Luxurious Family Fun in Jamaica

As I float with the current, following a silver fish above a sea grass bed in Montego Bay Marine  Park, I spot my 11‐year‐old grandson making a hand signal that unmistakably screams stop. I  pop my head out of the water to find out more. “That’s a great barracuda,” he says, taking the snorkel from … Continued

The Monuments of Budapest

The Monuments of Budapest The Monuments of Budapest Budapest is a city of contrasts. Buildings are a mix of the stark, boxy structures from its communist past and the flashier commercial streets that are the product of a democracy achieved only eight years ago. Then there are the buildings that offer a fairy tale feel … Continued

Cinque Terre: a Picture Perfect Destination

  A photographer once told me it’s the one place in the world where you can’t take a bad photo. With colourful homes to add composition and breathtaking landscape as a natural background, the edge of Manarola, Cinque Terre has all of the elements of a perfect photo – and, as I discover, the perfect … Continued

Holland America Line’s, ms Koningsdam

Holland America Line’s newest addition, the ms Koningsdam, is making its mark with contemporary style, dining and entertainment.   Spacious, Stately The 2,650-passenger ship’s music-inspired design is decidedly modern: shiny hardwoods resembling polished musical instruments are used throughout while four decks are named for composers: Beethoven, Gershwin, Mozart and Schubert. Spacious staterooms feature plenty of … Continued

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The all-inclusive offerings of AMResorts

By Waheeda Harris Whether you’re on a romantic get-away, or travelling with children, AMResorts has locations in destinations such as Mexico, Dominican Republic, Panama, Costa Rica, Jamaica and Curacao. Each resort comes with an extensive amenity list featuring a wide array of international dining, spa facilities, included gratuities and taxes, and no wristbands.  Secrets Resorts … Continued

Cruising Australia

Imagine visiting Australia’s stunning natural sites along with its cosmopolitan cities while retiring each night to a luxurious, state of the art cruise ship. Cruising Australia is a wonderful experience that lets you have it all!   Australians have discovered what a great vacation cruising provides so Australia has become one of the world’s fastest … Continued

Shipboard Food & Wine Programs

The culinary scene has always been a highlight of cruising but now, the options are amazing! Our cruise line partners have developed some delectable food and wine programs while new ships are launching with superb facilities for a range of culinary offerings. There’s more than ever for foodies, as well as wine and beer connoisseurs, … Continued

Off Season River Cruising

Cruising is a convenient and luxurious way to explore Europe. You might want to consider visiting in the off season when there are some added advantages or in December when festive Christmas markets enhance the holiday season.   Exploring Western Europe by river ship has many advantages from all-inclusive simplicity to docking right in the … Continued

What to put in a travel care package

Are you going away this winter or for the upcoming holiday season or is someone you love flying to exotic Mexico or the tropical sunny Caribbean and you want to give them a going away gift? Whatever the case is, if you are looking to give them something different for the holidays, why not give … Continued

How to ask your boss for vacation time off, 5 tips

Asking for time off from work is one of the top nerve-wracking occurances at work, next to being fired or asking for a much-deserved raise. If you have been wanting to ask your boss for that much needed time off so you can book a vacation this year, it is important to consider a few … Continued