After two and a half days at sea with nothing but the vast expanse of the sometimes grey, sometimes blue Atlantic tossing out in all directions, a rugged mountainous mass with sharp pointed pinnacles, deep folds and narrow ravines looms out of the dawn haze and clouds, a brilliant yellow sun gilding all.
What comes to mind when you think of the perfect beach? Do you hear the sound of ocean waves crashing on the shore, feel white sand shifting beneath your feet, maybe there are even a few surfboards or kayaks waiting nearby.
Sometimes you need an adventure that gets your heart thumping, a thrill to remind you that deep down inside you're still as fun and gutsy as you w...
Once they proudly sailed the seven seas, mighty traveling hotels, carrying both passengers and cargo to the furthest outposts of the British Empire, earning their prestigious title of RMS (Royal Mail Ship) by dint of carrying His or Her Britannic Majesty's mail to his or her farthest-flung subjects.
Most of Croatia's coast is along the historic Dalmatian region -- a place that perfectly meshes Italian and Eastern European inspirations in architecture, food, and even language.
With nearly 200 countries in the world, choosing your next destination is no small task. Luckily, some cities and countries are setting themselves apart in 2015 with brand-new service and developments, big birthdays, yearlong festivities and global events.
In the beginning there was little but lowly endemic parsley ferns on the precipitous volcanic cones of Ascension Island, that burnt, parched rock lost in the vastness of the South Atlantic.
Islands are supposed to be places to get away from it all, but if you limit your vacationing to, say, Hawaii, you'll find yourself surrounded by 8,174,460 tourists you didn't manage to get away from.
One of the best things for a vacationing food-lover to do is to set an early alarm, roll out of bed and visit a great market like the Boqueria in Barcelona, Tsukiji in Tokyo or the Rialto market in Venice.
A 34-square-mile speck of 44 lava, ash and cinder cones lost in the middle of the South Atlantic, eight degrees south of the Equator, 900 miles from Africa and 1,400 miles from South America, it would be harder to find a more remote get-away than Ascension Island.
Valldemossa provides a great base for hiking and is famous for its Chopin connection, while Deià has long been home to expat artists and provides sweeping sea views from its hilltop setting. Here are a few things to look forward to if you decide on a visit.
With our ever-expanding bucket lists, it's sometimes easy to lose sight of the essentials. Well, we've gone to the community of travelers at minube.ne...
With this single, simple enhancement -- stirring harder and faster -- you will find your risottos gaining the perfect consistency that is too often missing, even in restaurants.
These destinations, where the earth's crust breaks open with bubbling mud, gushing hot springs, and steamy vapors, are gorgeous places to exhale.
Don't let fear of cold weather cloud your vision of the perfect winter vacation.
It became clear that we'd need to add another focus: history. Not to have done so would have been like going to Philadelphia and missing the Liberty Bell.