Venice Off the Beaten Path

Venice is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and is on most travelers' bucket lists. But over-tourism is threatening much that makes this city so desirable to visit. St. Mark's Square, the Piazza San Marco, and adjacent alleys are so crowded that it's difficult to walk, let alone enjoy the architecture, or … Continue reading Venice Off the Beaten Path

What to Do With One Day in Rhodes: maximize your time with a private tour

When a world-traveling friend tells you that Rhodes is his FAVORITE destination, you put it on your list. That was the case for us, and the reason we booked a Windstar cruise featuring a full day in Rhodes. But what to do with only one day in Rhodes? How can we get the most out … Continue reading What to Do With One Day in Rhodes: maximize your time with a private tour

Best Excursions from Sorrento: Pompeii, Capri, Positano

The town of Sorrento is on most Mediterranean itineraries for a reason. No other place offers so much beauty, history, and recreation as this Italian port. For cruisers, there's a happy dilemma - what is the best thing to in Sorrento? Photo by Andy Holmes on Unsplash Pompeii (or Herculaneum)For first time visitors a tour … Continue reading Best Excursions from Sorrento: Pompeii, Capri, Positano

Sundowners: favorite sunset spots around the world

If you've ever experienced an African safari, you remember sundowners - the happy hour break taken wherever you happen to be when the sun begins to set. Your vehicle stops and your guide produces wine, beer, and the traditional gin and tonic. You soak in the scene - the peace and the beauty of sunset … Continue reading Sundowners: favorite sunset spots around the world

What to Do With One Day in Dubrovnik: maximize time with a private tour

Dubrovnik has been on our destination list forever. I’d visited Dubrovnik as a child and remember well the imposing walls and red roofs of the old city. Dave had never been and it was primarily for this port that we chose to take the Windstar cruise – Italy and the Dalmatian Coast.  As our ship … Continue reading What to Do With One Day in Dubrovnik: maximize time with a private tour