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Tallin, Estonia - A Surprise of a City

Posted by: Donna Smith, Contributor on Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Tallin, Estonia

There is no doubt that I love cruising of all types.  From mega-ships sailing the seas to the smaller, more personal river ships, each voyage is a new experience.

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.

I Go to Rio - A Magical Travel Moment

Posted by: Adam Lapsevich, Contributor on Friday, July 14, 2017

I think everyone out there has that one special place that they hope to see “some day” during their lifetime. For me, ever since I was a child, that place was Rio de Janeiro where I could see the statue of Jesus high on top of Corcovado Mountain.

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.

March Women's History Month

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Women\\\\\\\'s History Month

With March being Women's History month we thought we should spend a little bit of time remembering and honoring some of the influential women who changed history all the way back to the BCE era, to those that are making history today. Including women from around the world, we will share those who made an impact on culture, food, travel and more. Keep reading and see if you recognize any of these women.

Europe May Soon Require A Visa

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

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 Few of the Best Food Walking Tours Around the World

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Christmas Market Food Prague

Ever been on a food tour and weren't sure what to expect or when it was done you we still hungry? Food tours are one of the best ways to experience a destination and culture. A recent survey commissioned by the World Food Travel Association found that 30 percent of the 170 million leisure travelers in the U.S. chose trips based on the availability of culinary activities. One of the reasons we all decide to visit a new country, city or culture is the experience as much as possible, food being one way to enjoy a different culture, mix that with a walking tour and you will have a few hours of one of your days on your trip all set. The only problem is remembering to go back and pick up a few of your favorites to take home or find the recipe.

Where to Travel to in February

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Punta Cana Dominican Republic

The big holidays are over, back to the grain of everyday life, rationalizing when is a good time to get away for a bit. But still recovering from the expenses that come with the holidays; wondering if all the hype is true with "Tuesdays are the best day to book airfare." Or "Wednesdays are the best day to fly" and even "January is the cheapest month to travel."

5 Reasons to go to Greece

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Greece

Thinking about traveling to Greece? If you aren't, you should. Greece offers multiple options for exploration and enjoyment – so many that it can leave you feeling a little overwhelmed. Don't worry we are here to help. Don't avoid Greece because of their economic crisis, instead, embrace Greece more since the crisis started it has had no affected the beauty of the Greek Islands or the hospitality, as well as giving the sense of time travel.

5 of the Craziest Vineyards Around the World

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Bordeaux France

Consider a vineyard tour for your next trip with the ladies. Relax in the beautiful rolling hills of Tuscany, or travel more stateside to the rustic countryside of California. Get ready to make your list of vineyards to visit for sampling small-production rarities that you can’t find at home;

Top 3 Fitness Vacations for Women in 2017

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Wednesday, January 4, 2017
2017 women on rocks jumping

Recently ringing in the new year, it comes with old traditions. Traditions that are meant to bring us luck and success in the new year. For New Years' is a chance to celebrate with champagne and a huge verity of foods.

5 Things You Don't Want to Miss in Scotland

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Friday, December 30, 2016
Glasgow, Scotland

Not one of the largest countries in Europe, Scotland still has a lot to offer and to discover. With big open skies, beautiful landscapes, wildlife, food, culture and people, you can’t go wrong with visiting Scotland.

5 Things You Don't Want to Miss in Vienna

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Schonbrunn Palace

Vienna is the largest city and capital of Austria with a population of over 1.7 million. It is a cultural city where the old and new seamlessly blend. The city is regarded as the “City of Music” because of its rich musical history. The center of Vienna is rich in history with its Baroque castles and gardens, magnificent architecture and awe-inspiring monuments and parks. The city is breathtakingly beautiful no matter what time of year you visit, with its wide selection of things to see and do. Though many of the sights are of historical significance and fairly academic in nature, there is no shortage of opportunities for fun, romance and relaxation. So whether you are a history buff, architecture lover, or a foodie, you will find something to enjoy. Here are our top five things you don’t want to miss in Vienne.

Top 5 Things for Women to Do in Paris

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Eiffel Tower, Paris

Paris's seductive charms are legendary and for good reason. Inviting sidewalk cafes, gleaming boutiques, world-class museums, and a fabled restaurant scene make Paris the runway model of cities—beautiful, fashionable, confident, and inspiring envy at every turn. Here are our Top 5 things for women to do in Paris.

What is Chinese New Year's?

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Friday, October 21, 2016
Hong Kong Fireworks

Each year for over 4,000 years on the first day of the Lunar New Year calendar is a celebration. The Chinese, Vietnamese, and many other Asian peoples commemorate a year of hard work, wishes for good luck, prosperity and to rest before beginning a New Year.

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.

Gourmet Cooking Classes Show off your Inner Chef!

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Monday, August 22, 2016
Cooking Class

Who doesn’t like to eat? While most people would never pass up a gourmet meal, creating it takes a very talented master who totally enjoys cooking.

10 Foods to Avoid when Traveling

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Monday, May 2, 2016
Cafe

For many people, the fun in travel comes in trying the local cuisine. But, when traveling, it is important to know what you are eating, where it came from, and how it was prepared. Unfortunately, what other countries think is safe to eat, may not be so safe to the American-born traveler. That is because in America most of our water and food contains very little contaminants and therefore, the slightest amount of a foreign bacteria can greatly upset normal bodily function. To avoid being trapped in an intestinal nightmare, some foods should be avoided. If you are not willing to avoid these foods, it is best to check on how the food was prepared before eating it.