It’s time for the French Riviera to step aside and make way for Croatia. With hundreds of islands nestled in the crystal clear Adriatic Sea this is the new destination for luxury travel. Let’s take a look at why Croatia is making its mark as the must visit destination for luxury travel enthusiasts.
Croatia is quickly emerging as the glamorous jewel in Eastern Europe’s crown. Set in the Mediterranean Sea, or more accurately the Adriatic Sea which is the most northerly subdivision of the Mediterranean, Croatia has hundreds of beautiful islands offering miles of beautiful coastline (over 2,500 miles to be exact!).
How many times have you returned from a busy touring vacation and thought, “Oh man, I need a vacation from my vacation”! Cruising one-way to or from your vacation destination may be the perfect solution.
A growing number of cruise lines are expanding their one-way itineraries. Once called repositioning cruises, that is not their sole purpose any longer. Cruise lines have recognized that travelers enjoy transiting from to their home port to a far away vacation destination.
I had heard about “Lisbon Fish & Flavours” which is held in Portugal’s capital city of Lisbon in April, and committed to attend this year. It was a great experience and real fun attending the festival.
This was the sixth year of “Lisbon Fish & Flavours” festival and it was a joy to taste freshly prepared seafood delicacies offered by some of the most famous chefs from Portugal and abroad. Renowned chefs who displayed their culinary skills included Vitor Sobral, Marlene Vieira, Tomoaki Kanazawa, Miguel Castro Silva, Alexandre Silva, José Avillez (Portugal), Mauro Uliassi, Nuno Barros, Nuno Diniz (Italy), Adrien Trouilloud, Bertílio Gomes (France), Bella Masano, Virgilio Martinez, Fausto Airoldi (Brazil), among others.
In a castle courtyard, at the Fountain of Cats, a beautiful young woman collects drinking water. By chance a young man sees her there and falls deeply in love… This story of youthful passion is in fact an old Catalonian folk song, but the setting is no figment of imagination! The Font de Gats […]
How To Sample the Delights of the Uffizi, Florencene The legendary Uffizi Gallery in Florence is considered one of the world’s oldest art museums and possesses what may be the greatest collection of Renaissance art found anywhere. The Uffizi was built in 1560 for the ruling Medici family to serve as a complex of […]
London has a dark and grimy side hidden beneath the cosmopolitan city and has played home to some of the most infamous criminals throughout history. A large number of these famous crime scenes are still standing and make a great place to visit for fans of the macabre. In this article I share with you […]
While staying in Italy most folks choose a base in an established, international hotel chain in the major urban centres. However, some of the more romantic and memorable accommodations are to be found in converted, traditional Italian villas and secular buildings that are scattered around the rich Tuscan countryside. There are many Tuscany villas for […]
When people think of the perfect meal in London, a huge variety of experiences can come to mind. From Michelin-starred restaurants, to authentic curries in Brick Lane, the city is home to a huge variety of delicious dining options. For people looking to step outside their comfort zone and discover something new, London also features […]
It may be over 50 years since they formed, but to this date still no music act has managed to surpass The Beatles in terms of record sales or eminence. Fans of the ‘world’s first popstar group’ exist all over the world, and there is only one city to visit for the ultimate Beatles experience: […]
One of the most rewarding aspects of barge cruising in France is that you have a chance to experience all the exotic French cuisine along your route. You can go ashore and explore fine restaurants, stop by out-of-the way cafes, and perhaps even learn a few tricks of your own. But what if the fine […]
The small town of St. Ives is the most popular holiday destination in Cornwall and it is easy to see why. We first travelled to St Ives for a summer break a few years ago, having been encouraged to visit the area by close friends who also have young children. Like them we fell in […]
Mountain Biking in South Wales With its close proximity to the M4 and an excellent variety of terrain, South Wales is a first class destination for keen mountain bikers and cyclists. Thanks to an abundance of valleys carved hundreds of millennia ago by melting glaciers, the landscape there rivals the Scottish highlands and the Peak […]
As celebrities and the uber-rich have demand even more luxury and indulgence, the 5-star rating is no longer sufficient indication that the hotel is the best. Six-star has yet to come of age, but there are still incredible suites and rooms in the world’s most expensive hotels that command a tariff more than the average […]
Mykonos stands out as one of the most desired stops on a cruise among the islands of Greece. With so much to choose from, here are top things to do while your on the island of Mykonos. Windswept, remote and simply beautiful, the Greek island of Mykonos is a little over 40 square miles of […]
Lind and I have just returned from attending Cruise Shipping Miami, a global cruise conference that brings together the world’s major cruise lines, destination representatives and ship building suppliers – quite a heady experience! For three days we attended seminars, chatted with cruise line CEOs and learned about where the world of cruising is headed […]
Amsterdam is a popular destination with visitors bustling, vibrant and packed with things to see and do. Known for its legalization of prostitution and relaxed attitude to cannabis, this laid-back city is pretty safe, with little in the way of violent crime. However, it’s always wise to be cautious when on holiday so follow these […]
Parador Amour! Fall in Love with Spain’s Best Kept Accommodation Secret Staying in an historic Parador of Spain is an infinitely more exciting way to see the country than staying in a hotel that is indistinguishable from any other resort. A Parador stay will give you a much deeper inside into the past, present and […]
Practical advice to avoid theft and outsmart pickpockets and scoundrels while traveling in Europe. So you’re on your romantic weekend break to Paris with your partner and everything’s going so well you can’t believe your luck. You go to an ice cream parlor to treat yourself, but as you reach into your back pocket, you […]
A Quick Guide To The Best Ski Resorts Close to Athens Greece Believe it or not, skiing is a popular activity in Greece! Do not let those brochures and flyers of the deep blue Mediterranean waters fool you into thinking that this is all there is to Greece. You only need to look at the […]
Looking for family-friendly days out that suit everyone isn’t always easy. Leaving kids to sit around the house all day at the weekend or during school holidays isn’t great either. If you are looking for days out the whole family can enjoy, the north west of England has a good number of places they will […]