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Video: Hawaii's Most Scenic Road Trip

Video: Hawaii's Most Scenic Road Trip

Even in a state overflowing with breathtaking scenery, Maui’s Road to Hana is legendary. It’s been called the best thing to do in Maui, and even the top scenic drive in the US, and we can’t disagree.If you’re on Hawaii’s second-largest island, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to rent a car to explore this epic trail that starts at Kahului (the town with Maui’s main airport) and winds its way to the eastern town of Hana and beyond. You can...


Move over Halloween: 5 Reasons to Travel to Mexico for Day of the Dead

Move over Halloween: 5 Reasons to Travel to Mexico for Day of the Dead

It’s the fantastical backdrop of the opening sequence of a James Bond movie. And one of the items on the list of UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.Mexico’s Day of the Dead is often mistaken as the country’s equivalent of Hallowe’en, but Día de Muertos has its own history, traditions and practice in modern Mexico that make it the celebration worth planning a trip at the end of October.Aztec + Christian Mash-upHallowe’en’s roots lie in ancient Celtic culture. But Day of...

Move over Halloween: 5 Reasons to Travel to Mexico for Day of the Dead

Presenting the Ultimate Cruises Guide of 2020

Presenting the Ultimate Cruises Guide of 2020

With hotly anticipated ship debuts, innovative new itineraries, and shore excursions for just about every interest, 2020’s sailings are already making waves. Whether you want to stay close to home (Alaska, the Caribbean), explore a continent via its major river (the Mekong, the Danube), or voyage to far-flung places (Antarctica, Qatar), your Virtuoso travel advisor can help you chart the perfect course.Dive into fresh ports of call in the following pages, along with of-the-moment offerings from world-class cruise lines and...


New Year, New Adventures on the island of Hawaii

New Year, New Adventures on the island of Hawaii

Travelers may initially be inspired to visit the island of Hawaii for its cerulean waters, verdant rainforests and valleys, and striking black sand beaches, but there is so much more to explore! With an abundance of culture and history to share, the island is full of unique experiences and intriguing facts inspiring first-time and returning visitors.  INTRIGUING FACTS AND HISTORICAL TIDBITSTidepools outside of Kailua-Kona Birthplace of King Kamehameha IThe island of Hawaii is believed to be the first island discovered and...

New Year, New Adventures on the island of Hawaii

5 Reasons to Get Excited About Booking an Expedition Cruise This Year

5 Reasons to Get Excited About Booking an Expedition Cruise This Year

Leave your evening gown at home and pack your hiking shoes instead. For more and more travelers, an expedition cruise is on the horizon.Expedition cruises speak to our inner adventurers. Smaller ships, more remote and tiny ports, untouched destinations, natural beauty, deep cultural interaction.They're perfect for travelers who want to explore the world's natural wonders and the most distant reaches of the planet in an active way: out of a zodiac, in a kayak, hiking to the tops of peaks,...


Video: Germany's Most Romantic Christmas Market

Video: Germany's Most Romantic Christmas Market

A night time market in the grounds of a castle. Fires and torches and twinkling lights, the smell of evergreen boughs, the best German Christmas culinary treats and artisans selling authentic German arts and crafts, Christmas decorations and cozy winter woolens. Whether you're the person who always knows exactly how many days it is until Christmas, or the 'Bah, Humbug' type... Even a die-hard Scrooge gets into the spirit of Christmas at a traditional Christmas market in Germany. And Regensburg's...

Video: Germany's Most Romantic Christmas Market

Five Ways To Experience The Best of Hawai'i's Art and Culture

Five Ways To Experience The Best of Hawai'i's Art and Culture

The island of Hawai‘i’s vast, diverse and often breathtaking landscape is home to six distinct moku – the Hawaiian word for “districts” – with lots for you to see and experience in each.ISLAND OF HAWAI’I – Want to truly experience and appreciate the boundless natural wonder and diversity of the island of Hawai‘i’s landscape and its centuries-spanning intertwining with Hawaiian culture? For your next visit, plan a multiday road trip that’ll take you through each of the island’s moku.Moku is...


Where You Can Dine on Celebrated Chefs' Cuisine at Sea - And It's Included!

Where You Can Dine on Celebrated Chefs' Cuisine at Sea - And It's Included!

There’s a constellation of Michelin stars and celebrity chefs bringing their award-winning dishes, TV show hits and cookbook favorites to guests on cruise ships in all the seven seas. Dare we say it? Sometimes, the culinary experience afloat is even better than on land, where you may line up around the block or try to book a table in a decorated chef’s restaurant months in advance. And you might need those extra months to save up for the gastronomic indulgence. Cruise guests don’t just...

Where You Can Dine on Celebrated Chefs' Cuisine at Sea - And It's Included!


Lest We Forget: The WW2 Site That's Trying to Gain UNESCO Status

Lest We Forget: The WW2 Site That's Trying to Gain UNESCO Status

It was a fabled event in military history and has become etched into popular culture, the subject of movies, documentaries, novels and real stories shared by veterans returning to their homes.2019 marked the 75th anniversary of D-Day. With every passing year, there are fewer and fewer veterans alive who landed on Canada's Juno Beach, Britain's Sword and Gold Beaches, and America's Omaha and Utah Beaches in the desperate effort to gain a foothold and begin liberating Occupied Europe. Their sacrifices and...

Lest We Forget: The WW2 Site That's Trying to Gain UNESCO Status