Andrew Eames heads to the Austrian city of Salzburg to find its hills really are alive with the sound of music. The landscape around the Austrian city of Salzburg is ready-made for story-telling. Lakes and mountains, rich farmland and historic forest is punctuated by castles on hilltops, country inns and churches with onion-domed belfries. It’s a place of cream-colored … [Read more...]
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If you’re about to embark on a Mediterranean and Aegean Sea cruise with multiple stops in Greece aboard Celebrity, you probably already know that there’s far more to Greek food than mousaka and gyro. Greek cuisine is considered to be the healthiest in the world with its strong reliance on locally sourced and just-picked-today fresh vegetables, seafood, and meats. Eating … [Read more...]
The staunchly proud and authentic Basque Country offers up some of the world’s best food you’ve probably never heard of, says Ben Lerwill. Spain is dangerously easy to love. Sunshine, siestas and sangria make for a heady combination, and that’s before you factor in the sleepless energy and history-soaked architecture of the cities. The country’s food, meanwhile, is arguably … [Read more...]
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...]
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...]