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The Charm of Porto

By |April 22nd, 2021|Categories: DESTINATIONS, EUROPE|

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.

Culinary Travel | Truffle Hunting

By |February 22nd, 2021|Categories: ATTRACTIONS, EUROPE|

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.

The Lofoten Islands, Norway

By |December 17th, 2020|Categories: DESTINATIONS, EUROPE|

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 Winelands of South Africa

By |November 17th, 2020|Categories: DESTINATIONS|

If planning travel to South Africa some of the first things you might mention to your travel professional are that you wish to explore Cape Town and book a safari. There is something else worth your consideration especially if you love wine and good food ...

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