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Crossing the International Date Line

Because the world is round and rotates creating day and night the question becomes: when does the day start and where? To fix a time – and consequently a date – it was decided in 1884 to establish the International Date Line ...

Crossing the International Date Line2024-04-22T17:40:42+00:00

Bangkok | Temples & Teeming Markets

Bangkok is one of the most visited cities in the world but as a city itself , it is not that old. Despite its relatively young age as cities go (a few centuries), it is a striking contrast of the old and the new.

Bangkok | Temples & Teeming Markets2024-02-14T18:40:11+00:00

3 Fun Festivities in Europe

There are hundreds of festivities celebrated throughout Europe and if you are lucky in the timing of your travels, you may be able to attend one whether by design or by happenstance. For instance, many folks travel ...

3 Fun Festivities in Europe2023-11-21T17:32:19+00:00

Ancient Britain – Sutton Hoo, Stonehenge & Hadrian’s Wall

Even if you are not a history buff, travelling through the Britain is a lesson in times past. You can, of course, visit these lands without exploring their history but in doing so, you may miss out on some amazing “attractions” and regret it later. Here are three ...

Ancient Britain – Sutton Hoo, Stonehenge & Hadrian’s Wall2023-10-23T14:12:29+00:00

Lake Como, Italy

Lake Como as a vacation destination belies the idea that Italy is all Roman ruins and antiquities. This picturesque area in the Lombardy region near Milan in the north of Italy ,,,

Lake Como, Italy2023-07-24T14:29:03+00:00

Romantic Venice | A Gondola Ride

Something everyone should have on their bucket list: taking a gondola ride in Venice. Evidently most people must think this way, as today there are about 400 gondoliers plying the waters of Venetian canals each day ferrying almost exclusively tourist clientèle.

Romantic Venice | A Gondola Ride2023-05-15T19:48:34+00:00

Anyone for Afternoon Tea?

Have you enjoyed a traditional British tea in your travels? If not, you are missing out on a delightful custom. You don’t have to visit the British Isles to partake of this meal as many hotels, restaurants and cruise lines offer their version...

Anyone for Afternoon Tea?2023-01-23T20:21:27+00:00

The Spanish Riding School | A Vienna Highlight

If you are visiting Vienna whether it is on an independent holiday, a guided tour or a river cruise, you might wish to take in a performance of the Spanish Riding School, world famous for its Lipizzaner horses and dressage.

The Spanish Riding School | A Vienna Highlight2022-11-22T18:32:54+00:00

Pompeii: What You Should Know Before You Visit

A visit to Pompeii is a popular shore excursion for any cruise line that stops in Naples, Italy as it is not far distant from the port.* For background,  Pompeii was a Roman city that was decimated in the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius ...

Pompeii: What You Should Know Before You Visit2022-05-24T18:04:08+00:00

Mdina, Malta

While Valletta in Malta is a spectacular tourist destination and popular cruise port in the Mediterranean, do not hesitate to venture further inland in your exploration of this tiny island. One town you should not miss is the walled city of Mdina.

Mdina, Malta2022-01-24T17:07:40+00:00
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