May 2014

May 2014

Monk in Meditation

AmaWaterways Sails Into Myanmar

Most of your river cruise bookings are undoubtedly being made for river cruises on the great rivers of Europe,...

American Cruise Lines is on a Roll

At the recent Cruise Shipping Miami, which took place in March in Miami Beach, it was noted that U.S. river cruising is among the hot cruise destinations for 2014.

Venturing through Bordeaux with Viking

As Viking River Cruises debuts its (many) Longships this year in France, we got a first look at its new Chateaux, Rivers & Wine tour through the Bordeaux region on board the Viking Forseti for a taste of much more than wine—although that certainly was a highlight.

Ecuador goes Luxe

“Ecuador is famed as the home of the Galapagos, the beloved islands off the coast that feature mind-boggling wildlife—but the mainland is no slouch either,” so stated in The New York Times travel section that just placed Ecuador No. 7 on its list of “52 Places to Go in 2014.”


If Saint Lucia hosts any more weddings and honeymoons and such, expect an invasion by threatened bachelors hoping to shut the island down.


melbourne: the laneway less traveled From the 23rd floor of the Crown Metropol Hotel, Melbourne looks like a quirky and highly innovative pop-up book.

Salamander Resort & Spa

When we headed to Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg, VA, we expected spa treatments and superior cuisine, but what we experienced was even more rewarding: a sunrise yoga session that finished with poses on horseback, and a cooking class that reignited my passion for pasta.

PGA National Resort & Spa

When it comes to golfing in Florida, there’s no lack of competition throughout the state at championship-grade golf courses constantly stepping up their game.