European country sandwiched between the Mediterranean and Adriatic Seas. Most folks opt to see Rome, Florence, Tuscany and the Italian [...]

Puglia, Italy | Home of the Trulli2020-08-20T19:16:38+00:00

The Legends and Magic of Lake Bled

Lake Bled is one of the most beautiful areas in Europe. Situated in the northwestern part of Slovenia, the lake is not far from the city of Ljubljana so it is a great place to visit as a sole destination, as a day-trip or on a pre or post river cruise ...

The Legends and Magic of Lake Bled2020-06-17T20:02:40+00:00

The Essence of Capri, Italy

Dropping by Naples on a cruise? Cruisers who disembark for the day passing through the Stazionne Marittima port terminal have a myriad of options: explore Naples, tour the Amalfi Coast to Sorrento and Amalfi, visit the ruins of Pompeii, take a ferry to Capri, or some combination thereof if there is time ashore. What ever you chose, make sure you include Capri.

The Essence of Capri, Italy2020-02-18T20:47:24+00:00

London Attractions

There are certain cities that everyone should visit at least once in a lifetime. London, England is one of them. A day or two’s sojourn won’t do this place justice though perhaps you will see a few highlights, enough to whet your appetite to return. To get the real flavor of the city...

London Attractions2019-11-20T18:54:02+00:00
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