Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park was the first of its kind established in Croatia, and proclaimed as a national park in 1949. Thirty years later the park was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. If you are like most North Americans...

Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia2023-02-21T19:31:12+00:00

The Spanish Riding School | A Vienna Highlight

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 Riding School, world famous for its Lipizzaner horses and dressage.

The Spanish Riding School | A Vienna Highlight2022-11-22T18:55:10+00:00

Anyone for Afternoon Tea?

Have you enjoyed a traditional British tea in your travels? If not, you are missing out on a delightful custom. You don’t have to visit the British Isles to partake of this meal as many hotels, restaurants and cruise lines offer their version...

Anyone for Afternoon Tea?2022-08-29T16:50:55+00:00

Pompeii: What You Should Know Before You Visit

A visit to Pompeii is a popular shore excursion for any cruise line that stops in Naples, Italy as it is not far distant from the port.* For background,  Pompeii was a Roman city that was decimated in the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius ...

Pompeii: What You Should Know Before You Visit2022-05-24T18:40:03+00:00

10 Fun Things To Do In Edinburgh

Did you know that Edinburgh is the most popular city to visit in Britain after London? Located in eastern Scotland on the Firth of Forth, it is the Scottish capital, center of finance, education and law in the north, as well as a major tourist draw.

10 Fun Things To Do In Edinburgh2022-03-21T21:08:08+00:00

Oktoberfest in Bavaria

This folk festival is extremely popular with millions attending each year from around the world. Despite its name Oktoberfest, most of the festival occurs in September.

Oktoberfest in Bavaria2021-12-22T15:14:22+00:00

When In Rome …

Prepare yourself for an unforgettable experience when in Rome. You will, in all probability, wish to see the usual tourist favorites: the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, the Vatican and the Colosseum. This article features fourteen little tips ...

When In Rome …2021-10-25T15:40:56+00:00

The Queen’s Hamlet, Versailles

Situated in the area of parklands known as the the Domaine de Trianon (Grand Trianon and Petit Trianon with gardens), the Queen’s Hameau (Village) is associated with Marie-Antoinette.

The Queen’s Hamlet, Versailles2021-05-26T20:02:31+00:00

Oberammergau Passion Play & Bavaria

If you wish to attend a once-in-ten-year event and enjoy the pastoral scenes of Bavaria in Germany, plan to attend the Passion Play at Oberammergau. What is this famous event all about? Here are some quick facts about this historic play:

Oberammergau Passion Play & Bavaria2021-02-22T15:43:10+00:00
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