It's embarkation day! You’re off on that most relaxing of vacations, a cruise! But when you arrive at the cruise terminal your luggage (with well-marked luggage tags) is whisked away from you with the promise that it’ll be in your cruise cabin later that day. If you know what to pack in your carry on … Continue reading 25 Essential Things to Pack in Your Cruise Carry-On Bag (2022)
Nothing says 'bucket List' like a Mediterranean cruise vacation! Blue seas, balmy winds, and Instagram-worthy ports of call. But for first time cruisers in the Mediterranean, packing for a luxury cruise in Europe can be a challenge. What to wear on a Mediterranean cruise is very different from what you'd wear on a Caribbean cruise. … Continue reading Packing Smart for a Luxury Mediterranean Cruise in 2022 (free packing list)
How to plan a trip to Europe which is both exciting and relaxing. Combine city days with slow travel to make the most of your European travel and come home relaxed and refreshed.
How to visit, and enjoy, Venice away from the crowds. Suggestions for neighborhoods to explore to get a feel for the iconic city.
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 Best Things to Do in Barcelona in One Day … or longer!
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 do in Sorrento? Your cruise ship will offer many options for your day - but what … Continue reading Best Excursions from Sorrento: Pompeii, Capri, Positano
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 One Day in Dubrovnik: how to make the best of your day in port