Sailing the Southern Caribbean from San Juan

Sailing the Southern Caribbean from San Juan

Sailing the Southern Caribbean from San Juan 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 ones such as Windstar, Silversea, Azamara […]

The Lofoten Islands

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 […]

Antigua – Luxury Destination

Antigua – Luxury Destination

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 tropical climate with its cooling tradewinds present […]

What to See & Do, Sydney Australia

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 […]

Party Hawaii Style

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? The original […]

A Scotch Whisky Tour

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 […]

Alaska Cruise Tour

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 […]

10 Facts: Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

10 Facts: Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Ten facts about the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo you may not have known: The first tattoo took place in 1950. A performance has never been cancelled in all this time since, over sixty-five years. It happens every August weekday evening and twice on Saturdays. It is always sold out in advance and has been for […]

Valparaiso

As with any great port city, Valparaiso has attracted cruise ship traffic. Your South American cruise may start or end in this colorful city nicknamed “the Jewel of the Pacific”. Largely unfamiliar to many, here are some things you should know about Valparaiso:

Valparaiso

Chile is that long, skinny country  on the Pacific side of South America extending from Cape Horn at its southern tip to Bolivia and Peru in its north. Halfway along this stretch is the harbor of Valparaiso, today as it was centuries ago, a port of great importance to those sailing not only the Pacific […]

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