By Robert Yost Hotel Andra (SEATTLE, WA)-We always stay the night before and after a cruise in the port city of embarkation and disembarkation. So for our recent Seattle based Alaska cruise on Holland America, we looked for a fun, affordable boutique property in the city. We stayed at the Hotel Andra, which is an […]
The cruise industry in Australia has been experiencing an astonishing growth. 10 years ago, there were only a few cruise companies dedicated to the Australia market. Today, more luxurious ships are seen docking in the ports of Australia’s major cities. This anticipated development is good news to cruising enthusiasts and avid travelers as it paves […]
By Arie Boris If you have always wanted to escape to a small, upscale French boutique hotel in the south of France, then cruising on Le Boreal is for you! This new and very chic vessel is so French in every way: interior design, cuisine, French staff, and guests. You will feel transported regardless of […]
Malaga is one of Spain’s most dynamic cities, offering a wide array of attractions and activities. A full itinerary is to be expected because there’s just so much to explore in the area. Whether you are into beaches, hiking trails, splendid monuments, gastronomy or retail therapy, finding the perfect fit in this city is easy. […]
Montenegro may be a small country in the Balkans, but it has a lot to offer to visitors who are looking to experience a relaxing vacation. If it a coastal area that you are seeking, then head out to town of Budva, one of the most popular holiday coastal towns in the country. Located on the central section of the Montenegrin coast, Budva is a dream come true for nature lovers as it is adorned with nice beaches occupying the town’s surrounding coastline.
Turin is no doubt the chocolate capital of Italy. It is here where you can find the famous cioccolato caldo, a very thick, a little bitter chocolate drink topped with whipped cream, and always served hot. The hot chocolate, espresso-like drink called Sample bicerin is also a top seller and tourist attraction, as it is can be found only in Turin.
However, the city’s ultimate chocolate symbol is the clove-shaped Gianduiotto, which is an original creation of Turin. As far back as the 18th century, Turin was already a chocolate trading powerhouse. This is when the Gianduiotto was born. The mixing of chocolate with hazelnuts was the Turino chocolatiers way of maximizing the limited supply of cocoa beans in the midst of the British cocoa ban during the Napoleonic wars.
Located on the English Channel off the coast of Normandy, France, the Channel Islands form an archipelago which is a proclaimed a British Crown Dependency. The main islands namely Guernsey, Herm, Jersey, Alderney, and Sark are different from one another but are equally exciting.
Guernsey is reputed for seafood, spectacular landscapes and over five centuries of history. Herm is a mecca for beach lovers for its white sand beaches with clear blue waters. Alderney will entice lovers of nature and peaceful retreat. Sark will charm those who want to escape busy cities and seek the rustic experience where no cars or buses abound. Jersey will be loved by those who enjoy a sophisticated city with relaxing beach escapes.