Cruises have always had an air of adventure and romance to them. It’s exciting to discover new places, try new foods, and experience new cultures. And there’s the romance of alone time with someone, candlelit tables-for-two at dinner, lounging side-by-side in the sun, enjoying a show together or dancing in the evening.
No trip to Panama would be complete without a visit to the Caribbean islands of Bocas del Toro, near the Panama-Costa Rica border. We had the chance to visit twice while we lived in Panama City, the first time during the country’s Carnival celebration and the second time when we needed a break from city life. We got some nice photos while there so I thought you’d like to see them, in case you’re thinking about visiting.
If you dread feeling closed in by Dubrovnik’s ancient city walls there’s a refreshing, wooded alternative nearby where you can breathe fresh air and relax. Just south of Dubrovnik is a small harbor town named Cavtat. Though travelers have been going there for years, we’d not have known it if our driver hadn’t recommended that we drive a few minutes down the coast to see it.
Although Dubrovnik may be the Pearl of the Adriatic, Cavtat (pronounced tsavtat) is a pearl in its own right. It is the complete mirror opposite of busy Dubrovnik: Read the rest of this entry »
Dan and I had the chance to spend a day in Dubrovnik while we were on our recent Mediterranean cruise. It’s one of the cities I’ve always wanted to visit because of those photos of its stunning tile-red roofs and medieval stone buildings jutting out into the middle of the sparkling, azure blue Adriatic Sea.
Dubrovnik is widely known as the “Pearl of the Adriatic.” Couple that with the fact that CNN included it in its list of the Ten Best Medieval Walled Cities and that it is UNESCO World Heritage Site worthy. Yes, Dubrovnik is most definitely a must-see place.
In between these canyon walls outside Ubud lies some of the most fertile land in all of Bali. Like most of the others of the Indonesian archipelago, this beautiful island was built by volcanoes and the mineral-rich soil and generous rainfall are ideal for the growth of rice. Don’t miss a chance to see them …
Night descends on the Grand Canal in Venice As twilight approaches lights appear over Venice’s Grand Canal. Restaurant-goers and tourists meander along its banks past craft shops, resting gondolas and canal-side restaurants. Such is a summer evening in Venice.
We visited a stunning old world city full of charm, warm friendly people and very good food. Here is a small selection of our photos of Lisbon, Portugal. We hope it gives you a bit of a sense of what the city is all about. Lisbon Portugal in Pictures You can easily get around the …