Eat your way across Europe

One of the biggest pleasures of traveling Europe is the food. Every country has traditional and unique dishes to try, giving us the inspiration to spice up our own home cooking. While we can’t get out to Europe’s food markets to pick up culinary ideas and souvenirs, let us help you to taste your destination by guiding you through 9…

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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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Can you Caño?

If you really want to get away, then we have the place for you. Those in the know realise that Colombia is now shining in the sun, again.  Most of its troubles are in the past and it is fast becoming a top destination.  Lovely, friendly people, an endless array of activities throughout the country, and world-class food, wine and,…

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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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EasyJet just got easier

A few months back, we published an article about some of Europe’s low-cost airlines, such as EasyJet and Ryanair.  They offer some super deals to jet your way across the continent and are worth checking out. It was somewhat cumbersome to book them if you were outside of the EU.  But, now it’s easy peasy using Expedia’s updated listings.  Here…

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Airline food

Perhaps it’s just us (I doubt it,) but we can’t imagine travelers looking forward to airline food, especially in this day and age.  Packets of pretzels generally do not make us squeal with delight anymore. But, always posh and always positive British Airways have anticipated our needs before we did and are now offering their 20,000 foot fare in the…

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Go back, in time

When you think about it – especially if you travel often – it feels like the process of boarding an airplane is rarely seamless and rarely enjoyable.  To be fair, it is a complex process when you consider the logistics that the airlines need to factor in.  And, of course, there is always the “performance variability” of we humans as…

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Highly caffeinated things to do at airports

There are few things worse than a four-hour layover at the airport while you’re salivating to get to your destination.  How many times can you walk past the magazine stand? In some countries, such as the UK, there are people known as “anoraks” who pace up and down the long – and usually crowded – aisles diligently taking notes of…

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Medieval nights

As you most likely know, Europe is filled with history.  Right at your fingertips, you can touch – and even spend the night – in buildings that are hundreds, if not thousands, of years old.  In some cities, you literally bump into one incredible structure after another.  The fact that Europe still has so many of its wonders is a…

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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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See places new, mon

Have you ever been to Trelawny?  Chances are good that you may not have even heard of it.  It’s in Jamaica, and it’s just one of the destinations offered by our new affiliate friends, AmstarDMC. AmstarDMC provides world-class destination services. From handpicked destination experiences to private VIP itineraries, plus a wide range of transportation options, they deliver the kind of…

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Isle de Granville

Granville Island is a de rigueur activity when you visit Vancouver.  There are dozens of boutique shops, selling things like bespoke art, vodka and … brooms. The main draw – and in many ways you will draw deep breaths – is the Market.  There are dozens of food stalls, but the main attraction is the gob-smacking fresh fruit and vegetable…

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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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Spongebob on the Riviera

Who doesn’t love SpongeBob Squarepants, the charismatic ocean dweller who has, likely, been drinking too much “sea water”? Speaking of charisma, Karisma Hotels will be opening a new Nickelodeon property on the Riviera Maya in Mexico, starting on  Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts doesn’t compromise, combining unparalleled family fun with an elevated resort experience. Kids will love the iconic Nickelodeon characters…

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Zoom, but no boom

Few of us were fortunate enough to fly the Concorde supersonic aircraft.  I knew someone who did, and when I asked him – excitedly – how it was, his only comment was “cramped.”  But, to be able to fly from New York City to London in three hours is still something that is mouth-wateringly appealing.  Still, today’s airlines don’t seem…

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Don’t be a sloucher with your vouchers

It may be hard to believe we’re coming up on one year since most of the world’s countries snapped their borders shut to foreign tourists. Or…maybe it’s not so hard to believe. This year has felt like a decade. As the coronavirus began to spread all those months ago, thousands of flights were canceled. And that left many would-be travelers…

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Your Sandals are ready, madam

Sandals Emerald Bay, Golf, Tennis & Spa Resort in Great Exuma, The Bahamas, has officially reopened its doors, welcoming guests back with its warm Bahamian hospitality and enhanced health and safety measures in place to guarantee travelers’ peace of mind through the Sandals Platinum Protocols of Cleanliness. Sandals Emerald Bay, with its unique blend of sophistication and seclusion, marks the…

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Emergin’ Virgin

Despite its 24-hour party people mantra, Las Vegas has not escaped the  wreckage that is Covid-19. When the pandemic arrived, the economic shutdown hit Las Vegas harder than any other major city in America — and the impact rippled far beyond the famous Strip. Economist Jeremy Aguero described the local job losses as staggering, with the highest unemployment rates ever reported by a…

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Don’t pretend to be: be!

A devastating loss can shatter the façade we put up for others, exposing our deepest, rawest self. A work of art can do the same. Don’t show off! Don’t pretend to be, be!’ The piercing voice of my stern ballet teacher with the stick and the square glasses still echoes in my mind. These two sentences were standard at almost…

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