We loved hiking Tierra del Fuego National Park. The joy of getting outdoors and moving in the clean air with a crisp breeze simply makes me smile.
Every person who has traveled more than once knows that there are items they must have in their carry on and checked luggage to make the journey more comfortable. My list of frequent travelers must have gift ideas goes beyond the ubiquitous water bottle presenting a group of gifts travelers will love.
Cruising on a luxury ocean liner, floating along on a river cruise ship, or sailing around the harbor on a catamaran, I love being on the water. When we decided to join Avalon Waterways on the Upper Danube River cruise, I was delighted. New countries to check off my bucket list: Czechia, Austria, and Hungary along with some new stops in Germany — I’m in.
Truffles, pralines, pastries, and other specialties crafted from world-famous haute chocolatiers are the hallmark of Switzerland. We had the distinct pleasure of following a knowledgeable local guide who delivered a superb Geneva chocolate tour. I can still taste the delicious sweet treats delivered on our chocolate tasting tour.
I buy my travel insurance from Safety Wing, I love that it offers coverage for medical emergencies, trip interruption, trip delays, lost luggage, political unrest, and all the other things. It only costs a nominal per trip fee (or an annual plan). It is the only way I travel.
A guided tour of the Château de Garnerot was an enchanting experience in exploring Burgundy wines. Whether your pleasure is robust red wines or crisp white wines, you will love exploring Burgundy’s vineyards and wine tastings.
Taking time to explore Aruba is one of my favorite beach vacations. The ‘One Happy Island’ mindset begins to take hold after a few hours on the white sandy beaches and a tropical drink. It is a year round tropical destination.
Each traveler needs to assess their situation and pack accordingly. I’ve offered up my River Cruise Packing List to get you jump started on your packing.
The gourmet dining menu is well crafted. Unlike the humongous cruise ships, the River Cruise ships have two dining rooms. The main dining room serves a chef special every night that reflects the region the ship is sailing through. Escargot in Alsace and a beer garden fest in Cologne are items you might find on the daily chef’s menu. There is always a traditional steak, chicken, or fish options available along with a “healthy choice” menu. Anyway you slice it, AmaWaterways chefs serve up fabulous food.
Beautiful Oranjestad, Aruba, will enchant you. From the moment you step onto the resort property you can feel your stress level decrease and your entire being decompress.
Experiencing everything Barcelona has to offer in just two days is impossible. However, you can absorb the vibe of this hip, vibrant city with careful planning paired with wild abandon!
Our road trip exploring the natural beauty of Northern Ireland was a trip to remember. Full Irish Breakfast – Sheep – Irish Sea – Sheep – Giants Causeway – Sheep – Royal Portrush Golf Course – Sheep – Carrick a Rede Rope Bridge – Sheep – Baaaaaaah!