Touring the Mediterranean

Touring the MediterraneanTouring Mediterranean 50301038556.jpg It is said that coastal Europe was the birthplace of advanced civilization, including democracy, science, art, and wine. The “Old World” is without a doubt a region rich in history. Once you have seen the remarkable vistas of the Greek Islands and Santorini, sipped local drinks while lying on the beaches of Italy and Spain, or felt the significance of the historical places in Jerusalem and Greece, you will be forever changed. Explore Rome and its famous Pantheon and ancient Colosseum; or the residence of the Pope, Vatican City, with its Holy Catholic Church of St. Peter’s. Anyone who loves unique architectural design must visit Barcelona to see Antoni Gaudi’s most famous work. Some of the world’s greatest wines can be tasted in Italy’s Chianti region, France’s Provence, or the city of Port in Portugal. On the Adriatic coast, go to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Dubrovnik, the historic city encircled by ancient stone walls.

A Spirited Paradise for Two

A Spirited Paradise for Two Whether you want an elegant or a laid-back holiday, you can be certain that there’s a perfect place out there for you. Often times going on a vacation and spending quality time with the person you love goes further than any gift ever could. And, many vacation resorts worldwide have recognized the particular needs of couples who want to get away from their daily routines.
What's your idea of a perfect romantic escapade?
While not everybody may like rose petals scattered on their bed, just about everyone enjoys conveniences like champagne, chocolate and freshly cut flowers in their room or suite. The wide array of romantic trips offered these days means you get to choose the destination best suited to what you are looking for. For you, that might include a jaunt to some far-off island where you can enjoy a cooling tropical drink on a white-sand beach or gaze in awe at the sight of a incredible sunset. Some couples may appreciate long strolls alongside the River Seine in Paris or a trip to Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance. Here are some of the world's best romantic vacation spots for couples in search of an intimate, blissful, and carefree destination where they can enjoy some quality time with each other.
St. Lucia
One of Eastern Caribbean’s hidden treasures remains the small island of St. Lucia. With equal parts relaxation and adventure, the island of St. Lucia is perfect for couples who enjoy basking in the sun and making the most of the excellent conveniences on offer.
Kauai, Hawaii
Adventure and romance are intertwined on the island of Kauai, Hawaii making it the ideal place for couples seeking both. The oldest of the Hawaiian Islands, it has everything from stunning landscapes to pristine beaches to signature views. Known as the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific,” visitors can explore its breathtaking canyon and waterfalls.Spirited Paradise Two 075392328.jpg
Zambia
While this magnificent nation may not be the first place you think of for a romantic destination, this East African country has all the elements for a fabulous couple’s getaway.
Fiji
Fiji in the South Pacific is another extra-romantic travel destination for couples looking for an exciting destination where everything goes. Comprised of more than 330 islands, this Melanesian country is brimming with fabulous resorts and spas. With its year-round sunny weather and numbers of possibilities for romantic moments, it really is no wonder why Fiji is such a popular destination for couples.
Patagonia
There are few bucket lists that don’t feature a life-changing journey through Patagonia, a sparsely inhabited region shared by Chile and Argentina. This is a wonderland located at the end of the globe which has long captivated travelers of all kinds to visit this place of spectacular glaciers and wildlife. Patagonia is world all unto its own from its enormous glaciers to its ancient forests, from its snow-capped mountain ranges to its jaw-dropping fjords.

What Makes a River Cruise Different from an Ocean Cruise?

What Makes a River Cruise Different from an Ocean Cruise? There are both similarities and differences between ocean cruises and river cruises, so it is nice to understand both prior to choosing which is right for you. Generally, ocean liners have a tendency to be substantially larger and you will enjoy additional amenities in your room. Therefore, they are able to hold substantially more guests aboard. The smaller scale of river ships means fewer guests, but more potential to get to know fellow travelers, often leading to lifelong friendships. As opposed to ocean cruises, which are quite often traveling in open waters for days at a time, river cruises almost never sail a single full day at a time.Makes River Cruise Different Ocean Cruise? 180203131290573988.jpeg Every day takes passengers to a different port of call. Since the scenery outside the ship is continuously changing, the sense of discovery becomes part of the discovery. For those without sea legs, river cruises have the appeal of smooth going, shallow waters and the gift of land that’s always in sight. Then again, as they are bigger, ocean cruises have a better selection of onboard offerings like live entertainment, gyms and fitness centers, and more variety of dining options. But the majority of river cruises offer inclusive value, which means your Wi-Fi, water, alcohol and included excursions are covered in the total price.

Touring Just the Way You like

Touring Just the Way You like These days, there are so many kinds of tours and respective ports of call to pick from that it seems difficult to decide how you want to travel and where you want to go. Will you get around on foot or ride a street bike? Wine tasting or bistro hopping may be more to your liking. Do you like the company of other people when you take a trip, or would you prefer to go it alone? Is going on an adventure more interesting?Touring Just Way like 0977098798410305404.jpg Or, are you more enticed by galleries and museums and cultural outings?
Before you pack your bags...
Organizing your perfect getaway will require some decisions before you pack your bags. Determine the type of tour best suited to your pursuits. You’ll have to determine whether or not you'll want to share your days with other people or whether you need your space to go at your own pace. There are so many tours on offer that you will certainly find the one best suited for your interests or hobbies, whether you’re a enthusiastic angler, ghost seeker, or passionate sightseer.
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