Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Budapest to Bucharest - Cruising Eastern Europe

By Frances Howell

When a friend first suggested a river cruise to celebrate our respective retirements I never thought a year later I’d actually be on board the Viking Embla floating down the Danube. It did not disappoint; in fact, it far exceeded my expectations. Read more here.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Making the most of Auckland, New Zealand

When planning my recent trip to New Zealand’s largest city, I expected to find plenty of things to see and do. As it turned out, there is as much to do outside of Auckland as there is within its borders. Read more here.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Making the most of Christchurch, New Zealand

This is a compilation of three earlier articles on visiting Christchurch.


Christchurch, New Zealand, a city that was devastated by a major earthquake in February 2011, has a long way to go before it has fully recovered but still has much to offer visitors today. Read more here.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Making the most of Dubai

The most amazing thing about Dubai - the bustling, modern city on the Persian Gulf in the United Arab Emirates - is that as recently as 50 years ago, almost none of what is there today even existed. Read more here.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

MIAMI BEACH: No tipping necessary (it's included!)

If you're traveling to Miami Beach, Florida, you may find it helpful to know that most of the bars and restaurants in the area add an automatic gratuity (tip) to their checks. The establishment's tip policy is usually noted somewhere on the menu and, if an automatic gratuity is included, it will be indicated on the bill by the word "gratuity," "service," "service charge" or something similar. Read more here.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Making the most of Montréal

Montréal, Quebec is one of North America's most popular travel destinations. It is world-renowned for its European style, numerous festivals, world-class cuisine and its history, and is a delightful place to visit. Here are some recommendations intended to help you make the most of Montréal.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Montréal: ‘Beyond the Bagel’ food tour

Montréal’s heritage includes a wide range of contributions brought to the area by Jewish people, primarily from Eastern Europe, who came to the city seeking asylum from war, conflicts and persecution. Visiting the areas many still call home can provide visitors to the city valuable insight into the people themselves, as well as to the food they brought to the New World.