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Hills,History & Hiking

Heading to the Highlands, and visiting the island of Skye in the Inner Hebrides? Here's what to expect: The Isle of Skye is connected to the mainland of Scotland by a bridge named,of course, "Skye Bridge". Though it is the largest island ( except for Lewis and Harris) in the country, it is still only [...]

Hills,History & Hiking2016-12-30T15:40:43+00:00

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 to everyday names in film, art and politics, to kiss the stone at Blarney Castle in [...]

A Magical Place in Ireland2016-12-30T15:40:43+00:00

Should I Travel in a Group?

If you are thinking group travel is anything like the old-fashioned bus tour, please think again. Group travel, especially on ocean or river cruises, gives you the best of both worlds – independence but support from fellow group travelers if you need it. Sometimes there is the bonus of an escort for the group, someone [...]

Should I Travel in a Group?2016-12-30T15:40:43+00:00

Beautiful Historical Valletta

If you want to get away from big cities and take in some of the best views in the Mediterranean, your choice must be the historical city of Valletta in Malta. First of all, the population here is less than seven thousand making the city just a big town in disguise. Secondly, while all views [...]

Beautiful Historical Valletta2016-12-30T15:40:43+00:00

7 Reasons to Visit Historic Halifax

 On Your Next Canada-New England Cruise Halifax is a popular port of call on the Canada-New England cruise circuit, especially in the fall of the year. It is the largest city in Atlantic Canada and eastern home port to  Canada's navy. It has a long history as a military town settled by the British in the mid [...]

7 Reasons to Visit Historic Halifax2016-12-30T15:40:44+00:00

North American City with European Flair

Quebec City Quebec City from the St. Lawrence A very popular cruise itinerary is the Canada-New England one offered by many lines and it is especially popular with cruisers during the autumn months to see the changing foliage. Most of these itineraries either have Quebec City in Canada as a starting/end point or [...]

North American City with European Flair2016-12-30T15:40:44+00:00

Our Discover Panama Tour, October 2014

A Cruise Holidays of Topeka group escorted by Emma Warren. Here are some highlights of the tour: The Adventurous Group from Cruise Holidays of Topeka On a Partial Transit of the Panama Canal It's a tight squeeze - a freighter in a lock on the canal. We observed [...]

Our Discover Panama Tour, October 20142016-12-30T15:40:44+00:00

Mid-Size Ships vs. Megaships

Quite often we are asked what is the difference between a mid-size ship and a mega ship when it comes to cruising. To answer that question, let's begin by defining the difference. A mid-size ship is one where the passenger complement is from 1000 to about 2600 guests. These ships are usually found in the [...]

Mid-Size Ships vs. Megaships2016-12-30T15:40:44+00:00

Wine Lovers Delight

A Wine Themed River Cruise For Wine Lovers 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 [...]

Wine Lovers Delight2016-12-30T15:40:44+00:00

Enchanting Strasbourg

Canal in Petite France area One visits many memorable cities whilst on a Rhine River cruise, but my personal favourite is Strasbourg in France. Its name does not sound French but like many border cities, it has a very ‘To and Fro" past. Our guide on a boat tour of the city remarked [...]

Enchanting Strasbourg2016-12-30T15:40:44+00:00
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