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
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
The Rhône valley of France is home to one of the most prolific wine-growing regions on earth with over 1,800 wineries of all sizes producing a variety of vintages. The region is also one of the most historic in Europe with a healthy collection of UNESCO World Heritage sites including ancient Roman monuments, theaters and structures as well as the distinctive towns of Avignon and Lyon.… 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
Who among us hasn’t dreamed of being on a beautiful beach somewhere sipping a nice frozen daiquiri? But did you know that the original daiquiri was not a frozen drink as we envision it today?
This famous drink was named after Daiquirí, a small village 14 miles east of Santiago de Cuba. The town of Daiquirí was a focal point during the U.S.… Read moreRead More