5 Ways to Stay Healthy on a Cruise

Conventional wisdom has it that people gain weight on vacation, especially on a cruise vacation where the culinary options are generally outstanding and abundant. But that doesn’t have to be the case. An extremely healthy friend of mine shared this experience with me, just after returning home from what...

Rhine River Cruise Basics

One of the world’s most popular river cruising destinations is the mighty Rhine, which gets its name from the Celtic word renos (“raging flood”). But Europe’s longest and most important river begins as a trickle of melted snow from the Rheinwaldhorn Glacier high in the Swiss Alps. It first...

10 Best Cruise Lines for Solo Travelers

First things first: There’s no need to pity those who make the choice to cruise alone. The liberation of a solo cruise, of not having to be responsible for anyone’s pleasure but your own, allows you to appreciate the experience on an entirely different level than when you’re with...

Travel agents know the best cruise secrets

On the big MSC Divina, my balcony cabin at the aft end provided a rare sense of privacy and easy access during a week’s winter voyage in the Caribbean from Miami. Four cabins away from mine was a door that led to a little-used outside stairway which became my...

Solo Cruising Basics

In many ways, cruising is an ideal getaway for solo travelers. Several cruise lines welcome singles with receptions that allow them to meet other solo passengers, usually held early on in the cruise. Some even have “gentlemen” dance hosts onboard so women traveling alone don’t feel like wallflowers when...

10 Ways to Stay Safe While Traveling

Staying safe while traveling abroad is always important. Most people aren’t dishonest, but those few bad apples or one unfortunate incident can blemish an amazing travel experience. We polled our travel specialists and created a list of tips for staying safe while traveling abroad. 1. Don’t look like a...