Exploring Switzerland Before Or After A Rhine River Cruise

If you’re about to embark on a Rhine River cruise, there’s a good chance that you’ll be starting or ending your journey in Switzerland! That’s because the Rhine River begins in the Swiss Alps and flows towards the Netherlands. This blog post will explain how you can make the most of a few days Switzerland before or after a cruise...

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A Viking Rhine River Cruise Review: Basel To Amsterdam

After two long years of pandemic restrictions, Europe is fully open again! I’m lucky to have an extended family of fellow travel enthusiasts, and we’ve all been looking forward to a reunion vacation in Western Europe for a while now! A Viking River cruise seemed like the perfect offering for a group of eight people...

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Treviso, Italy: A Visitor’s Guide For Mindful Travelers

Are you interested in an Italian getaway, but not sure which part of the country to visit? Travel enthusiasts should consider Treviso, a small city not far from Venice in the region of Veneto. Treviso’s most striking feature is its canals, and the city is sometimes dubbed “The Other Venice.” In this post, I’ll explain whether...

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Is Amsterdam Worth Visiting? 10 Reasons For And Against

Amsterdam is a city that I have many conflicting feelings about (as you might have guessed from the title of this post). My extended family and I recently spent five days in Amsterdam on the tail end of a Viking River Cruise along the Rhine. It was great opportunity to get to know this bustling city famous for its canals...

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Beyond The Photo Ops In Santorini, Greece

As part of my recent week-long vacation in Greece, I visited Santorini with a friend from high school, Ismael. We knew that Santorini would be picturesque, but the beauty of its less-Instagram’ed spots is as stunning as its blue-domed churches and pastel-colored villages...

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