Unless you are a cruiser, most travellers in North America would not be familiar with the second largest city in Portugal, the quaint town of Porto, or Oporto as most English speaking folks say, on the Portuguese coast.
Small Ship Cruising In these days of “bigger is better”, many discriminating cruisers are opting for small ship cruising instead. Before we get into the reasons why, perhaps we should define what is commonly referred to as “small ship”. The term can vary depending on who is defining it – [...]
Many cruise lines have been pro-active in researching and implementing new measures to keep you healthy and safe. They have published all their protocols on their websites for prospective cruisers to see and a few have employed third party inspectors...
Eight Reasons to Visit Normandy In this article, we will explore that region of France to the north west of Paris, the area known as Normandy. This area of France is well known for a number of reasons and is definitely worth a visit. Here are a few reasons you should [...]
The Christmas Markets of Europe In North America, the time approaching Christmas is usually fraught with Christmas gift lists and the mad scramble to buy, buy, buy. Often this time is stressful and many complain it takes the joy and meaning from the season. If this is the scenario that will greet you as [...]
Beaune, France One of the first things you will notice about the town of Beaune in the Cote d’Or region of France is the colorful tiled roofs of the Hospices de Beaune or as they are sometimes called, the Hotel-Dieu de Beaune. If you are a visitor to this ancient walled city for [...]
When it comes to wine, this writer has a difficult time keeping his Merlots straight from his 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 glass of wine pretty much any [...]
Bordeaux, France One of the many enjoyments travellers have when experiencing a new country is visiting the historic buildings in the area. Most of the time, these are cathedrals or castles. If you could take castles – or in this case, chateaux, – and combine it with two other loves such as food and wine, [...]
Our Input on that Important Packing List Every experienced traveler has a go to list of items he or she would not travel without. Here is another take on that all important packing list whether you are going by land, sea or air: #7 Zip lock bags. Make these a medium to large size as they [...]