24 Hours In Basel Switzerland

Before departing on our Amawaterways Rhine river cruise, we had a little bit of time in Basel. […]

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By | 2017-07-11T21:38:50+00:00 April 5th, 2016|Categories: Basel, Destinations, Featured, Switzerland|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

Florida Keys Cuisine: Key West & Grouper Fritters

  What’s not to love about Key West's palm-lined streets and fish that is fresh enough to draw any committed culinary traveler? Not to mention yummy tropical inspired drinks and beach culture with a laid-back vibe. . . Ernest Hemingway, Jimmy Buffett, a few celebrated pirates and many others lost their hearts to Key West. Here within the distinct mixture of cultures and seafood scene, vibrant sidewalk cafes lure in passersby while live music and hopping bars are the perfect places to watch the sun drop into the Gulf of Mexico. Right click the image open the link in a new tab The Florida Keys is home to five districts, each with their own charm. The southern-most paradise, Key West, is just miles from Cuba and is home to an enviably temperate climate and a delicious array of [...]

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By | 2017-07-11T21:38:50+00:00 March 28th, 2016|Categories: Featured, Florida, Key West, Main Course, Recipes, United States|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

Why You Should Book That River Cruise Now

Historically, the luxury river cruise industry has been very strict with booking windows, on board credit and you were pretty much on your own regarding airfare. This year has seen deals that you really have to check out.  […]

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By | 2017-07-11T21:38:51+00:00 March 13th, 2016|Categories: Cruises, Europe, Featured, Portugal|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Portiani Hotel Milos Greece Offers Outstanding Value

The Greek Island of Milos has one of the most beautiful protected harbors in all of Greece. The horseshoe shaped Adamas harbor is ringed with restaurants, coffee shops and a beautiful marina.  […]

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By | 2017-07-11T21:38:51+00:00 March 4th, 2016|Categories: Destinations, Europe, Featured, Greece, Hotels, Milos, Stay|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Tudor Hall Restaurant At King George Hotel Athens

Tudor Hall Main Dining Room “Look at that view !” is the first thing most people exclaim when looking out from the balcony of the Tudor Hall Restaurant. […]

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By | 2017-07-11T21:38:51+00:00 February 9th, 2016|Categories: Athens, Europe, Featured, Food & Wine Discoveries, Greece, Restaurants, Savor|0 Comments

Liostasi Hotel & Suites, Sanctuary On Ios Isle Greece

In the sunny Cyclades of Greece, the Liostasi Hotel & Suites is a peaceful respite from the noise and chatter of the outside world.  […]

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By | 2017-07-11T21:38:51+00:00 January 21st, 2016|Categories: Featured, Greece, Hotels, Ios, Spas, Stay|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment

Hotel Grande Bretagne Athens Greece Makes Conde Nast 2015 Best In World List

In the heart of Athens, the Hotel Grande Bretagne has graced this city since 1874. This hotel has some serious history, hosting royalty, heads of state and even occupied by the German forces during world war 2. It has gone through numerous remodels, and now is better then ever. Offering every amenity of any 5 star hotel, the Grande Bretagne awaits you. […]

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By | 2017-07-11T21:38:51+00:00 January 12th, 2016|Categories: Athens, Destinations, Featured, Greece, Hotels|0 Comments

Savory Aged Cheddar Cookies

This is one of my favorite snacks. I usually make these only around the holidays because they are so addictive. The problem is if I make them more often I’d probably gain way too much weight. It was also a tough recipe to share because I like it so much.  […]

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By | 2017-07-11T21:38:52+00:00 December 17th, 2015|Categories: Appetizer, Featured, Recipes, Savor|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Why You Should Visit Ios Greece

Pavezzo Guest House Located in the southern Cyclades, Pavezzo Guest House on the Isle of Ios is a comfortable and clean hideaway overlooking the beautiful Greek ocean. It looks like a white washed jewel box with a large covered outdoor seating area, green grass and a peaceful atmosphere. Our studio had accommodations for 4 adults, yet there were only the two of us. Amenities include, an efficiency kitchen, refrigerator and a coffee maker. The bathroom was really nice, fully tiled and everything looked spanking new and super clean. Our host Angela who is also the owner offered us coffee upon arrival and we just sat and took in the gorgeous ocean view. Pavezzo has 4 studios, and three double rooms, so you don't have to worry about too much noise or foot traffic photo gallery. A very short [...]

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By | 2017-07-11T21:38:52+00:00 November 8th, 2015|Categories: Destinations, Europe, Featured, Greece, Ios|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Don’t Get Broadsided By Your Rental Car Paperwork

(first published at elliott.org, image: Shutterstock)   When it comes to renting a car, it’s easy to get confused about your insurance needs. But it’s also easily avoidable — if you know what to look for. I should know. I used to own a car rental franchise. Here’s what it comes down to: Do some preparation before you book, read your agreement carefully, ask questions before you sign and you can prevent any surprises. Before reserving Compare car rental companies using similar car category for rates and rental policies. Book far in advance for the best rates and models, particularly in popular destinations. Rental rate guarantee periods may vary. Verify this information with each company so you’ll know how long they guarantee your quoted rated. Look for frequent traveler partnerships with airlines, credit card companies, hotels, and group and military [...]

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By | 2017-07-11T21:38:56+00:00 December 10th, 2014|Categories: Featured, Stay|Tags: , |0 Comments