The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of Carcassonne

It is impossible not to be completely enchanted by France’s medieval fortress town of Carcassonne. It is the perfect storybook castle. Built upon a rocky hillock, it is encircled by nearly two miles of remarkably […]

One Culture, Two Countries

Robust, hearty, and proud, the Basque region is said to have a mind of its own. By some accounts, it enjoys more autonomy than any other region in Europe. Officially, it comprises Spain’s undulating farmland […]

Cruising Among Giants in Beagle Channel, Argentina

Beagle Channel is passage located in the Tierra del Fuego archipelago on the southern tip of South America. This strait separates the main island of Tierra del Fuego from the various other small islands around […]

Canada: Where Wonders Never Cease

Between the forested Pacific shores of Vancouver Island and the rocky fingers of land that reach into the Atlantic at Newfoundland’s Terra Nova National Park, the second largest country on earth spans some 4,700 miles […]

The Majestic Alps of Innsbruck, Austria

Welcome to the Tyrolean capital of the Austrian Alps; picturesque Innsbruck, Austria. Winter adventures, Imperial architecture, Alpine accommodations and a traditional culture are just a few of the things you will experience in Innsbruck. While […]

Pure and Natural Gullfoss Waterfall, Iceland

Gullfoss Waterfall is the most popular waterfall in Iceland and originates from Hvítá, a glacial river that takes melt water from the Langjökull Glacier! This melt water cascades down in two stages, one 36 feet […]

Picture Perfect in Cape Town, South Africa

Table Mountain looms over the city of Cape Town, South Africa, keeping a watchful eye over the residents. Table Mountain is a prominent landmark and essential tourist attraction for visitors to the area. Hiking, biking […]

Nature and Architecture Converge at Ta Prohm in Siem Reap, Cambodia

You may recognize Ta Prohm as one of the settings for the Tomb Raider movies with Angelina Jolie. You will understand why this place was chosen as a unique setting upon arrival. This temple is a […]

A COMPLETE GUIDE TO GATE 1’S COUNTLESS RIVER CRUISE EXPERIENCES

Imagine unpacking your bag just once and settling in to your river ship cabin with an ever-changing view. You indulge in a generous array of amenities as Europe’s most charming villages, lush vineyards, bucolic landscapes, […]

Black Sea Treasures of an Ottoman Past

When you journey along Turkey’s Black Sea coast, you are tracing the routes of ancient traders. The Silk Road wound its way through this scenic region, linking the West and the East. Merchants stopped along […]