Wine and Rhine with AmaWaterways

A European river cruise has long been on my travel to-do list. So, when I had the opportunity to experience the AmaWaterways “Enchanting Rhine (Wine Cruise)”, I was all in. Bob and Lynette Morus, proprietors of Phelps Creek Vineyards in Oregon, traveled with us. They hosted wine tastings and lectures throughout our journey. I could […]

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Category: Cruises, US, World

Rock ‘N’ Roll is Here to Stay on Rocky’s Rockin’ Cruises

It’s prom night, and you’re wrapped in taffeta, hearing the squeaking soles of dancing shoes all across the room. The band is live, and they’re playing your favorite song. You haven’t heard that one in years. You and your date dance the night away together. People all around are wearing bobby socks and poodle skirts. […]

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Category: Cruises, Europe, World

Cruising the Romantic Danube

Moonbeams danced playfully on the surface of the Danube, competing with reflections from Budapest’s myriad lights, as the Viking Egil cruised unhurriedly past stately 19th-century architecture and impressive monuments in Hungary’s capital city, adoringly called the Queen of the Danube. The “Romantic Danube” itinerary was Viking River Cruises’ notable way of introducing guests to the […]

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Category: World

Remembering Normandy

Sword, Juno, Gold, Utah, Omaha — it’s hard to separate these five names, even after nearly three-quarters of a century has passed linking them to the beaches in the northwestern French region of Normandy. D-Day is the historical connection, and June 6, 1944, is the precise date when the combined troops of America, Canada, England […]

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Category: Travel Tips, World

Cruise News

Old Montreal Gets New Cruise Terminal Montreal just marked its 375th anniversary. Just in time for the celebration, the city’s 50-year-old cruise terminal has received a nearly $80 million makeover. As part of the overhaul, the passenger terminal has been rebuilt so passengers disembark on the ground floor rather than a floor higher up. Also, […]

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Category: World

Magical Markets: A Bavarian Christmas 

The scent of freshly baked gingerbread and hot, spiced glühwein floats on the air along with snowflakes and classic Christmas carols — Europe’s Christmas markets are legendary. Traditional holiday markets showcase time-honored customs and local handicrafts that are quickly being lost in today’s modern world.  Bavaria, located in southeastern Germany, is a state bordered by […]

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Category: US, World

Holiday Travel: Sand and Snow Edition

Some may think that there’s no place like home for the holidays, but for intrepid travelers, there’s nothing like gathering your loved ones and taking off to an exotic locale for sunning, skiing and a bit of cultural immersion. Jimbaran, Bali With its lush, misty rainforests, ancient temples and glorious, sun-splashed beaches, Bali comes pre-loaded […]

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Category: Canada, World

Get a Fresh Perspective in the Canadian Rockies

Mountain landscapes that seem to embrace you, friendly locals who make you feel welcome, and a roster of unique outdoor activities for any skill level make Canada’s Banff/Lake Louise and Whistler regions legendary. The temperate weather of summer is the perfect time to enjoy the great outdoors here before winter sets in. So what are […]

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