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
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
Autumn’s beautiful array of colors – golden yellows, deep reds and bright oranges – are on display in one of the most picturesque places in the world. Prepare to be dazzled by Mother Nature and get ready to embrace autumn’s grandeur in Germany. While known for its beer gardens, fairytale castles, medieval towns and scenic rivers, there’s more to discover as you travel the Romantic Road.… 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
If you’re a Poldark fan like me, you’ve probably wondered where the scenes for the popular PBS Masterpiece series were filmed. Who can blame you? Cornwall, in all its wild and captivating beauty, has been, without question, one of the show’s brightest stars.
From the majestic coastlines to the haunting moorlands and quaint villages, the world of Poldark is seemingly magical.… Read moreRead More