We’ll freely admit it: We used to be big ship cruisers. We’d stand on the railing of our megaship, cocktail in-hand, and watch as a ship less than a quarter of our size pulled up next to us. The size differential was so great that we could actually see into the funnel of the ship, and peer down at the passengers on the deck scurrying around in anticipation of their arrival … [Read more...]
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Whether inspired by Darwin from our high school textbooks, intrigued by the pages of National Geographic or wowed by Discovery Channel specials, the Galápagos Islands have headlined bucket lists since the advent of leisure travel. And even as today’s travel savvy search for the next great “it” destination, the Galápagos prevail as an undisputed must-visit. Paul Rubio takes … [Read more...]
Next year, Silversea will take delivery of its first brand-new, purpose-built luxury cruise ship in seven years: the 596-guest Silversea Silver Muse. Not only is she the newest ship in the Silversea fleet, she’s also the largest, carrying an additional 56 guests over her near-sister, Silver Spirit. Since we visited her at the Fincantieri Shipyard in Genoa, Italy back in … [Read more...]
Do you enjoy the quiet civility of a lovely afternoon tea? Or maybe you are a tea-aholic who can't make it through the morning without a cup of your favorite pick-me-up. Or, perhaps, you're a true connoisseur, someone who enjoys wandering past bins of aromatic tea leaves or sampling various varieties in order to find the one that will best please your taste buds. Whatever … [Read more...]
The wellness trend in the travel industry has been growing at an extremely fast clip. In fact, according to U.S. News & World Report, tourism's wellness sector grew from $438 billion in 2012 to $494 billion in 2013, which represents a 12.7 percent growth rate. Now the question we have as travelers is where can I find a wellness trip, what should I expect and who is doing … [Read more...]