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Europe off season with Sandra Zeggil

EUROPE OFF SEASON WITH SANDRA ZEGGIL Cruising the European waterways is so beautiful but depending upon the time of year you sail it can become too crowded and the various boats along the waterways can obscure your view. Our resident expert Sandra Zeggil offers you a great time to travel and some of [...]

Europe off season with Sandra Zeggil2017-02-15T20:46:14+00:00

Blarney Castle: A Magical Place in Ireland

Blarney Castle (Image: Pixabay) A Magical Place in Ireland | Blarney Castle There are probably few people in the western world who have not heard of the Blarney Stone. It has been for years a tourist pilgrimage for visitors to Ireland. They come in the droves, from ordinary folks [...]

Blarney Castle: A Magical Place in Ireland2020-05-08T18:35:59+00:00

Advantages of an Extended Stay on a Cruise

Advantages of an Extended Stay on a Cruise Many ocean cruises and river cruises often come with the option of extending your stay, either pre or post cruise, with a land tour. One of the most popular and widely known cruise tours are those associated with Alaska cruises. These land tours can encompass up to [...]

Advantages of an Extended Stay on a Cruise2016-12-29T16:42:29+00:00

A Highlight of Vienna

 10 Interesting Facts about the Spanish Riding School The exterior of the Riding School,adjacent to the Hofburg Palace. This is the "Winter" school. If you are visiting Vienna whether it is on an independent holiday, a guided tour or a river cruise, you might wish to take in a performance of the Spanish [...]

A Highlight of Vienna2016-12-29T16:42:30+00:00

Take the Whole Family

Multi Generational  Family Travel Family life has changed drastically from what it was fifty years ago, even from that of ten years ago. Families are smaller, usually both parents work, and grandparents may be working longer too. So, other than holidays such as Thanksgiving or Christmas, getting everyone together to spend quality time can be [...]

Take the Whole Family2019-06-06T14:12:51+00:00

Exploring Amsterdam

Image courtesy of pixabay. VENICE OF THE NORTH: AMSTERDAM Amsterdam and its CanalsFlying to Europe from North America often leads you to Amsterdam. If you cruise in northern European or take one of the popular river cruise vacations into the heart of Europe, you will likely cross paths with this [...]

Exploring Amsterdam2021-02-24T19:13:15+00:00

Transylvania Churches ~ Worth a Visit

When traveling in Europe, popular types of places to visit, besides museums and castles, are the churches and cathedrals. You’ll most often find these on the itineraries of guided tours and river cruise shore excursions. The cynical may comment the reason for this is that these buildings have free admission, but then the cynical are [...]

Transylvania Churches ~ Worth a Visit2016-12-29T16:42:31+00:00

Castles Along the Rhine

The Middle Rhine The Middle Rhine is between Mainz and Cologne (or Köln) but the section of maximum interest for river cruisers is between Koblenz and Rűdesheim. This section is where they keep some of Germany’s best kept medieval keeps - 20 of them, some ruins, some preserved, all surrounded by vineyards and with quaint [...]

Castles Along the Rhine2016-12-29T16:42:31+00:00

Avalon Tapestry 2011

From Budapest to Prague, July 2011 We were excited to arrive in Budapest, despite the late hour, and arriving at the Intercontinental Hotel on the banks of the Danube, it was wonderful to look across the river to see the Fisherman’s Bastion and Mattias church, so nicely framed in the glowing lights. Our cruise featured [...]

Avalon Tapestry 20112016-12-29T16:42:32+00:00
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