7 Days in North Germany: Hamburg, Lübeck and Travemünde

Northern Germany offers an abundance of cultural, architectural and culinary highlights. 7 days in Hamburg, Lübeck and Travemünde offer a wonderful weeklong German getaway, especially during warmer months. It’s the ideal time to visit a Baltic Sea beach, enjoy delicious fresh seafood on a picturesque restaurant terrace and marvel at unique Germanic architecture.

10 Unique Greek Peloponnese Experiences

The Peloponnese region of southern Greece offers an abundance of striking beauty. It’s home to ancient and modern wonders, from the birthplace of the Olympics to the Corinth Canal. Vast sandy beaches, lined with seaside resorts and delicious eateries, offer a vacation playground for couples and families. The former Venetian settlement of Nafplio was the original capital of modern Greece, when the nation re-gained independence after centuries of Turkish Ottoman rule. Here are some unique Greek Peloponnese experiences to consider for your travel plans!

Lübeck, Germany: A UNESCO Gem

Beautiful Lübeck (Luebeck), Germany is a UNESCO World Heritage surrounded by the Trave and Wakenitz rivers. It’s located 42 miles (67 km) northeast of Hamburg, and 12 miles (19 km) from the Baltic Sea beach town of Travemünde.

Founded in 1143, Lübeck was nicknamed “the Queen of the Hanseatic League” during the 14th century. The Hanseatic League was a trade network of Northern European towns. Its impressive gothic brick architecture towers into the sky, along with nestling alongside its waterways.

Grecotel: A Luxury Olympia Riviera Stay

Last updated on August 22nd, 2023 at 10:00 amThe Olympia Riviera offers a wonderful seaside vacation, located in the beautiful Ilia region of the Peloponnese, in southern Greece. Vast stretches of sandy beaches offer a relaxing reprieve for couples and families, with sweeping views of the Ionian Islands of Zakynthos and Kefalonia. Grecotel features a…

Exploring the UK’s Cutest Coastal Villages

Last updated on July 21st, 2023 at 04:32 amThe UK’s coastline is full of picturesque and quaint villages, each with its own particular charm, enhanced by the backdrop of the sea. Idyllic spots for seaside holidays await, packed with scenic beauty and fun activities. From the remote Scottish islands to the gorgeous Cornish coast, these…

10 Days in Poland: Krakow, Warsaw, Wrocław

Poland is one of Europe’s most underrated countries for visitors. Its picturesque cities showcase some of Europe’s largest and most beautiful market squares, dotted with unique architecture. This 10 days in Poland guide covers highlights of Krakow, Poland’s most visited city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It also covers the capital of Warsaw, which…

Great Small Ship Cruises Around the World

An advantage of small ship cruises over large ships, is a more intimate setting. The focus is on gorgeous destinations, carefully curated excursions, locally sourced dining and your surrounding company. It’s a far different experience compared to mega ships with casinos, waterslides and thousands of people on board. That can be fun for travelers, but it’s not for ideal for everyone, including popular destinations and the environment. These are some of the best small ship cruises spanning European river cruises to the Alaska fjords!

Part of the glacier falling into the sea and creating a large splash

Remote Work Tips While on the Road

Remote work means no more long commutes into an office wearing stiff clothing. The flexibility of remote work can often allow for overseas adventures. Reliable internet is extremely important to successful remote work. This article covers a variety of tips, including many of our favorite destinations for working remotely!

Alex working on his computer along the beach in Sanibel Island, Florida

How to Spend 2 Weeks in Italy

Italy is a beautiful country that attracts millions of tourists every year. With its rich history, stunning architecture, world-famous cuisine, and scenic landscapes, there’s no shortage of things to experience. One of the hardest parts of planning a trip to Italy is deciding on where to visit, since the country offers a wealth of highlights. Here’s tips and recommendations for how to spend 2 weeks in Italy based on several visits to the country!

Detail of the intricate masonry on the Duomo, Cathedral of Florence

31st NATJA Awards – Bronze Winner!

For 31 years, the North American Travel Journalists Association has held an awards competition for excellence in travel journalism. A wide range of categories include Best Travel Magazine, Luxury and Resort Travel, Cruises, Historical Travel, Culinary Travel, Cultural Travel, Sustainable Travel, Wellness Travel and Diversity in Travel. Photography categories include Landscape and Nature Photography, Portrait Photography, Outdoor Adventure Photography and Photo Essay. Alex Kallimanis’ photo, “Golden Birdwatching Sunset on Lake Kerkini, Greece” received the Bronze Award in the Landscape and Nature photography category in the 31st annual North American Travel Journalists Association awards competition. Congratulations to all the winners in the 31st NATJA awards competition!

comorade birds on a tree during a golden sunset along Lake Kerkini, Greece.

7 Great Islands for Culture and Natural Beauty

The world offers a wealth of great islands. This diverse list for 2023 covers a wide variety of destinations that are great for experiencing culture and nature. It’s hard to find better countries for fantastic cuisine compared to Greece, Italy, Japan and Malaysia. Australia, which has been influenced by these nations to varying degrees, has some of the world’s finest markets and a diverse culinary scene. From the shores of East Africa to Southeast Alaska, a wonderland of culture, wildlife and tranquil resorts ideal for adventurous couples getaways await visitors.

The Venetian Fortress and Bridge in Andros Chora, with a clear blue sky

Romantic Balkans Towns for Couples Trips

Last updated on March 10th, 2023 at 09:59 pmThe Balkan nations offer idyllic slices of historic European beauty. Pristine coastlines, rugged mountains, medieval towns, delicious cuisine and hospitable locals highlight the region. It’s also generally a less expensive area compared to most of western and northern Europe. Dubrovnik, Kotor, Budva and Mostar are some of…

Alex waving atop the Kriva Cuprija bridge in Mostar, Bosnia Herzegovina

Greek Spa Towns for a Fantastic Thermal Vacation

Last updated on March 10th, 2023 at 10:30 pmThe cradle of western civilization, Greece is an idyllic destination for beautiful beaches, an excellent culinary scene and inspiring history. Set amongst gorgeous landscapes, it’s also a fantastic country for natural thermal spas and springs. Bathing in thermal waters is both relaxing and rejuvenating, making it ideal…

Great I-95 Road Trip Stops from Orlando to Boston

Last updated on March 11th, 2023 at 02:58 pmAmong the highlights of an I-95 road trip along the east coast of the US is the Atlantic coast of Florida, Georgia’s Barrier Islands, Savannah and Washington, DC, among other destinations. The distance from Orlando to Boston is 1,285 miles and google estimates 20 hours and 40…

Preserving Wedding Memories in a Captivating Tale: MixPlaces’ Wedding Photo Books

In an era where capturing every fleeting moment has become second nature, the
concept of wedding photo books has emerged as a modern and creative way to
immortalize these precious memories.

These personalized keepsakes not only encapsulate the essence of a couple’s union but
also narrate their unique love story through captivating visuals. At the forefront of
redefining memory keeping, MixPlaces, a pioneering technology startup, has embraced
this concept with unwavering dedication.

Exploring Europe’s Scenic Coasts: Cruise Routes with Epic Views

Europe is home to some of the world’s most incredible scenery. The coastlines, in particular,
are renowned for their beauty and tranquillity, they attract millions of tourists from across
the planet every year.

If you want to take a trip this year, you’d be hard pressed to find a holiday more perfect than
a tour around some of these stunning coasts. We’ve put together a list of some of the top
cruise routes that will give you the best views in Europe.

Canals with the gondolas parked and a dark moody sky over Venice