Versatile new ships ply Europe, celebrate America and offer adventure
River cruises have been hot, hot, hot the past few years, with river cruise lines plunking more and more ships onto waterways each spring. The Mississippi River now has two paddle wheelers, and in Europe, scores of ships are plying rivers such as the Rhine, the Danube, the Seine, the Rhone, the Elbe and others. Today's river ships have huge windows for prime viewing of castles and cows, vineyards and cities. Another river cruise advantage is easily viewing two regions, such as Vietnam and Cambodia. Some land travel is mixed with river sailing, but it's still an easier Southeast Asian journey than trying to do... Read More »
July 10, 2014
While many wine aficionados flock to Napa Valley, on the East Coast, upstate New York is making a name for itself with several wine regions, including the Niagara wine region – nestled next to Lake Ontario. A unique microclimate has primed this area to develop vineyards, and over the past 10 years the region has perfected its Rieslings, fruit wine, ice wine, and cider. Now, Buffalo-Niagara is a becoming competitive food and wine getaway with more 20 outstanding wineries.
July 7, 2014
Less than 200 miles from Music City's center are the Great Smoky Mountains - one of the most visually-inspiring sites in the country. No matter what kind of adventure travelers prefer - rustic and romantic, with trips to the local artisan workshops, to luxurious living with a gourmet meal followed by a dip in a secluded hot tub, Appalachia has it all.
July 3, 2014
Needing to heat things up in the love department? We have the perfect weekend plans already made for you in cities including San Francisco, Savannah, Chicago, Seattle, New York, Boston and Santa Barbara. What are you waiting for? A spicy weekend awaits!
June 30, 2014
Thousands points of interest surround the five lakes that make up the Great Lakes. From waterfalls to other unique natural features such as dunes and cliffs, camping at one of the many national or state parks or simply taking in the local attractions, traversing along the Great Lakes makes one appreciate the world’s largest body of fresh water.