5 Things to Do in Budapest

The beautiful city of Budapest, capital of Hungary, is one of the largest cities in Europe and straddles the Danube River (originally Buda was on one bank and Pest on the other). It is often the jumping off point for a river cruise ...

5 Things to Do in Budapest2020-08-31T14:08:38+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

Amsterdam: Venice of the North

Flying to Europe from North America often leads you to Amsterdam. If you cruise in northern European or take one of the popular river cruise vacations into the heart of Europe, you will likely cross paths with this city as a beginning or end point. One of the ...

Amsterdam: Venice of the North2019-02-20T21:28:40+00:00

Cruises versus Resorts

Cruises VS Resorts You meet two kinds of vacationers – the ones who love to cruise, and the ones who prefer their all-inclusive resorts. These are some of the reasons you will hear most given often by those who vacation year after year at resorts as to why they never want to cruise: [...]

Cruises versus Resorts2017-05-24T19:54:24+00:00

Shari’s Danube River Cruise

PICTORIAL REVIEW OF A DANUBE RIVER CRUISE: Prague to Budapest In 2016 I took an amazing river cruise from Germany to Hungary along the Danube River with Avalon Waterways. I'd like to share a  few of my photos of this unforgettable journey with you ... Avalon Waterways [...]

Shari’s Danube River Cruise2017-05-18T16:35:01+00:00

Is River Cruising for Families?

Is River Cruising for Families? This is a question that we are hearing more and more of late.  The answer to depends on what you are looking for in a vacation. In this writer’s humble opinion, a river cruise is the ultimate stress free vacation.  I have taken countless ocean cruises and always have [...]

Is River Cruising for Families?2017-04-20T23:41:23+00:00

Wine Lovers Cruises

Wine Lovers Cruises For Wine Lovers When it comes to wine, this writer has a difficult time keeping the Merlots straight from the Zinfandels, and whether you should serve red wine with meat – or is it white with meat,and red with fish? What I do know for sure is that I enjoy a fine [...]

Wine Lovers Cruises2016-12-30T19:14:49+00:00

Shari’s Pictorial Review of the Mekong,Vietnam & Cambodia

SHARI'S PICTORIAL REVIEW Vietnam, Cambodia & The Riches of the Mekong | AmaWaterways | August 2016 HIGHLIGHTS Every minute was fascinating but these were special. Vietnam - on my way to explore a local village. Visited a silk factory and a mat [...]

Shari’s Pictorial Review of the Mekong,Vietnam & Cambodia2016-12-30T19:14:49+00:00

The Dragon Jewels of Ha Long Bay

Halong Bay is one of those world landmarks that are readily recognizable by people all over the world. It is easy to see how this body of water off the country of Vietnam became one of UNESO’s World Heritage sites. It has been called the most beautiful bay in the world. Floating Village [...]

The Dragon Jewels of Ha Long Bay2016-12-30T19:14:49+00:00

Bordeaux, France

Chateau de la Tour Did you know that the Bordeaux wine region in France has upwards of 10,000 wine chateaux? A trip through this region is an oenophile’s dream come true. The same could be said for those who, while they enjoy their wine, also like to experience the old world of castles [...]

Bordeaux, France2016-12-30T19:14:50+00:00
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