Oktoberfest in Bavaria

If you are planning a vacation in Bavaria, Germany be sure to be there in time for the Oktoberfest celebrations in Munich. This folk festival is extremely popular with millions attending each year from around the world. Despite its name most of the festival occurs in September.

Oktoberfest in Bavaria2024-02-14T14:16:45-05:00

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 Rhine2023-02-21T13:27:07-05:00

The Charm of Porto

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.

The Charm of Porto2022-02-23T10:43:03-05:00

Small Ship Cruising

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 – [...]

Small Ship Cruising2021-01-19T11:46:31-05:00

A Look at New Cruising Protocols

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...

A Look at New Cruising Protocols2020-06-17T14:55:47-04:00

Eight Reasons to Visit Normandy

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 [...]

Eight Reasons to Visit Normandy2017-09-27T14:39:14-04:00

Europe’s Christmas Markets

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 [...]

Europe’s Christmas Markets2021-06-17T12:52:56-04:00

Beaune & Burgundy, France

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 [...]

Beaune & Burgundy, France2017-04-21T19:23:19-04:00

A Wine Themed River Cruise

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 [...]

A Wine Themed River Cruise2016-12-29T18:54:41-05:00
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