Picturesque Gardens of Europe

Posted by: Donna Smith, Contributor on Friday, December 15, 2017

There is so much to see and do in Europe that we often forget to stop and smell the roses……or tulips or whatever beautiful flowers may be blooming at the time.

Finding Your Zen

Posted by: Donna Smith, Contributor on Friday, December 1, 2017

A getaway-from-it-all-vacation doesn't always have to be long journey to a faraway land. There are plenty of ways to have a meditation vacation right here in the USA. And quite honestly, I don't think there is a soul on this planet that couldn't use a little quiet meditation time!


New Ships for AmaWaterways

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Tuesday, November 28, 2017

River cruising is such an enjoyable way to travel that I want to keep you updated on the latest goings-on in the industry. AmaWaterways is one of my preferred river cruise lines. It’s always exciting to know what their plans are for future cruises.


Countries with the Best Weather

Posted by: Donna Smith, Contributor on Friday, November 24, 2017

Traveling is so much better when the weather cooperates.  No matter where I go, I’m constantly checking the weather on my iPhone so I can be prepared.

Top 7 UNESCO Heritage Sites to Visit

Posted by: Unknown on Friday, November 17, 2017
UNESCO Heritage Sites

There are so many must-see locations through UNESCO Heritage Sites you must visit at least once in your life. We chose the top 7 places spread out through the world for you to consider at least one for your next trip. 

Are You a Fan of Outlander?

Posted by: Donna Smith - Contributor on Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Scotland Castle

The television series Outlander has taken the world by storm!  Based on the Outlander novels by Diana Gabaldon, the Starz hit show has us mesmerized every Sunday night.

Ephesus and the House of the Virgin Mary

Posted by: Adam Lapsevich, Contributor on Tuesday, September 26, 2017

One of the most spectacular destinations I had the pleasure of visiting was the ancient city of Ephesus, in the Izmir Province, Turkey. This ancient city dates back to the 10th century BC on the site of the former Arzawan capital of Attic and Ionian Greek colonists. 

New Delta Non-Stops to Europe from the West Coast

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Friday, September 22, 2017

Getting to Europe from the west coast of the USA is now going to be a little bit easier thanks to Delta. The carrier just announced a variety of new non-stop routes!

River Cruising in the USA

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Tuesday, September 19, 2017

River cruising in the USA has become popular for many reasons. For those that want the appeal of a European river cruise without leaving the USA, this is ideal. Also, no passport is required.

The Signature Recipe for Hungary - Goulash

Tags: Europe, Food
Posted by: Donna Smith, Contributor on Tuesday, September 5, 2017

The Christmas Market Cruise with Journeys for Women will be coming up later this year.  The ports-of-call on this cruise are amazing. I would like to share some thoughts on one of those ports……Budapest, Hungary. 

The Stained Glass of the Sagrada Familia

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Basillica Sagrada Familia

If you’ve ever been to Barcelona, you have probably seen the incredible Sagrada Familia Basillica, as it towers over the city. This historic old church has some of the most unique architecture in the world.

MasterChef and MSC Cruises New Partnership

Posted by: Adam Lapsevich, Contributor on Friday, August 11, 2017

If you love cruising, and you love cooking, this will be a match made in heaven for you. MSC Cruises just announced a very cool partnership with the producers of MasterChef, the reality TV show that is seen around the world.

Let’s back up a little.

The Charm of Santorini

Posted by: Donna Smith, Contributor on Tuesday, July 18, 2017

My first glance of the blue-domed churches and picture-perfect sunsets of Santorini left me knowing that this was truly a trip of a lifetime. The landscape of the island makes it one of the most beautiful in the world.

Bustling Barcelona

Posted by: Donna Smith, Special Contributor on Friday, April 28, 2017

Have you ever been to a destination that you couldn’t get excited about or care that you’re even going there? Perhaps the location is included on a guided tour or a cruise beginning or ending in a certain city.

Europe May Soon Require A Visa

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Friday, March 3, 2017

Yesterday, March 2, 2017, European Union lawmakers voted to deny United States travelers visa-free access to all European member states. The European Commission has the license to act if the U.S. doesn’t change its policy within two months. What does this all mean?

5 of the Most Beautiful Towns in Scotland

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Scotland Bagpiper Castle

With the increasing number of people choosing to take their holidays in the UK each year, there are numerous options available when it comes to choosing a destination, and thanks to its rich history, culture, and scenery, Scotland is one country that should be on everybody's bucket list. This beautiful country has a variety of large medieval castles, open landscapes; detailed history and culture that you can easily see around you, this is one country that has plenty of perfect photo opportunities that tell a story just by looking at them.

A Luxury Spa on the Royal Scotsman Train

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Royal Scotsman Train

Do you need something refreshing while covering a long journey on a train? What if we tell you that Spa is on wheels now? Yes, it’s no fantasy. Now, you don’t have to wait for hotel appointments for relaxing in a pool or having massages because now you can enjoy a luxury spa on the Royal Scotsman Train. Your trip to the Scottish Highlands through this luxury train has become even more luxurious due to the new Bamford Haybarn Spa. This “portable” spa is the first of its kind in Europe starting from 17th April.

Springtime in Paris: 3 Must-Dos

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Springtime in Paris

Each European country, city, town, and village is as unique as the next. The various cultures, cuisines, music and history is as varied as the European people themselves. One city that sets itself apart is Paris.

With beautiful flowers, public gardens and wide boulevards made for strolling, the City of Light is truly one of the most magical cities on the planet.

Christmas Market Cruises

Posted by: Adam Lapsevich, Special Contributor on Wednesday, September 14, 2016

I love the holidays! Everything about this magical season. I grew up in northern Ohio where winters were known to be snowy and cold. Every Christmas my mother and father would take me to the sights and sounds of downtown Cleveland.