The Danube River weaves through 10 countries — a historic haunt of Europe’s greatest artists and composers. Yet, Budapest, Hungary, appears again and again, one of the most painted and most photographed, living up to its nickname as the “Queen of the Danube.”
When travelers plan trips to the city, they have to choose a side — Buda, or Pest. While the city is known by its combined name, the two sides have very distinct characters.… Read moreRead More
When it comes to summer getaway spots, Portugal is Europe’s best-kept secret. The tiny nation rarely receives the limelight that the likes of Italian Riviera towns and Greek isles are accustomed to. But one traveler’s oversight is your dream vacation. Beaches, al fresco dining and dreamy cityscapes are abundant almost every which way you look here (with the exception being the beaches — those are only abundant when you look toward the ocean).… Read moreRead More
Time and time again, Avalon Waterways has redefined cruising by going against the current and away from the ordinary. There are plenty of reasons for how they’ve achieved this streak of success — incredible itineraries, luxurious ships and revolutionary open-air balconies come quick to mind — but one simply can’t overlook the impact of their excursions. Avalon has a range of activities to choose from when deciding how to spend your day.… Read moreRead More
Few nations — heck, few high-end restaurants — can compare to the culture of meticulous care that Japan brings to its culinary endeavors. From individual ingredient to final dish, every step of the way is steeped in centuries of artisanal excellence. While you’ll find sumptuous dining options any which way you look when visiting, we’ve taken the liberty of curating three of the more luxurious options for your consideration below.… Read moreRead More
If you’ve ever considered the percentage of people who swear by the latest diet, who wear LeBron James jerseys or who listen to the next chart-topping song before you’ve even heard of it, then you’re aware of the bandwagon effect. Known as a psychological phenomenon where people do things mainly because other people are doing them, the bandwagon effect is prevalent in all facets of life — including travel.… Read moreRead More
Say g’day to Australia as it reopens to the world. Now’s the time to take that extended trip Down Under and experience one of the most unique destinations on the planet. With endless natural beauty, adventure opportunities and refreshed cultural attractions, there’s so much to see and do in a country almost the size of the United States. Find out why Australia is consistently rated one of the world’s best places to visit thanks to its laid-back lifestyle, gorgeous scenery and exhilarating activities.… Read moreRead More
Porto is situated along the Douro River in Northern Portugal and is the second-largest city in Portugal after Lisbon. Almost 2 million people live in the Porto metro area. A favorite destination in western Europe, Porto was awarded best destination by the Best European Destinations Agency in 2017.
Travelers who explore the areas around Porto are in for great experiences. Ancient archaeological sites abound, such as the Celtic village of Citania de Briteiros.… Read moreRead More
In Central and Eastern Europe, you’ll find some of the most spectacular landscapes, and architecture — castles, churches, and war memorials — as well as some of the most colorful, inviting cultures in the world. But what’s the best way to see it all? An AmaWaterways cruise down the Danube River, of course.
The journey begins with a guided tour through the beautiful medieval city of Nuremberg where you’ll see the Imperial Castle, the famous town wall, and the legendary fountain of Market Square.… Read moreRead More
East meets West in the city of Abu Dhabi. Located in the middle of a stunning desert landscape, the city is the capital of the United Arab Emirates.
Abu Dhabi is not only steeped in history, but it is also vibrant, inclusive, and welcoming. Travelers to the emirate will experience majestic dunes, hundreds of miles of stunning coastlines, towering mountains, breathtaking architecture, world-class shopping, dining and entertainment, and so much more.… Read moreRead More