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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

Oktoberfest in Bavaria

This folk festival is extremely popular with millions attending each year from around the world. Despite its name, Oktoberfest, most of the festival occurs in September.

Oktoberfest in Bavaria2021-12-22T15:01:49+00:00

The Queen’s Hamlet, Versailles

Situated in the area of parklands known as the the Domaine de Trianon (Grand Trianon and Petit Trianon with gardens), the Queen’s Hameau (Village) is associated with Marie-Antoinette.

The Queen’s Hamlet, Versailles2021-05-26T19:49:14+00:00

5 Reasons to Visit the Tower of London

The Tower of London is a definite “must see” on any visit to London, providing a colorful journey into the centuries of history all contained within its immense walls.  It is a popular attraction, so don’t be surprised at the length of the queue to enter through its gates.

5 Reasons to Visit the Tower of London2020-12-17T17:06:57+00:00

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
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