Birthplace of the Olympic games and home to the beautiful Mercouri Estate, Katakolon offers shore activities of Olympic proportions. Share This Post With Friends
Editor’s Note: As were others, I was saddened by the suicide bomber attack in Istanbul that occurred on January 12. Since the attack, a handful of cruise lines have canceled calls to Istanbul (and some for all of Turkey) for the upcoming season. Having traveled extensively throughout Turkey this past fall, I wish for Turkey’s… [Read More]
Transcript Ralph Grizzle: Hi, I’m Ralph Grizzle, the Avid Cruiser, and this is the beginning of a new podcast. I’m going to call it Avid Cruiser Unscripted, because we have no idea of where we’re going with this. That’s not entirely true, because we do, we’re going to talk about what we put on the… [Read More]
Interested in Baltic Sea Cruises? Begin Your Trip Here Baltic Sea cruises are among my favorite. From the opulent palaces of the Tsars in St. Petersburg to Stockholm’s breathtaking harbor and Copenhagen’s spectacular Tivoli Gardens, few cruising regions offer such diverse treasures as the Baltic. Best of all, most ships dock in the center of the cities and… [Read More]
Dubrovnik’s massive city walls enclose one of the world’s best preserved medieval cities, and certainly you’ll want to spend time exploring this UNESCO World Heritage Site. But you can do a lot in addition to seeing Dubrovnik. We’re going to stroll through the Old City and visit the countryside, where we’ll go out for a… [Read More]
The Greek island of Corfu is the second largest of the Ionian Islands. In some ways, Corfu feels more Italian (thanks to the Venetians and the Italians who occupied the island) than it does Greek. Certainly the many pine trees that we saw during our visit reminded us of the Tuscan landscape as does some… [Read More]
About 45 minutes to an hour from the port of Barcelona, Montserrat is a national park and a pilgrimage site in a spectacular setting. The name derives from the serrated look of the mountains. You can visit the basilica at Montserrat or simply come here for the stunning views over the valley. Learn more about… [Read More]
Join me as I explore Sorrento, Capri and the beautiful Amalfi Coast as well as the ancient cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.