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 Visit2022-08-10T13:05:57-04:00

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 Bavaria2021-12-22T15:27:03-05:00

The Lure of the Lorelei

Lorelei, as the distinctive rocky cliffside in the bend of the Rhine is now named, is a great tourist attraction. It is most often pointed out and the tale recounted on the many river cruises which sail the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Rhine River Gorge with its density...

The Lure of the Lorelei2021-11-22T21:37:27-05:00

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 ...

Castles on the Middle Rhine2021-10-25T17:18:23-04:00

Culinary Travel | Truffle Hunting

There is such a category as culinary travel, a chance to stay in a new country (or region) with the specific goals of learning to cook and eat a local dish. A popular one of these culinary jaunts has you hunting the raw ingredient too. That ingredient is truffles.

Culinary Travel | Truffle Hunting2021-02-22T17:21:25-05:00

London Attractions

There are certain cities that everyone should visit at least once in a lifetime. London, England is one of them. A day or two’s sojourn won’t do this place justice though perhaps you will see a few highlights, enough to whet your appetite to return. To get the real flavor of the city ...

London Attractions2019-11-25T21:53:18-05:00

Messina, Sicily Must See: Amazing Astronomical Clock

Messina, Italy is a charming city on the island of Sicily in the Mediterranean Sea. It is often a port of call on many cruise line itineraries. If you do not have a shore excursion planned (or even if you do) and just want to explore on foot or by horse-drawn carriage ...

Messina, Sicily Must See: Amazing Astronomical Clock2019-09-18T19:53:54-04:00

The International Date Line

There are two special events in travel concerning designated arbitrary lines on the globe: crossing the Equator which separates the Northern and Southern Hemispheres and crossing the International Date Line.

The International Date Line2019-05-15T18:48:29-04:00

Party Hawaii Style – The Luau

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.

Party Hawaii Style – The Luau2019-03-25T16:58:39-04:00
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