Volunteering while on vacation -- also known as voluntourism -- is one of the fastest growing segments in the travel industry. Each year, according to NPR, more than 1.6 million travelers choose to use their vacation time to help out others or to make the world a better place. Instead of hitting the beach, for instance, these travelers are hitting nails in order to … [Read more...]
Enrichment Travel Planning
Enrichment travel planning tips, guides, photos and more to ensure that your vacation is as educational, immersive and informative as it is relaxing.
Dining at sea often gets a bad reputation, but we believe that's simply from those who haven't yet done it! Once you've been onboard it becomes clear that any foodie will be impressed with the variety, the quality and the master chefs! Here is a peak at some of our favorites from Crystal Cruises. VINTAGE ROOM A Vintage Room experience aboard a Crystal ship is always … [Read more...]
You can experience the colors of Asia in the food, in the clothes, in the palaces, and especially in the temples, where mingling with the locals and inhaling the incense brings you close to the essence of Asian cultures. Here are four of our favorite temples throughout Asia, each one an encounter with one of the unique eastern religions. Buddhism: Wat Phra That Doi Suthep … [Read more...]
The Louve and the Metropolitan Museum of Art are great, but there is value in expanding your artistic knowledge in a new and unique way. An Southeast Asia cruise is an amazing opportunity to view the paintings and sculptures of which carry great historical significance. Following are some of our top tips for viewing and learning about the art of the Orient: Top Art … [Read more...]