Our top three optional shore excursions on a Viking Mediterranean Odyssey cruise
Geneva, Switzerland: A Captivating European Destination
Honoring Our Veterans and Fallen Soldiers in Normandy
Both Mr. TWS and I had looked forward to seeing the historic places of D-Day (June 6, 1944) in the Normandy region of France. These are the sites where the military forces of the United States, Great Britain, and Canada executed the largest amphibian invasion in history beginning their fight…
Castle Cruising from Rüdesheim to Koblenz
A cruise along the Middle Rhine River in Germany provides ample vistas of castles and fortresses — pretty, fairytale-like, majestic, imposing, some showing plenty of battle scars and the decay of old age.
Pompeii: Day Trip from Rome
Mr. TWS always looks forward to visiting historic places, especially those in which his interest had been sparked many years ago as a young boy in northern Wisconsin. Such was the case with Pompeii. So I’ve asked him to share his perspectives about our day trip from Rome to Pompeii…
After Hours in St. Mark’s Basilica
After our recent trip to Venice, we can give you our recommendation for the best way to visit St. Mark’s Basilica to avoid the crowds and make the most of the experience.
A Tale of Four Regions: Piedmont, Lombardy, Veneto, and Emilia-Romagna
It shouldn’t be surprising that art, literature, and music are essential aspects of northern Italy. Surrounded by stunning natural beauty, dramatic history, and deep cultural traditions, it’s easy to understand why writers, artists, and musicians have been enamored of and inspired by various locations in the four regions of Italy we visited on our latest trip — Piedmont, Lombardy, Veneto, and Emilia-Romagna.
Hungarian National Holiday: Celebrating Freedom
March 15th is a Hungarian national holiday, commemorating the 1848 revolution and democracy. During our visit to Budapest this week, we learned more about it.