Choosing a River Cruise

River cruising is the fastest growing segment of the cruise vacation choices that folks are choosing these days. With the major uptick in popularity over the last couple of years, the options presented to the river cruiser are beginning to get as wide and varied as that of ocean cruising. Choosing the river cruise that best suits […]

A Vacation Treat for Christmas

A Vacation Treat for Christmas

The Christmas Markets in Europe In North America, the time approaching Christmas is usually fraught with Christmas gift lists and the mad scramble to buy, buy, buy. Often this time is stressful and many complain it takes the joy and meaning from the season. If this is the scenario that will greet you as the […]

Advantages of a Cruise Tour

Advantages of a Cruise Tour

Cruise or Cruise Tour? Many ocean cruises and river cruises often come with the option of extending your stay, either pre or post cruise, with a land tour. One of the most popular and widely known cruise tours are those associated with Alaska cruises. These land tours can encompass up to a week’s extra stay. […]

Is Cruising Safe?

Is Cruising Safe?

Nothing can be said to be of an absolute certainty in this world – as I am sure it could be said at any age in history. So is cruising safe? The following is this writer’s perspective on the question. I have vacationed by car and by plane, have stayed in all inclusive resorts, experienced […]

And All the Family Comes Along …

And All the Family Comes Along …

Multi Generational Travel Family life has changed drastically from what it was fifty years ago, even from that of ten years ago. Families are smaller, usually both parents work, and grandparents may be working longer too. So, other than holidays such as Thanksgiving or Christmas, getting everyone together to spend quality time can be problematic. […]

Exploring Amsterdam

Exploring Amsterdam

Amsterdam and its Canals Flying to Europe from North America often leads you to Amsterdam. If you cruise in northern European or take one of the popular river cruise vacations into the heart of Europe, you will likely cross paths with this city as a beginning or end point. One of the favorite pastimes of […]

River Cruising – Around the Globe

River Cruising – Around the Globe

River Cruising is More than Western Europe Most people when they think of a river cruise picture themselves on a river in the heart of Europe – the Rhine, the Moselle, or the Danube. A few others may think of France – the Seine, the Rhone, the Dordogne, the Saone  or the Garonne as they […]

5 Things to Do in Budapest

5 Things to Do in Budapest

The beautiful city of Budapest, capital of Hungary, is one of the largest cities in Europe and straddles the Danube River (originally Buda was on one bank and Pest on the other). It is often the jumping off point for a river cruise or the end point of one. It is recommended you add a pre […]

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