On shore excursions from Monaco, you can choose to visit the hilltop villages of Saint Paul de Vence or Eze, tour Vieux (Old) Nice and its famed flower market, visit Villa Rothschild and its gardens in Cap Ferrat, or spend time absorbing the sights and sounds of Monte Carlo. And that’s just for starters. In… [Read More]
During the next six weeks, I’ll be traveling from Marseille to Istanbul (and points between) with Vancouver-based videographer Chris Stanley. We’re on the road to create a new travel show featuring ten “aspirational” ports. By aspirational, I mean that these ports are where you want to drop anchor — if you haven’t already. Cruises frequent these… [Read More]
In this episode, we visit the popular cruise destinations Villefranche & Nice, and we set out on shore excursions to Monte Carlo, Eze & Saint Paul de Vence. Originally named by the ancient Greeks after Nike, the goddess of victory, Nice has been treasured and fought over ever since. It’s easy to understand why. The… [Read More]
I was extremely fortunate to spend this past September in the south of France. Along with Vancouver-based videographer Chris Stanley, I visited a mix of destinations, some that are already on cruise itineraries — and some that deserve to be. Probably the best example of a shore excursion that should be on cruise line radar… [Read More]
This week, the Avid Cruiser is in Marseille, France attending Seatrade Med, a cruise industry event where destinations, ports, cruise lines — and virtually any company with an interest in cruising — get together to showcase their products and explore ways to continue innovating cruise vacations. I’m there, in part, to help launch two new… [Read More]
On a Silversea shore excursion, a group of us went to St. Paul de Vence, where we stepped inside the Relais & Châteaux property Hotel Le Saint Paul for a fabulous lunch. Check out the video.
Shh! Recording Somebody’s got to do it, so it may as well be me — along with talented videographer Chris Stanley. We’re filming in the South of France until September 22. Expect return phone calls and responses to emails to be delayed. We’re working! And to be honest, those refreshing glasses of rosé from Provence… [Read More]