Top 7 Things to Do on Mexico’s Riviera Maya

Subterranean treasure: Cenote Ik Kil near Chichen Itza
Subterranean treasure: Cenote Ik Kil near Chichen Itza


Exploring the Ancient History and Natural Wonders of the Yucatan Peninsula

by Sylvie Greil


Snorkeling with enormous turtles in warm, turquoise waters; scaling ancient jungle pyramids; exploring phantasmagorical sinkholes amid stalactites and stalagmites… the “Riviera Maya” feels a million worlds away. Continue reading “Top 7 Things to Do on Mexico’s Riviera Maya” »

Historic Route 66

Will Rogers Highway

 

America’s “Mother Road,” stretching from Chicago to Los Angeles, was the first of its kind in many respects. For starters, it was the first diagonal highway covering a long stretch of land in the 1920s. But more importantly, it was a pioneer in connecting small, rural towns in Illinois, Missouri and Kansas with larger, urban regions, which helped farmers ship their goods to the big cities. When it was officially commissioned in 1926, Route 66 included 2,448 miles of road. And even though only 800 of those miles were paved, it still served as the nation’s primary junction between the east and west.

 

Mike Bell Travels on the Mother Road

 

Mike Bell stands beside his brand-new 2016 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 in Long Beach Red, with his wife, Malea Continue reading “Historic Route 66” »

Princess Cruises Debuts Chef Curtis Stone’s Specialty Restaurant SHARE

Chef Curtis Stone cooking with Peter Roelant, Manager of Culinary Operations of Princess Cruises
Chef Curtis Stone cooking with Peter Roelant, Manager of Culinary Operations of Princess Cruises

UPDATE: January 2017, discover the new menu with Curtis Stone’s SHARE restarant – Princess Cruises.

Princess Cruises is collaborating with renowned chef Curtis Stone and his specialty restaurant SHARE aboard Ruby Princess and Emerald Princess to offer guests a singular dining experience. Continue reading “Princess Cruises Debuts Chef Curtis Stone’s Specialty Restaurant SHARE” »

Cruising the Arctic:  The Northwest Passage and Greenland

The Ocean Endeavor in Greenland
The Ocean Endeavor in Greenland

 

By John and Sandra Nowlan

 

We spotted polar bears on day three: not just one or two but about a dozen of the magnificent snow-white beasts on solo treks along the edge of the treeless tundra.

 

These sightings came as we sailed far north of the Arctic Circle on a two-week Adventure Canada cruise following the fabled route of the Northwest Passage. It was early September, the ideal time for Arctic cruising, with plenty of sunlight and (usually) lots of open water. Temperatures averaged 5 to 10 degrees above freezing. Continue reading “Cruising the Arctic:  The Northwest Passage and Greenland” »

Leiden, The Netherlands

The Molen de Valk
The Molen de Valk

 

Gorgeous Leiden and its Top Attractions

 

By Maxime Landemaine

 

Located in the Netherlands, Leiden is called Little Amsterdam because of the 17 miles of canals that run through it. Located 12 miles from the Hague and seven miles from the North Sea, tourists are drawn to the city’s cultural landmarks and the beauty of its historic center.

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