Boutique Yacht La Perla Cruises Dalmatian Coast and Croatia

la-perla

There’s a new yacht going to the Dalmatian coast and Croatia. Vantage Deluxe World Travel announced a new boutique yacht to their fleet, La Perla, as a new luxury option for discerning travelers looking to explore the Dalmatian coast and Croatia. The ship gives passengers the intimate service of a small ship taking only 26 passengers (14 cabins) […]

Biggest surprises as a traveler to Berlin, Germany

Mauerpark with my traveling companions in Berlin

This is the second part in Melissa Curtin’s series on travel surprises in Europe. Last week, it was Copenhagen. Next up in the series, next week: Prague! There are so many things you don’t think about before you embark on a trip—especially things that you take for granted in the good ‘ol USA. Some of […]

Biggest surprises as a traveler to Copenhagen, Denmark

Christiania hippie commune

This is the first part in Melissa Curtin’s series on travel surprises in Europe. Next up in the series, next week: Berlin! There are so many things you don’t think about before you embark on a trip—especially things that you take for granted in the good ‘ol USA. Some of the surprises I list below […]

10 things to do in historic Koblenz, Germany

Koblenz Christmas Market

Historic Koblenz, Germany is a treasure for the historian, the wine connoisseur and the nature lover. Koblenz lies where the west flowing Mosel River meets the Rhine River, which flows north. It’s surrounded by three low mountain ranges: the Hunsrück, the Eifel and the Westerwald. The name Koblenz comes from the Roman Confluentes, which is Latin for confluence, or “where […]

Arles and Avignon: UNESCO Treasures of Provence, France

Cathedral of Notre Dame des Doms and Palais des Papes (Palace of the Popes), Avignon

What do popes, an ancient stone bridge and a Roman arena have in common? There are many possible answers—such as Rome—but after my recent trip to the Provence region of France, what comes to my mind are the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the historic city centers of Arles and Avignon. Arles: City of the […]

10 things to do in historic Mainz, Germany

Mainz Cathedral

Be prepared to walk in Germany, Germans are very practical, and everyone walks, no matter the weather. Luckily, my friend Jenny and I really love to walk and the historic part of western Germany known as Rhineland-Palatinate (German: Rheinland-Pfalz) is perfect for meandering by foot, as we found as guests of Historic Highlights of Germany. We’ve put […]

Iberia with Insight, Part 3: Seville, Spain

Oranges in Seville autumn

This is the third in a three-part series about Cynthia Cunniff’s tour through Portugal and Southern Spain with Insight Vacations. Check out the first story, on Lisbon, here and the second, on Évora, Portugal, here. Cynthia, on Insight Vacations: “My trip through Iberia can planned on your own, but I highly advise looking into Insight Vacations if you want to […]

Iberia with Insight, Part 2: Évora, Portugal

Évora town square

This is the second in a three-part series about Cynthia Cunniff’s tour through Portugal and Southern Spain with Insight Vacations. Check out the first story, on Lisbon, here. Cynthia, on Insight Vacations: “My trip through Iberia can planned on your own, but I highly advise looking into Insight Vacations if you want to take the biggest, most robust […]