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Australia: Beyond the Sunshine and Sparkling Shores

Australia, Outdoor Activities

Australia is often touted by tourists as a glittering paradise of pristine beaches, blue skies, and crashing waves – a place where locals are...

Cambodian Herbal Massage

Cambodia, Wellness

Cambodian Herbal Massage Photo courtesy of Joanna Read I stumble out of the spa, so relaxed I have trouble forming the words “aur k...

Now there are Food Adventure Tours for Vegans, Too

Thailand, Dining

Vegan travel can be a challenge. In some favorite destinations, a bag of nuts in your bag at all times is essential to keep hunger away while ...

America's Tallest Monument Park Transformed in Time for One of Nation's Biggest 4th July Parties

St. Louis, Missouri, Local Events

The view 630 feet above St. Louis from the top of its defining monument has changed after an immense, multi-year, $380-million renovation to the ci...

Video: Play for a Day on Holland America Line's Caribbean Private Island

River or Ocean Cruises

Think only the super rich and celebrities get the privileges of private islands?Guests aboard Holland America Line cruises in the Eastern Caribbean...

This Cruise Line has Plenty to Celebrate in Pride Month

River or Ocean Cruises

San Francisco, Toronto, Sydney, Berlin… Now you can add another destination to celebrate Pride Month: at Sea.  Celebrity Cruises held its firs...

South American Adventures You’ve Never Thought About

South America, Outdoor Activities

Imagine facing a sleek jaguar or gazing at a lost civilization’s mist-shrouded temples. Those dreams can come true when you travel to South A...

The Best Hiking in South America

South America, Outdoor Activities

From pristine waterfalls to snow-capped mountains to steamy jungles, South America offers an amazing cornucopia of adventure travel experiences for...

South America: Epic Adventures

South America, Outdoor Activities

Imagine facing a sleek jaguar or gazing at a lost civilization’s mist-shrouded temples. Those dreams can come true when you travel to South America...

Picture This: The Largest Cruise Ship Ever to Transit the Panama Canal

Panama, River or Ocean Cruises

As you can see, it was a tight fit when the newest mega-ship at sea arrived at one of the man-made wonders of the world in an iconic photo-op for t...

The World's Tallest Geyser Is At It Again

West Yellowstone, Montana, Outdoor Activities

It's a geological mystery and a rare spectacle of Nature at the world's first National Park.  Yellowstone National Park occupies ov...

Video: The World's Largest Spring Flower Garden - in Full Bloom on a Tulip-Time River Cruise!

Netherlands, River or Ocean Cruises

They call it 'The Garden of Europe', and it's open for only 8 short weeks every spring. The spectacular Keukenhof garden in the Netherl...

10 Tips When You Travel To Amsterdam From A Monograms Local Host

Amsterdam, Netherlands, Escorted or Guided Tour

There's nothing better when you travel than having a friend in town to give you the insider tips only a local would know. Most of us don't have fr...

10 Picture-Perfect European River Cruise Destinations To Explore in 2018

Europe, Culture & History

From the Rhine to the Danube to the Elbe, Europe’s rivers are the backbone of this continent, connecting major world capitals and small count...

River Cruising Europe: It’s Time for Travellers of All Ages to Get On Board

Europe, River or Ocean Cruises

No matter your age, there’s a river cruise that will wow you. I can help connect you to the cruise line that’s the best fit for your budget, goals,...

Europe: River Cruising

Europe, River or Ocean Cruises

Whether you’re six or 106, river cruising is for people of all ages, and there has never been a better time to take a trip. Float along th...

Video: The Most Photographed Hotel in the World Celebrates 125 Years

Quebec, Hotels

How does a hotel become the most photographed in the world?  Many hotels have spectacular architecture, magnificent and dramatic settings... b...

Now You Can Take the Chunnel Train to a New Destination in Europe

Europe, Transportation

London to Paris for a romantic weekend? Belgium to London for tea? Travelers have gotten used to having the option of a high-speed train connecting...

7 Reasons to Cruise Canada and New England on Seabourn

North America, River or Ocean Cruises

One of the greatest natural spectacles in the world is the unmatched explosion of colorful foliage that takes place in Eastern Canada and the North...

Video: Get a Bird's-Eye View of One of the Natural Wonders of the World

Saint John, New Brunswick, Sightseeing

Something amazing happens when the highest tides in the world arrive in Saint John, New Brunswick. Twice a day, tides in Canada's Bay of Fundy...

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