By Nancy Kivlen, Director of Leisure, Carefree Vacations My sixteen-year-old niece and I arrived in Paris on July 14th, Bastille Day. We were greeted by a cheerful French man holding a Tauck Tours sign at Charles de Gaulle airport. He whisked us away to our Pullman Eiffel Tower Hotel where the view of La Tour […]
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By Nancy Kivlen, Director of Leisure, Carefree Vacations In all my years in the travel industry, I have never experienced the kind of elegance, grace and panache that embodied the spirit of Regent’s brand new Explorer ship. No detail was left unattended – the ship is beyond impressive. I was one of the fortunate travel […]
Regent Seven Seas Cruises guests have a unique opportunity to travel into the stunning Provençal countryside and indulge in its fresh, flavorful cuisine by participating in an exclusive hands-on cooking class and sampling wines and local delicacies between tours of charming traditional villages. Embark on a culinary adventure with the new Culinary Creations: Flavors of […]
I just returned from 2 weeks in Europe. This is my favorite place in the world, but this time I was taking along a younger brother and his wife who had never been to Europe before! My father was Portuguese, and his family originally came from the Azores, a group of 9 islands off the […]
Whether it is the culture, food, art, wine, romance, or a mélange of it all, Paris finds itself on nearly everyone’s bucket list, and for good reason. It is almost impossible to avoid beauty in the City of Lights, and with a diverse selection of experiences to suit every taste, the capital of France proves […]
There is a myth, undoubtedly being perpetuated by active travelers, that riverboat cruising is for the faint of heart. This clever ploy undoubtedly exists to ensure their access to the complimentary bikes, fast-paced walking tours or the front row seats for the wine tasting seminars. Riverboat travel, once a well-hidden secret, is becoming mainstream […]
I recently cruised through the wine regions of England, France, Spain and Portugal on a Wine Discovery Cruise aboard the Celebrity Cruise ship, Celebrity Constellation. Wine tasting isn’t the only wine activity I enjoyed on this cruise through beautiful wine regions with overnight stays in Paris/Normandy and Bordeaux.