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

Rafting the Grand Canyon, an adventure in the American Southwest

You wake early. A million stars shine overhead, with the smudge of the Milky Way clearly seen. An occasional bat darts by as it gathers its nocturnal meals, and you duck into your sleeping bag until the danger is past. You are on the trip of a lifetime - an adventure in the American Southwest … Continue reading Rafting the Grand Canyon, an adventure in the American Southwest

Rome on an Angels and Demons Inspired Self-Guided Walking Tour

We're always looking for different approaches to our travel adventures - biking, photography, and foodie tours- but when we knew we were spending some time in Rome we decided to revisit one of our favorite novels - Angels and Demons by Dan Brown. We'd read this book when it was first published and remembered how … Continue reading Rome on an Angels and Demons Inspired Self-Guided Walking Tour

Okavango Delta Safari – an Authentic African Experience

The Okavango Delta in Botswana was the 1000th site designated as UNESCO as a world heritage site. I'm inclined to think that they saved that special number just for this environment as it is one of the most spectacular spots on earth. If you are traveling to the Okavango Delta, be prepared for the best … Continue reading Okavango Delta Safari – an Authentic African Experience

Popular Barcelona Experiences for a One Day Visit… or longer!

Barcelona rivals Paris in the beauty of its architecture and parks. We had visited years ago, but were jet-lagged and short of time, so didn't appreciate the city. When we booked a Windstar cruise out of Barcelona, we decided to add a few days to the trip to really get to know this enchanting city. … Continue reading Popular Barcelona Experiences for a One Day Visit… or longer!

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