Viking. More than just Norse ships and pillaging

If you’re a traveler, you’ve likely taken at least one cruise in your life.  And, chances are good that you may have boarded a Viking Cruise ship:  they are some of the best and most forward-thinking cruise lines in the world. But, Viking goes beyond by also informing and entertaining us with their ongoing Viking.tv online events. As well as…

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Katarina – you must have seen her

Everyone loves a cruise.  Romance, food, the water and dreamy locations.  It pulls us with little or no effort. But how about something even more special?  How about a cruise of your own – just you and your friends and / or family – in some of the most picturesque locations on earth. Our affiliate friends, Katarina Line cruises, have…

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EasyJet – easy to get!

EasyJet – easy get!  New holidays to the Italian lakes We’re super happy to welcome EasyJet Holidays to our group of affiliate friends. If you know Europe (and if you know us) EasyJet is a travel brand that we not only feature, but have also used again and again in our travels.  And now they have stretched beyond jets ……

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Doesn’t ring a bell

If you’re an avid traveler, you’ve probably been to all of the top spots:  Venice, Paris, Buenos Aires, New York etc.  But you may have only scratched the scratch of what the world has to offer. This article highlights some of the world’s least travelled locations.   Some of them are big names – Monaco, for example, but some may be…

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Blast resort

As of this writing, the dark Covid clouds are starting to disappear and people are dreaming about traveling again.  And, many are looking forward to all-inclusive resorts. While some travelers look at all-inclusive resorts as an exciting opportunity to let all their normal rules and restrictions go hang, others may find the bounty overwhelming, even stressful. They worry about putting…

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Be Right Back!

Here’s an interesting new concept – London’s BeRightBack.travel Built to help you always have travel in your calendar. BRB is the world’s first travel subscription company. Focused on Europe, the execution is pretty straightforward: Choose your trip types Build your bucketlist Select your preferred airports Create your trips Unlike a gym, you can cancel at any time with no minimum…

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When Josie comes home

Spring, winter, summer or fall, British Columbia, Canada, is always a relaxing and sometimes awe-inspiring destination.  From the mountains to the oceans to the cities, BC will keep you busy with things to do.  While you’re there, try the Josie Hotel in Rossland. Located slopeside at RED Mountain Resort, The Josie Hotel unearths Rossland ’s most precious adventures while providing…

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Starry, starry night

Imagine a place where we feel covered by a majestic starry sky. Right in the middle of Alentejo, Portugal is the wonderful Alqueva sky is like dark velvet cloaked by a huge blanket of stars. It is a protected area and internationally certified as a Dark Sky Reserve, or “Starlight Tourism Destination”, which extends over an area of about 3000…

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Spy-‘r-land

Bond is back!  But not as Bond . . .  James Bond star Pierce Brosnan is in a new film.  It’s the result of Tourism Ireland teaming up with the Irish Film and Television Academy to create a series of short videos to showcase Ireland. Pierce speaks of his love for his native land, while the video shows Ross Castle in…

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RISONARE Nasu

Hoshino Resorts RISONARE Nasu is located in Nasu. Mt. Jeans Ski Resort is worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area’s popular attractions can visit Nasu Highland Park and Nasu Safari Park. Nasu Animal Kingdom and SL Land Museum are also worth visiting. Tokyo-based Klein Dytham Architecture has designed PokoPoko as…

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Slow boat o’ Kyoto

Hoshinoya Kyoto is a beautiful Kyoto ryokan, situated away from the crowds, in an place of tranquil scenery that continues to bedazzle travelers. Arashiyama is one of the most singular of scenic locations in Kyoto. Many international tourists who visit hope to to see the seasonal scenery, and the locale is brimming with visitors year-round. Located within eyesight not far…

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Purple Noon

Our pals at OMIO sure know Europe.  Planes, trains or automobiles, they can do it. But, like the rest of us, they’re stuck at home, too.  So they have – just in time – published their latest version of The Window Seat, their travelogue. Travel (or romance for that matter) might be tricky at the moment, but that doesn’t mean…

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Shipload of Love

Given the state of travel nowadays, it’s nice to hear something good.  And Virgin Voyages is offering to bring a smile to someone who deserves it.   “We can name a few things: the freedom of setting out on a new journey, the promise of fresh experiences, the sun cresting the horizon at the start of every new day, and memories…

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Have a night in – at a Hyatt

Take a break from the routine, keep it local, and enjoy a truly unique stay with Hyatt Night In. Perfect for a weeknight escape or a weekend staycation. Book and stay at a participating hotel by September 12, 2021 and you’ll enjoy: Signature culinary– or wellbeing-themed experience unique to each hotel Early check-in (as early as 8am) Late checkout (as…

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Olde Worlde Europe

It comes as no surprise that Europe has been around for almost ever.  And, ancient Europe – crumbly castles and all – are still in place for us to marvel, gasp and dream about. Medieval times—most often called the Middle Ages—refers to a period of about 1000 years between the fall of the Roman Empire and the onset of the Renaissance in Europe. The…

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Farewell to a travel pioneer

We’re sure that the name Sandals is well-known to almost everyone who loves to travel.  One of our affiliates, Sandals offers luxurious and unforgettable holidays at their all-inclusive resorts all around the world. This short post is to pay tribute and say “au revoir” to Sandals founder, Butch Stewart, who passed away on 4 January, 2021. Gordon “Butch” Stewart’s love…

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Technology

Please welcome our new contributor, Beyond Adventures.  With an incredibly diverse past, she has lots of topics to choose from.  Today, it’s all about technology.  “My day starts with coffee or tea, a slice of toast with jam, and fruit while catching up with the world via social media. My gotos? Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and occasionally Reddit. This tends to…

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2020? Boom!

From our friends at Vegas Insider:  “Las Vegas Kissed Off 2020 with a BOOM and we are very optimistic of the future 2021 holds for us all! If you missed the live event, you the highlights can view here. As we look toward a brighter 2021, we’ve are excited for all the hotel, restaurants, attractions and shows that are safely…

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Bermuda saluda

History lesson.  Bermuda, a British Dependent Territory, consists of about 138 islands and islets, with all the major islands aligned on a hook-shaped, but roughly east-west, axis and connected together by road bridges. Despite this complexity, Bermudians usually refer to Bermuda as “the island”. The islands are composed of low hills separated by fertile depressions, and interspersed with a complex…

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How to build a boat

At one time or another most of up wish for a languid, luxurious and romantic cruise.   We marvel at the sheer size, scale and magnificence of cruise ships. But did you ever wonder what goes into making these ships the dream vessels that they are?  Well wonder no more, as this short video tells the tale – by Adam Tihany,…

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