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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

Mykonos | The Island of the Winds

Before it was discovered by tourism in the 1950’s, the island of Mykonos had it rough economically. This island, part of the Cyclades series of Greek islands and islets in the Mediterranean sea, is small, rocky, and dry. The sun shines 80% of the year, a different "wind" blows every season ...

Mykonos | The Island of the Winds2024-03-20T19:30:56+00:00

10 Lesser Known Cruise Ports of Call

All the “popular” cruise itineraries visit the most “popular” ports of call. It is a question of the hen versus the egg – which came first. Are the more popular ports the result of the cruise offerings based on itineraries? Probably, yes. That is why you see ...

10 Lesser Known Cruise Ports of Call2024-01-26T20:18:10+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

My Top 5 Activities for Istanbul

Whether you are journeying by land or voyaging by sea, Istanbul is a city you should make a point of spending time exploring: enjoying the culture and history, and the sumptuous cuisine...

My Top 5 Activities for Istanbul2023-06-21T13:22:29+00:00

The Western Isles of Scotland| The Hebrides

Many North Americans have connections to Scotland, and many of those connections are to the islands lying to the west of that country, the Hebrides. It is a pilgrimage, a curiosity and maybe even a calling that so many wish to retrace the footsteps...

The Western Isles of Scotland| The Hebrides2023-04-21T21:01:27+00:00

Katakolon, Greece

Katakolon or Katalolo is a small port town located on the west coast of the Peloponnese peninsula in Greece. The town, which many still classify as a village, is situated in the municipality of Pyrgos, and is known for being a popular stop for cruise ships.

Katakolon, Greece2023-02-21T20:23:52+00:00

Copenhagen, Happiest City in the World

If you are taking a Baltic cruise or tour, chances are you will be visiting the so-called “happiest city in the world”, Copenhagen. Situated on two tiny islands, Zealand and Amager, Copenhagen is both the capital city and most populous city in Denmark with ...

Copenhagen, Happiest City in the World2022-12-21T17:10:38+00:00

Virgin Voyages Scarlet Lady Review

 Shari Marsh, travel expert and owner of  Cruise Holidays Land & Sea, joins Ken of Ask A Real Travel Expert for a review of Shari's first cruise aboard Virgin Voyages Scarlet Lady.

Virgin Voyages Scarlet Lady Review2023-07-19T20:19:04+00:00
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