Masterpiece Meets History on the Streets of Florence

While Florence is a treasure trove of world-class museums with the Uffizi, Pitti Palace, Bargello Museum and Opera del Duomo topping the crowded list, the outdoor statues and sculptures of the centuries-old city (59 BC to be exact) are just as equal in stature. Forgo the long museum lines, enjoy the fresh air, stroll along…

The 5 Essentials When Visiting Istanbul

Situated across the Bosporus Strait between the continents of Asia and Europe, Turkey’s intriguing city of Istanbul offers the best of both contemporary and ancient worlds. Here are a few ways to experience the old and the new. EAT as the locals do and sample native meze in the country that does it best at…

La Dolce Vita in the Mediterranean

Perhaps singer Elton John sums it up best, “I love places that have an incredible history. I love the Italian way of life. I love the food. I love the people, I love the attitudes of Italians.” Between the unparalleled culture, arts and history and picture book landscapes to the couture and culinary delights and…

Spotlight Voyages Part I: Wine and Cuisine

For the avid adventurer who is also a gastronome and oenophile, experiencing wine and great food on the high seas does not get any better. Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ Spotlight Voyages offer a variety of themed experiences tailored to everything from cuisine and music to the professional bridge for all levels. Spotlight on Cuisine features…

Monte Carlo, The International Capital of Chic

Monte Carlo…the mere name invokes images of jet-setting sophistication, glamour and all things chic. Nestled between France and the foothills of the Alps Maritimes mountains, the world’s second smallest country is set against a backdrop of yachts, Rolls-Royces, casinos and palaces. It’s easy to see why this tiny principality  (only two miles long) is often…

Top Places to Travel in 2018

A new year is upon us, so while you are making your yearly resolutions, add a new travel bucket list to the mix. With so many places to visit in the world, the choices are limitless. Here are a few of the top trending destinations that will have you calling your travel agent immediately. Voted…

Tantalizing Tapas: A Barcelona Guide

No trip to Barcelona would be complete without a sampling or two of tapas, one of the more popular gastronomic activities in Spain. What we know as snacks, canapes, appetizers or small plates, Spanish tapas can range from a variety of toppings and mixtures from crispy deep fried seafood and meat-filled pastries to a simple…

Positano, the Jewel of the Amalfi Coast

From the very first glance of the colorful houses that cascade down the wisteria and bougainvillea filled hillside, you know you are somewhere special.  Aptly called the “Jewel of the Amalfi Coast,” the popular Mediterranean seaside resort of Positano has captivated everyone from the Swiss-German Expressionist artist Paul Klee to author John Steinbeck who once…

Bring the Flavors & Flair of Venice Home

After you have experienced the iconic landmarks, gondola rides and historic palaces and museums of Venice, take an afternoon and shop in one of Italy’s most fascinating cities. While the “Floating City” boasts the standard high-end couture – Ferragamo, Prada, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana and Giorgio Armani just to name a few – be sure…

Explore the Flavors of Italy Part II

Part two of our Flavors of Italy blog series explores the celebrated cuisine of Capri and Venice, plus we include a few of our favorite FREE Unlimited Shore Excursions that are sure to meet your taste as you explore the alluring ports of Italy in all-inclusive luxury. Where will your palate lead you? Fruits of Sorrento…