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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

August 7th, 2019|

Plitvice Lakes National Park was the first of its kind established in Croatia, and proclaimed as a national park in 1949. Thirty years later the park was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. If you are like most North Americans, you have probably never heard of this magical place ...

Charming Croatia

July 8th, 2019|

Croatia lies in a cluster of small countries on the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea. It not only sports a long coastline, but it extends inland to border the countries of Hungary, Slovenia, and Serbia. For this reason, you can visit Croatia not only on an ocean cruise but also...

The Essence of Capri

May 15th, 2019|

Capri encapsulates some of the best of the Mediterranean. Rugged, with grey cliffs rising almost perpendicular from the dark sea, yet the island is ablaze with color and life; its beauty dazzles the senses.

Oberammergau Passion Play | 10 Things To Know

April 18th, 2019|

If you wish to attend a once-in-ten-year event and enjoy the pastoral scenes of Bavaria in Germany, plan to attend the Passion Play at Oberammergau. What is this famous event all about? Here are some quick facts about this historic play:

Amsterdam: Venice of the North

February 21st, 2019|

Image courtesy of pixabay. VENICE OF THE NORTH: AMSTERDAM Amsterdam and its Canals Flying to Europe from North America often leads you to Amsterdam. If you cruise in northern [...]

The Lure of the Lorelei

January 23rd, 2019|

The story of Lorelei is a romantic tale authored by Clemens Brentano at the beginning of the nineteenth century which evolved into or became blended with another story of a woman made famous in a poem of the same name later in the century by H.Heine.

Following “Outlander” Through Scotland

December 19th, 2018|

Scotland is a magical place not unlike its neighbour, Ireland, with stunning scenery, friendly people, and an abundance of both tragic and inspiring history.  Setting of the series of Outlander books by Diane Gabaldon, which is now ...