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]
In December of 2007, I moved from America’s happiest city to the world’s happiest nation. In case you missed it, a major news network cited Asheville, North Carolina as the happiest city in the United States — with Denmark taking honors as the world’s happiest country. I first visited Denmark in 2003, when assigned to… [Read More]
When your ship arrives in St. Petersburg, you’ll typically have 48 hours to explore this great city. How to make the most of your time? Spend one day exploring inside the city (see the Avid Cruiser’s guide to exploring the City of St. Petersburg). The next day, get outside the city to explore some of… [Read More]
Editor’s Choice: Most Convenient To The Airport Editor’s Note: Whenever I have an early-morning flight from Copenhagen, I book myself at the Hilton Copenhagen Airport. The hotel is connected to the airport, making it extremely convenient, to get from the hotel to the check-in desk. Hilton Copenhagen Airport also sits in a transportation hub. From… [Read More]
Editor’s Choice: Best ‘Away From Town’ Hotel Facts: Four miles north of Copenhagen and 100 yards from the sea, Skovshoved Hotel is a lovely three-story hotel set in a charming former fishing village. Rated one of the world’s top 50 hottest hotels (by Condé Nast), Skovshoved Hotel is decorated in a light and simple Scandinavian style… [Read More]
CHANCES ARE YOU MAY NEVER HAVE HEARD OF KLAIPEDA. That’s because Lithuania’s oldest city was closed to tourists until Soviet occupation ended in 1990. Since then, Klaipeda has been quickly modernizing — all while keeping its heritage and beauty intact. Klaipeda is an up-and-coming, quaint and charming seaside city that presents opportunities to explore cultural,… [Read More]
The Avid Cruiser visits Storforsen, one of Europe’s largest rapids and only an hour’s drive from Luleå, Sweden.
Yesterday’s bomb threat at Copenhagen International Airport reportedly was caused by an electric toothbrush that was inadvertently activated inside of luggage left unattended at the train station directly beneath the airport. To the person responsible or to anyone traveling with an electric toothbrush, may I recommend toothbrush travel cases for your next trip?