EUROPE FROM BEHIND THE LENS

By: JANICE DAVIDSON Part of what makes Europe so magical is that it’s never the same experience twice, especially from one season to the next. For instance, you can travel to St. Tropez in July or August when the beaches and the people are at their most glamorous, or you can go one month later…

At Home with the Medicis

BY: MARI DE ARMAS Filippo Brunelleschi’s dome over the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Sandro Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus, which hangs in the Uffizi. Michelangelo’s Madonna of the Stairs that is on exhibition at Casa Buonarroti. The incomparable Boboli Gardens dreamed up by Bernardo Buontalenti. Each one commissioned by a member of the…

Mensa® Quizzes with Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Missing your favorite activities on board? Stimulate your mind and engage in a number of exciting questions of logic and reason with our Mensa® Quizzes. Each week’s puzzle contains a variety of questions to test your your verbal intelligence, vocabulary and math skills. Issue VII 1. If each butter-fingered dishwasher breaks three plates in an hour…

Journey to Luxury Perfected: Seven Seas Splendor™

BY: JOHN LASHBROOK After much anticipation, we are pleased to announce that Seven Seas Splendor™, the newest ship in the Regent Seven Seas Cruises fleet is finally here in all her grace and glory. Building a ship of this caliber is only possible when the industry’s most talented, experienced and passionate experts work together with…

SAILING IN ST. MAARTEN: America’s Cup Style

BY: JANICE DAVIDSON The weather was perfect. The sun was high and the trade winds kept us from getting too hot as we prepared to board our tenders from the dock. I was here for another photo/video shoot with my team. We’d already experienced the excitement of soaring through the sky, thanks to the Flying…

ARUBA’S PINK BEACH

SHARE THE SAND WITH A FEW NEW FEATHERED FRIENDS By: MARI DE ARMAS It was early November and the fall season air was already brisk. Sweaters and scarves, instead of sandals and spaghetti straps, were staples of my wardrobe. A few months prior I had moved to a new city and, for the first time…

Klaipėda: The Legend and The Magic

By: DANIEL MORRIS Klaipėda is a lovely town that is often overlooked as a little more than a place to dock en route to other locales — an add-on that’s give or take for many travelers. Unfortunately, the little things are often missed in towns like this. And, like in much of life, it’s those…

DISCOVER A TRUE TASTE OF OLD ITALY IN THE VALLE DEI MULINI

BY DYLAN BARMMER Pasta. We all know it. Love it. Crave it. If the Italians gave us anything worth celebrating — and certainly they’ve given us much — it’s their cuisine that would almost certainly carry the day. Located near Sorrento, Valle dei Mulini (Valley of the Mills) is lush, rugged, majestic and, well, awesome….

A STROLL THROUGH MELBOURNE’S VIBRANT STREET ART SCENE

BY TERRY WARD Melbourne is the capital of Victoria, Australia’s second largest city and widely regarded as the country’s capital of culture. And, while it may not have all the glitz and glamour of Sydney, with her stunning harbor beaches and coves and the iconic Sydney Opera House, Melbourne enchants visitors in its own, exceptionally…

Above The Treetops

BY MARI DE ARMAS Eyelashes with a wingspan. Feet the size of a dinner plate. An impossibly long neck and a blue tongue to boot. How could you not fall irreversibly in love with this beautiful, albeit odd, animal? I’ve long been a fan of the giraffe. It was the beloved mascot of my favorite…