Baden bei Wien: Austria’s Great Spa Town of Europe

Vienna consistently ranks as one of the world’s most livable cities. Just 15 miles (24km) southwest from Austria’s capital is the charming spa town of Baden bei Wien, which translates to “Bathing Near Vienna.” Its lovely historic center includes pedestrian-only laneways and is dotted with 19th-century Biedermeier architecture. Baden’s friendly residents create a welcoming ambiance…

What to Expect on a Danube River Cruise with Emerald Cruises

Sailing along one of Europe’s majestic waterways elicits a feeling of luxury and relaxation. Emerald Cruises Danube Delights 8-day river cruise allows guests to explore 8 beautiful destinations without packing and unpacking suitcases, and worrying about travel logistics. A significant advantage of a small ship cruise is sleeping in a comfortable moving hotel! Another perk…

Tips for Visiting Vienna, Austria

By Alex Kallimanis: Vienna consistently ranks ranks as one of the world’s best cities for quality of living. A wealth of opulent palaces, museums and famed patisseries make is a fantastic destination for travelers. We have visited Vienna several times, including during a Danube River Cruise with Emerald Cruises. Asides from several visits, a good…

Travel Recap of 2016, Packed with Tips

2016 was a crazy year. Americans selected a self serving celebrity businessman with no political experience to be in charge of the most powerful army in the world. And British people voted to leave the European Union, as many workers struggle with job losses and the effects of globalization and automation. Xenophobia is sadly becoming…

Alex and Bell are standing on a pathed section of the Great Wall of China with mountains and the wall trailing along them in the background