You may know Madeira as a delicious, tawny, fortified wine; but, Madeira is also a small archipelago of beautiful of Portuguese islands, located about 600 miles southwest of Lisbon and off the northwest coast of Africa. Abundant Island Beauty So, what can you do with your day on the main island of Madeira? You can count on the natural beauty to stimulate your senses. There … [Read more...]
Mediterranean Vacation Planning
Mediterranean vacation planning tips, guides, photos and videos to help make your next vacation the best possible from the coast of Spain to the islands of Greece.
The two ladies sitting behind me on the flight have it all figured out. I’m travelling from Canada to Barcelona, Spain to embark an old friend: Silversea’s ultra-luxurious Silver Spirit, for a six-day voyage through some of the most off-the-beaten-path ports in the Mediterranean. And on my Air Canada Rouge flight from Toronto – devoid of any entertainment options whatsoever … [Read more...]
Do you have members of your family who are absolutely car crazy and basically love all things having to do with automobiles? You know, the ones who are either in the garage tinkering under the hood of their latest project or sitting on the couch watching a NASCAR or Formula One race. Well, if you're heading out on a Celebrity Cruise to France with your beloved gear head, … [Read more...]
Anyone who takes time to visit, however, quickly realizes that – for such a relatively small republic – it not only competes with the country next door in terms of attractions and experiences, but also has a host of unique attributes that together make it one of the most exciting places to vacation in southern Europe. Away from the golden beaches sprinkled liberally along … [Read more...]
This iconic stretch of Mediterranean coastline continues to captivate travelers as much as artists, aristocrats and authors, says Ben Lerwill. On my first visit to the French Riviera, I remember climbing up to the Colline du Chateau – the castle-topped hill above Nice – to look down on the palm trees and cream-colored facades of the city. Cruising the French Riviera is an … [Read more...]