Celebrate Carnival in Venice – 10 Things to Know

Thinking that masks and costumes are just for Hallowe'en? Think again! Here are a few interesting facts about Venice’s Carnival: The Carnival in Venice is not a recent phenomenon. It has its beginnings in the Dark Ages ...

Celebrate Carnival in Venice – 10 Things to Know2020-10-15T17:25:42+00:00

Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park was the first of its kind established in Croatia, and proclaimed as a national park in 1949. Thirty years later the park was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. If you are like most North Americans, you ...

Plitvice Lakes National Park2020-04-20T19:30:35+00:00

Castles on the Middle Rhine

Probably the most popular river cruise itinerary in Europe is that of the Middle Rhine or one that takes in this section of river. The middle Rhine encompasses the river between the towns of Bingen and Koblenz in Germany and flows through the Rhine Gorge, a naturally ...

Castles on the Middle Rhine2019-11-20T19:36:35+00:00

Adventure Travel: Tracking the Mountain Gorilla

With so many species of animals threatened by extinction, it may be your dream to see some of these animals in the wild. One threatened group, the mountain gorilla, has inspired strictly-managed tours ...

Adventure Travel: Tracking the Mountain Gorilla2019-05-15T18:15:23+00:00

10 Tips & Facts | Oberammergau Passion Play

If you wish to attend a once-in-ten-year event and enjoy the pastoral scenes of Bavaria in Germany, plan to attend the Passion Play at Oberammergau. What is this famous event all about? Here are some quick facts about this historic play:

10 Tips & Facts | Oberammergau Passion Play2019-04-17T18:59:49+00:00

10 Facts: Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Ten facts about the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo you may not have known: The first tattoo took place in 1950. A performance has never been cancelled in all this time since, over sixty-five years.

10 Facts: Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo2018-10-23T20:08:27+00:00

Blarney Castle, Ireland

There are probably few people in the western world who have not heard of the Blarney Stone. It has been for years a tourist pilgrimage for visitors to Ireland. They come in the droves, from ordinary folks to everyday names in film, art and politics, to kiss the stone at Blarney Castle ...

Blarney Castle, Ireland2018-03-16T21:26:11+00:00

Dracula’s Castle

Flying to or from Budapest on a river cruise vacation? While you are in Hungary, you should consider staying a few days to explore nearby Romania as well. Though a bit far away for a day trip (even two), you might wish to consider visiting  Bran Castle ...

Dracula’s Castle2020-08-31T15:03:13+00:00

The Hawaiian Luau

The Hawaiian Luau Party Hawaii Style You can’t say you have truly experienced Hawaii until you have attended a luau. Luckily these days you don’t have to wait for an invitation as luaus are staged as entertainment just for visitors like yourself on all the major Hawaiian islands. But what exactly is [...]

The Hawaiian Luau2017-12-18T16:41:27+00:00
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