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Windstar’s transformed Star Class ships partner with James Beard Foundation

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Windstar Cruises has distinguished itself once again with the new partnership with the James Beard Foundation. Long known for its fleet of 148 to 342 passenger masted sailing ships and all-suite yachts…

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Best cities to visit: How Quebec City’s top experiences stem from its roots

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Quebec City is known for offering relaxing change of pace in a place known for the quality of its gastronomy, accommodations, and authentic cultural experiences. And its roots run deep.

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Safe travels: Viking Orion in Bermuda

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We were headed for Bermuda’s capital, Hamilton, and the Viking Orion. This was our first trip since the pandemic began…

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Hotel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland

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We arrived in Lucerne by train from Zurich, a journey of just under an hour. Our short walk to the 5-star Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern took us across a bridge lined with flowers to a lakefront promenade shaded by chestnut trees. We entered Hotel Schweizerhof and found ourselves immersed in the area’s history.

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Stockholm, Sweden

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This city of fourteen islands connected by 57 bridges is found on the east coast of Sweden where the fresh water of Lake Mälaren flows into the salt water of the Baltic Sea.

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Québec City: Live the history

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As the most European and oldest colonial city in North America, the capital of the province of Québec exudes an Old World charm and a continental flair that attracts millions of visitors a year.

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Viking Ocean Cruises: Viking Homelands Cruise from Bergen to Stockholm

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Viking Ocean Cruises offers a Viking Homelands cruise between Bergen, Norway’s charming former Hanseatic town and gateway to the fjords, and Stockholm, Sweden’s grand capital city of 14-islands linked by 57 bridges.

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Viking Ocean Cruises’ Viking Jupiter

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We booked our Viking Ocean Cruise for all that it is. We loved it for what it is not. Here’s why.

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The St. Anthony Hotel: The Queen of San Antonio

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Whenever we travel, especially to a city we haven’t experienced before, we look for hotels that are part of the area’s history. That was just what we found at the St. Anthony Hotel in San Antonio, Texas.

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Four sides of Switzerland: a microcosm of European cultures

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Switzerland was named the #1 country in the world for the third year in a row by U. S. News and World Report.

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The Chautauqua Harbor Hotel, Celoron, New York

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The Chautauqua Harbor Hotel opened on the shores of Chautauqua Lake with a rustic wood and stone accented theme that fits right in with its natural setting.

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The Groton Inn, Groton, Massachusetts

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You might spot a horse drawn carriage awaiting a happy couple when you approach the Groton Inn. This newly rebuilt property has maintained its reputation as a popular choice for social and corporate events.

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Clayton, New York, and the Thousand Islands

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Sightseeing excursions cruise the St. Lawrence River past the summer “castles” of the Thousand Islands.

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A Taste of the Finger Lakes and 1000 Islands: the flavors of autumn 

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New York’s Finger Lakes and Thousand Island areas offer some of the best color and flavors of autumn. 

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Exploring Boston from the other side

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U.S. News & World Report named Boston the #1 Best Summer Vacation Destination in New England for its sights, culture and food. 

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Portland, Maine: a getaway by land and sea 

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The Portland by Land and by Sea package is a four day, three night getaway that includes a one night stay on the mainland followed by two nights on an island in the harbor. There is time to explore the attractions of the city then relax at a private island enclave in a unique historic setting.

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The Nonantum Resort, Kennebunkport, Maine

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If you are not on the guest list for the Bush family compound, then the family-owned Nonantum Resort is a next best option for a stay in Kennebunkport.

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JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa

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The Texas-sized JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa is the largest JW Marriott Resort in the world.

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Local food and drinks aboard a Viking River Cruise.

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One of the pleasures of travel is experiencing the local foods and drinks. And that is just one of the things we have enjoyed on our Viking River cruises.

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St. Augustine, Florida: a step back to grandeur of the Gilded Age and Downton Abbey

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Sunbirds and vacationers heading south have a unique opportunity to step back to the Gilded Age in St. Augustine, Florida. 

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