Beautiful Historical Valletta

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 […]

The Old Bridge of Florence

The Old Bridge of Florence

Florence in Italy is full of wondrous sights for the visitor but perhaps the most beautiful spot, especially of an evening, would have to be the “old bridge”, Ponte Vecchio. Crowded most days with shoppers, sightseers, musicians and, alas, great opportunists (pickpockets), you may be hesitant to wade in but as with all locations some […]

Ephesus

Ephesus

An Open Air Museum Did you know that to see the largest collection of Roman ruins in the eastern Mediterranean you need to visit what was at one time referred to as Asia Minor? This would be the ruins of the once mighty city and seaport, of Ephesus in Turkey. Ephesus was founded in the […]

Montenegro

Montenegro

The Pearl of the Mediterranean Here are some interesting facts about one of the fastest growing tourist destinations in Europe – the little postage stamp country of Montenegro. This small country is hugged on three sides by Croatia, Serbia, Albania and Bosnia/Heregovnia, and to its fourth side, by the Adriatic Sea. Its newly independent government […]

Romantic Venice

Romantic Venice

A Gondola Ride Something everyone should have on their bucket list: taking a gondola ride in Venice. Evidently most people must think this way, as today there are about 400 gondoliers plying the waters of Venetian canals each day ferrying almost exclusively tourist clientèle. As everyone know,s Venice is built on a series of over one […]

Video – Po River cruise on the River Countess & post stay in Rome

Video – Po River cruise on the River Countess & post stay in Rome

Beth Levich , Cruise and Travel Specialist, and her husband explored Venice and the surrounding countryside and cities on a Po River cruise with Uniworld Boutique River Cruises in the late autumn of 2014. The photos she took there, and of their post stay in the city of Rome were compiled into a video review […]

Portofino

Portofino

Once upon a time there was a sleepy little fishing village located on a peninsula in a half-moon shaped bay on the north west coast of Italy now known as the Italian Riviera. Like many ancient villages it had gone through a number of rulers over time from the Romans who named it after the […]

The Island of the Winds

The Island of the Winds

Mykonos Before it was discovered by tourism in the 1950’s, the island of Mykonos had it rough economically. This island, part of the Cyclades series of Greek islands and islets in the Mediterranean sea, is small, rocky and dry. The sun shines 80% of the year, a different “wind” blows every season – the Sirocco […]