Cruises

By Cathie Arquilla Costa Cruises’ new flagship, the Costa Toscana is a love letter to Italy. Adam Tihany, the Creative Director of the ship explained, “Costa wanted to build a ship that presents all the beauty and fantastic experiences of Italy. I said to myself, it’s an easy thing to

By Brian E. Clark In 1192, on his return from the Third Crusade in the Holy Land, Richard the Lionheart (of Robin Hood fame) was captured by an Austrian rival and imprisoned in Durnstein Castle above the Danube River in northern Austria. The English monarch was detained in a dungeon

Story and Photos by Neil Wolkodoff On the big Blue Danube, the longest and widest river ship to cruise the famous waterway is the AmaMagna. Before your actual river journey, it is best to explore the embarkation and departing cities, given the distance traveled. AmaWaterways provides fully guided tour packages

By Brian E. Clark I’ve done cycling trips from Canada to Chile to Cuba to Ireland – to say nothing of pedaling through California’s wine country and riding across Iowa as part of RAGBRAI, an annual tour which attracts more than 10,000 cyclists every summer and is sometimes referred to

Story and Photos by Neil Wolkodoff Before Covid, cruising was undergoing a re-set with new ship and activity options. That hit the accelerator to cater to the changing market preferences. With their Next Gen ships, Atlas Ocean Voyages is touting a safer, seamless, and more convenient experience with a Lux-adventure

By Everett Potter Windstar Cruises has announced a new 79-day Grand European Bucket List Adventure. It is the longest itinerary ever offered by the award-winning small ship cruise line. This Grand European cruise will depart Stockholm, Sweden on July 25, 2023 and embark on a new voyage that spans 22

Story and Photos by Deborah Loeb Bohren If you’re looking for a cruise ship the size of a small city with the likes of rock walls, extreme water slides, go-karting, and laser tag, you can stop reading now because this isn’t the cruise for you.  But, if the idea of

Story & photos by Anita Stewart “Come over for a scoff and a scuff. “ It was an invitation to a meal and a very real party.  It was also the beginning of a voyage into the heart and culinary soul of one of Canada’s most captivating regions. With the

By Gary Walther Day 13: Saturday, Komodo Island The life of a komodo dragon is nasty–they’re quite happy to eat each other–and brutish: They’re solitary and bad tempered, tending to hiss loudly when near each other. Their life can also be short, as the female returns to the nest–a mound

By Gary Walther Day 9: Tuesday, At Sea En Route to Komodo Island, Indonesia At half past noon the Europa 2 slides past Cape York, the northernmost point of the Australian mainland and swings to port to enter the Torres Strait, which separates Australia and New Guinea and is flecked