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Andalusia and the Flamenco

January 13th, 2020|

Certain types of music and dance become associated with countries. Spain is no exception as one’s mind immediately hears the guitarist and sees the brightly dressed female dancer, her feet pounding a staccato beat and fingers clicking castanets. It’s the flamenco. But what exactly is the flamenco?

London Attractions

November 21st, 2019|

There are certain cities that everyone should visit at least once in a lifetime. London, England is one of them. A day or two’s sojourn won’t do this place justice though perhaps you will see a few highlights, enough to whet your appetite to return. To get the real flavour of the city...


October 23rd, 2019|

Martinique is a little bit of France in the Caribbean. The island, part of the Lesser Antilles, is a port of call for numerous popular cruise lines but can easily be a destination onto itself. There is so much to see and do! Here are a few tips if you plan to visit the “Isle of Flowers”.

Barcelona: Cruise Port to the Mediterranean

September 17th, 2019|

Barcelona, Spain, has become a popular port for cruise lines. Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises, and Holland America, to name just few, offer cruises to the Western Mediterranean.  The city’s art, architecture and culture make Barcelona a perfect city for...

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: