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…

Your Choice This Winter: Eastern or Western Caribbean?

When it comes to planning a cruise in the Caribbean, it’s hard to make a wrong decision as every destination offers something of interest – idyllic beaches, diverse activities and cultural attractions – and all unique and distinctive as the islands themselves. Perhaps the biggest choice is whether to cruise the crystal clear waters of…

Macau Old and New

Just an hour and fifteen-minute ferry ride from Hong Kong lies Macau, the city known as the “Las Vegas of Asia.” Located on the Pearl River Delta, the city’s unique Chinese and Portuguese heritage as reflected in the cuisine, culture and architecture and the new contemporary casinos and shopping centers make a very unique and…

Three Days in St. Petersburg

With its palaces and cathedrals, museums and ballet and canal cruises, there is never a lack of things to see and do in Russia’s second largest city of St. Petersburg. Considered the country’s cultural capital, the city boasts over 221 museums, 45 galleries and 100 concerts. While the average visitor won’t be able to see…

Amazing Adventures Part III: Exotic Indonesia

The Circumnavigation of Australia voyage includes a few stops to Indonesia, a fascinating country comprised of history, culture, beauty and natural wonders. One of your stops will be Komodo Island that makes up one of the 17,000 plus islands in the Republic of Indonesia. Immediately recognized as the habitat of the legendary Komodo Dragon (it’s…

Amazing Adventures Part II: Exploring the Unknown

If you think you know all there is to know about Australia, think again. Part two of our series on the spectacular Circumnavigation of Australia Grand Voyage highlights several intriguing destinations perhaps only recognized by name. The multi-cultural coastal town of Broome will be one of the many stops in Western Australia and notable as a…

Amazing Adventures: Part I

Beautiful landscapes, idyllic beaches and barrier reefs forming a backdrop to sophisticated cities filled with culture and history are just a few of the reasons Australia is on everyone’s bucket list. With a country that is larger than Europe, capturing all that there is to see and do in the Land of Oz can be…

Discover the Old World Charm and Breathtaking Sights of Bermuda

Bermuda can best be described as a mixture of elegance and Old-world British charm located against a backdrop of color – pink sandy beaches, pastel houses with crystal white rooftops, turquoise blue waters and emerald and Kelly green golf courses.  Surrounded by the Sargasso Sea, a variety of activities make it the perfect place to…

5 Sights to Explore in Timeless Havana

The mere thought of Cuba conjures up images of Hemingway, exotic cuisine, vintage convertibles and the glamour of days gone by. While most of what we know is gleaned in historical photos, television clips, books and movies, it remains a place of intrigue and mystery. This destination is indeed one for your bucket list. Should…

Celebrate Thanksgiving, Canadian Style

If you are cruising in Canada during the month of October, Thanksgiving comes early. The annual Canadian holiday – held on the second Monday in October (which also happens to be Columbus Day in the United States) is somewhat similar to that of the one celebrated in the United States. Canadians enjoy a three-day weekend…