I was inspired to write this blog post on 10 things you may not know about the Danube and Eastern Europe after attending AmaWaterways’ latest Webinar Wednesday (actually it started off as a social media post, but it got too long haha). The presenters were giving insights into some of the destinations visited on a cruise of the lower Danube in Eastern Europe. As I wrote some notes, I decided this would make a great topic for this week’s featured Travel Trivia post on Facebook and Instagram. Several hours of research later, I decided a blog post would be better.
AmaWaterways has introduced new safety protocols and ship enhancements to protect guests and staff, and recently opened up cruising to the European travel market again. Soon, Canadians will be able to cruise Europe’s great rivers again. Watch this video to see how AmaWaterways will ensure you travel safely onboard with them.
Saint Lucia is a veritable healthy haven. It is one of the best places in the Caribbean to relax and rejuvenate, to connect with nature, get the blood pumping and to physically distance oneself. As a result of the current pandemic, this last feature is something that many people, like yourself, are now looking for when planning future vacations for when we can travel again.
This month’s travel topic is Secluded Shores and, to start the month off, I wanted to share a secluded beach in the United Kingdom that I am familiar with: Seilebost Beach, located on the Isle of Lewis and Harris in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. If you’re looking for a secluded beach, then Seilebost Beach, on the remote coast of Harris, is perfect, although, I cannot promise you will have beach weather even if you visit in the height of summer.
April 25th 2020, was supposed to be the start of my Iceland Adventure, on the way to the UK for my annual visit with my mum in Newquay, Cornwall. I was going to tour Iceland for a week visiting popular hot spots as well as hidden gems. However, due to COVID-19 and the travel restrictions needed to prevent the spread of the disease, my flights to Iceland and the UK were cancelled (which I expected). So, I decided to tour Iceland virtually instead (via Google Maps—which I do quite often anyway) and to share my virtual journey of Iceland with you. If Iceland is on your travel bucket list, come with me as I take you on a Virtual Iceland Adventure.
If you’re looking for cultural experiences, the Top End region in the far north of Northern Territory, Australia, is one of the best areas in the world to find them. Two such areas in the Top End are Kakadu National Park, home to the world’s oldest living culture, and Nitmiluk Gorge, where more aboriginal rock art can be found than anywhere else in Australia.
If you haven’t visited an English seaside town or seen England’s stunning coastline before, then consider a day-trip to the seaside when you next visit Britain. Even if you’re short on time and only have a day or two to spare, you can easily take a day-trip out of Central London by train, bus or by car to experience a little of what an English seaside town has to offer and to explore England’s stunning coast.
If you’re thinking of visiting New Zealand in the near future or you’re already making plans for a trip that involves driving in New Zealand, whether by car or camper van, then there are some things you should know before you go.
Britain has so much more to offer than just its capital city, London. If you’re looking for authentic culinary or cultural experiences, you’ll find them both in Britain’s northern cities. If you’re thirsting for adventure or a walk on the wild side, you can do so in one of England’s 15 National Parks where you’ll often find an abundance of British history and heritage as well. And if you’re hankering after stunning coastal views or want to experience a quintessential English seaside town for more British culture, you can easily do that too. Visit Britain’s undiscovered treasures for a more authentic experience.
Security and safety aside, if the thought of feeling lonely while travelling solo worries you and you prefer the company of others to share your travel experiences with, there are several options available. A few that I will highlight are escorted tours, guided self-drive tours, ocean or river cruises or all-inclusive vacations. If you do prefer your own company and you’re not worried about feeling lonely while travelling solo, these options can be for you too.