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EDINBURGH   Edinburgh – Ten Fun Things to Do 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 [...]

Edinburgh 2017-08-18T14:17:36+00:00

Morocco Tips


MOROCCO TIPS So, your Western Mediterranean cruise will be stopping in Morocco. How lucky you are! It is a stunningly beautiful country. Morocco boasts endless sandy beaches on the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, entry to the expansive deserts of the Sahara, and colorful, exotic cities of movie legend and song: Casablanca, [...]

Morocco Tips 2017-08-15T16:45:15+00:00

Cruising from San Juan


CRUISING FROM SAN JUAN Approaching San Juan by Sea San Juan, Puerto Rico is a popular cruise port, not just as a port of call but also as an embarkation port too. It is the busiest cruise port outside of Miami in North America. Many cruise lines sail from here: luxury [...]

Cruising from San Juan 2017-08-16T15:53:02+00:00

The Lofoten Islands


Lofoten Islands You might be forgiven if you have never heard of this archipelago of six larger islands, and many more smaller ones, in Norway. It’s not on the usual cruise lists of ports of call, or in the glossy brochures of proffered resorts. But that does not make it any less worthy of a [...]

The Lofoten Islands 2017-07-26T18:07:39+00:00

Treading the Murky Waters of Specials, Deals & Offers


What you envision for your special deal but ... The travel industry is highly competitive and nowhere more so than in cruising. Whether it is an ocean cruise or a river cruise, the market has exploded in the last few years with new vendors and new ships. Most consumers and travel agencies continue [...]

Treading the Murky Waters of Specials, Deals & Offers 2017-04-24T18:42:33+00:00

Antigua – Luxury Destination


The view from Shirley Heights Antigua is the larger of the Leeward Islands that comprise the country of Antigua and Barbuda in the Caribbean. An independent state since 1981, the country is promoted as a luxury destination to those seeking the warmth of the Caribbean sun and all the activities that accompany this [...]

Antigua – Luxury Destination 2017-04-18T20:23:45+00:00

What to See & Do, Sydney Australia


Sydney, AU – 10 Things To See & Do So you are travelling to Sydney Australia. Great! Here are some things you should not miss when you are in the city. The Rocks Markets – “The Rocks” is actually an area of the city centre known for historic buildings, and tourism. Here you will find [...]

What to See & Do, Sydney Australia 2017-03-29T19:22:05+00:00

Party Hawaii Style


You can’t say you have truly experienced Hawaii until you have attended a luau. Luckily these days you don’t have to wait for an invitation as luaus are staged as entertainment just for visitors like yourself on all the major Hawaiian islands. But what exactly is a luau and how did it start? Hula [...]

Party Hawaii Style 2017-02-27T17:28:17+00:00

A Scotch Whisky Tour


Whether you are a whisky drinker or a wine aficionado, a whisky “tour “ of Scotland is informative, fun and satisfying - taking you from the Lowlands to the Highlands to see the best scenery and attractions to be found in this country of friendly people. There are official whisky tours from packaged plans to [...]

A Scotch Whisky Tour 2016-12-30T19:49:09+00:00

Alaska Cruise Tour


Alaska Cruise Tours So, you have decided to visit Alaska by cruise ship, one of the most popular itineraries of today. You’ve purchased your camera in anticipation for those breath-taking views, hoping to catch the calving of an iceberg at Hubbard’s Glacier , the breaching of a whale at Icy Strait Point , or the [...]

Alaska Cruise Tour 2016-11-03T13:44:05+00:00