Category - Food


Edible Adventures Give Taste of Ultra-Local Europe in 2013

Food-focused Visits to Villages, Countrysides, and “Old Towns” Offer Authentic European Stew of Flavors   Ultra-luxe Crystal Cruises is celebrating “la buona cucina” (good cuisine) in Europe this year, with more than 60 shore excursions that offer an ultra-local taste of the rich culinary regions in which Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony are sailing.   […]


My Maui Adventure

As I experienced first-hand recently, Maui – the second largest of the Hawaiian Islands, boasting a resident population of roughly 150,000 – is a beautiful place and can be a very relaxing vacation destination for those wishing to escape the hustle and bustle of their busy lives and relax in this wonderful small town environment. […]


Arend & Darlene’s Excellent Adventure to Italy and the Dalmation Coast – Day 13

Got off to an early start and hit the road by 0900. Destination today is Montalcino, home to Brunello wines, certainly one of our favourites from Italy. We made it to the Tuscan beaches in about three hours on the autostrada en route to Montalcino for a short diversion. I had heard of a beach […]


Arend & Darlene’s Excellent Adventure to Italy and the Dalmation Coast – Day 10

After breakfast we made a quick exit from Verona and we were off to the Italian Alps. The journey to Alba took us about three hours on the autostrada. Our destination was the Vila d’Amelia, a Virtouso property just south of Alba. They have several different categories of rooms and we chose a junior suite overlooking […]


Melia Las Dunas Resort, Cuba

I recently had the good fortune of visiting the 4.5 star Melia Las Dunas Resort in Cuba, and it was amazing. The stay is clean, sanitary, and luxurious and is typical in what you would expect in a 5 star resort even though it is a four and a half star resort. The room was […]