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Copenhagen, Happiest City in the World
If you are taking a Baltic cruise or tour, chances are you will be visiting the so-called “happiest city in the world”, Copenhagen. Situated on two tiny islands, Zealand and Amager, Copenhagen is both the capital city and most populous city in Denmark with ...
The Coronation Stone or “The Stone of Scone” | A Unique Attraction
If you have not heard the story of the Stone of Scone and its history you may well now, as in the first time since 1953, it will play a part in the coronation of King Charles III. The Stone of Scone aka the "Stone of Destiny" or "Coronation Stone" will leave its place ...
Katakolon or Katalolo is a small port town located on the west coast of the Peloponnese peninsula in Greece. The town, which many still classify as a village, is situated in the municipality of Pyrgos, and is known for being a popular stop for cruise ships.
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
Plitvice Lakes National Park was the first of its kind established in Croatia, and proclaimed as a national park in 1949. Thirty years later the park was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. If you are like most North Americans...
Lyon, France | The City of Lights
Perhaps no city will be more memorable than Lyon as one of your ports of call on any south of France river cruise that sails the Saone or Rhone rivers. From river bank to the rising hillsides beyond, the pastel colors and ...
Guernsey | White Houses, Witches, and the War
If you have ever read the novel, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Anne Schaffer and Annie Barrows, you will be intrigued by both this delightful book and by the thought of visiting its setting, Guernsey.
Greenland | The “Land of The People”
This is one part of the world largely forgotten by many travellers compared to the much advertised destination at the opposite pole, Antarctica. Greenland is the largest island on earth ...
Madeira is an archipelago situated in the Atlantic Ocean about 500 kilometers from land, in this case the continent of Africa. It’s about a thousand or so miles south from Portugal.
You are booked on a cruise that begins or ends in Southampton, England. This is a busy port city of a million plus inhabitants. It is situated on the south coast of England in the county of Hampshire. Let’s look at ...
Silversea Baltic Cruise Review | with Barbara Young
Barbara Young, owner operator of Cruise Holidays of Port Coquitlam, joins Ken of Ask A Real Travel Expert for a review of her recent Baltic cruise, Copenhagen to Copenhagen roundtrip, with Silversea Cruises aboard the stunning Silver Moon.