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Daytrips from Zurich: the lake cruise

Posted by on Mar 18, 2017 in Cities, Cruise ports, Cruises, Cultural Travel, Europe, Family travel, Ferries, Historic Travel, International, Switzerland | 2 comments

Daytrips from Zurich: the lake cruise

Getting out on the lake is one of the most delightful way of seeing the area around Lake Zurich

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The best of Zurich in 24 hours

Posted by on Mar 14, 2017 in boats, Cities, Cruises, Cultural Travel, Europe, Ferries, Fine dining, Food and Wine, Historic Travel, Hotels, International, Luxury travel, Mountains, Restaurants, Switzerland, Train travel, Trains | 2 comments

The best of Zurich in 24 hours

Zurich is Switzerland’s largest city, the dynamic and cosmopolitan financial and technology center…

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Hotel Schweizerhof in Lucerne named Best Historic Hotel in Europe

Posted by on Nov 30, 2016 in Cities, Cruises, Cultural Travel, Europe, Family travel, Ferries, Historic Travel, Hotels, International, Literary Travel, Luxury travel, Mountains, Restaurants, Switzerland | 2 comments

Hotel Schweizerhof in Lucerne named Best Historic Hotel in Europe

It has been the hotel of choice of royalty, celebrities, politicians, industrialists, musicians and more. And now the it has been named Best Historic Hotel in Europe by Historic Hotels Worldwide.

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Dining in Lucerne: the grand, the historic and the delightful

Posted by on Nov 27, 2016 in boats, Cities, Cruises, Cultural Travel, Family travel, Ferries, Festivals, Fine dining, Food and Wine, Historic Travel, Hotels, International, Mountains, Multigenerational travel, Restaurants, Switzerland, Train travel | 0 comments

Dining in Lucerne: the grand, the historic and the delightful

The Old Town is a charming restaurant and café area and the grand lakefront hotels have fine restaurants with outdoor seating. And just beyond the waterfront are hidden gems with charming dining rooms and garden dining.

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All in a day in Lucerne, Switzerland

Posted by on Nov 27, 2016 in Cities, Cruises, Cultural Travel, Europe, Family travel, Ferries, Fine dining, Food and Wine, Historic Travel, Hotels, International, Literary Travel, Luxury travel, Mountains, Restaurants, Switzerland, Train travel, Trains | 2 comments

All in a day in Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne’s magnificent natural surroundings, temperate climate, city amenities, Old World charm, and easy access by road and rail has attracted travelers for over 200 years. It is one of the top tourist resorts in Switzerland.

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Mt. Pilatus: a voyage on a boat, train, cable cars and a bus

Posted by on Nov 27, 2016 in boats, Cruises, Cultural Travel, Europe, Family travel, Ferries, Fine dining, Food and Wine, Historic Travel, Hotels, International, Mountains, Multigenerational travel, Restaurants, Switzerland, Train travel, Trains | 2 comments

Mt. Pilatus: a voyage on a boat, train, cable cars and a bus

During our visit to Lucerne we rode a classic steamboat across the lake to the world’s steepest cogwheel railway at Mt. Pilatus.

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The Flavour Trail on L’Isle-aux-Coudres

Posted by on Jul 6, 2015 in Canada, Cruises, Cultural Travel, Ferries, Festivals, Food and Wine, Historic Travel, International, North America, Québec | 2 comments

The Flavour Trail on L’Isle-aux-Coudres

Five stops on the Flavour Trail in the province of Quebec’s Charlevoix region are along the sixteen mile route around L’Isle-aux-Coudres.

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The ultimate road trip in southwestern Nova Scotia

Posted by on Aug 19, 2014 in Canada, Canada, Cruises, Cultural Travel, Ferries, Festivals, Food and Wine, Historic Travel, Hotels, International, Maritime Provinces, North America | 4 comments

The ultimate road trip in southwestern Nova Scotia

With the new Nova Star taking passengers and cars from Portland, Maine to Yarmouth, in the southwestern part of Nova Scotia, we decided to take a week-long road trip to explore this end of the province.

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A cruise to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia aboard the new Nova Star

Posted by on Jul 24, 2014 in Canada, Canada, Cities, Cruise ports, Cruises, Ferries, Food and Wine, Historic Travel, International, Maine, Maritime Provinces, North America, Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia, Ocean Cruises | 11 comments

A cruise to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia aboard the new Nova Star

We recently cruised round trip between Portland, Maine and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia aboard the new Nova Star, which began service on May 15, 2014.

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Catalina Island: Island of Romance

Posted by on Jul 4, 2014 in California, Cruises, Cultural Travel, Family travel, Ferries, Festivals, Historic Travel, Hotels, North America, United States | 0 comments

Catalina Island: Island of Romance

Catalina Island is a place to relax, to find adventure, and a renowned island of romance. Just an hour by boat or fifteen minutes by helicopter or private plane from the Los Angeles area, this sunny island resort with crystal clear waters and cool ocean breezes might be a distance of twenty-six miles but it feels a million miles away.

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