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The Topeka Traveler

10 Lesser Known Cruise Ports of Call

By | March 13th, 2018|Categories: OCEAN CRUISING|

All the “popular” cruise itineraries visit the most “popular” ports of call. It is a question of the hen versus the egg – which came first. Are the more popular ports the result of the popular itineraries? Partially, yes. That is why you see ...

Dracula’s Castle

By | February 22nd, 2018|Categories: EUROPE, RIVER CRUISING|

Flying to or from Budapest on a river cruise vacation? While you are in Hungary, you should consider staying a few days to explore nearby Romania as well. Though a bit far away for a day trip (even two), you might wish to consider visiting  Bran Castle tucked away ...

7  Reasons to Re-Position Cruise

By | January 22nd, 2018|Categories: ADVICE, OCEAN CRUISING|

Cruise lines have various itineraries that they offer throughout the year. What itinerary works for Alaska in the summer months obviously does not work in the dead of winter. So Spring and Fall, these cruise liners must shift to a more favorable climate ...

Cruises vs. Resorts

By | December 12th, 2017|Categories: ADVICE|

Cruises vs. Resorts You meet two kinds of vacationers – the ones who love to cruise and the ones who prefer their all inclusive resorts. These are some of [...]

Arles, France

By | November 16th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Arles   Ancient Roman City in France It is amazing how the cities along the Rhone and Saone can all be in the same country – sometimes the same [...]


By | October 17th, 2017|Categories: DESTINATIONS, EUROPE|

ICELAND Iceland conjures up icy weather, hot springs, and an incomprehensible (to North Americans) language and culture. While that picture may contain some truths, it can not negate the reasons [...]