John Roberts

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AmaWaterways' Revolutionary River Ship AmaMagna Offers Golf Program

Additionally, AmaWaterways has announced a new offering for active cruisers. Its Exclusive Concierge Golf Program gives travelers the opportunity to …

AIDA Cruises Cabin Tour: AIDAperla Balcony Stateroom (No. 12135)

The Best Hotel in Budapest: Aria Hotel Budapest

Budapest

Tips and Tricks to Workout While Traveling

By John Roberts<p>Holidays can represent a bulk of the annual time away from home for many, if not most, travelers. <br>You head off to see family and …

Travel

Grabbing the Bites and Sights of Budapest on a Food Tour

We loved getting to enjoy a cold one at a "Ruin Bar." This is Csendes, popular among Budapest locals.<p>By John Roberts<p>The best travel experiences allow …

Regent Seven Seas Cruise Hits the Highlights in Five Ports in Spain

The amazing views from the front terrace of the national museum of Catalan art on Montjuic in Barcelona.<p>By John Roberts<p>Hola, Spain!<p>So nice to see you …

Andalusia

Emerald Waterways' New Emerald Harmony to Sail Mekong River Voyages

By John Roberts<p>A new river cruise ship is scheduled to sail one of our favorite waterways.<p>Emerald Waterways' is designing a special ship, Emerald …

Ho Chi Minh City

I Cruised on Carnival's AIDA Line, Here's What It Was Like

You might have seen the cruise ships in port on your sailings in the Mediterranean or Caribbean. You know the ones, the ships with lips – right there …

Farm-to-table

6 Things Viking Ocean Does Differently

When Viking, the longtime driving force in creating worldwide interest in river cruising, announced it was venturing into ocean cruising, there was a …

Living Rooms

A Visit to the Historic City Walls of Lucca

The city walls of Lucca have a wide path enjoyed by residents and tourists for walk, biking, and jogging.<p>By John Roberts<p>Lucca is a quaint walled city …

Italy

Four Cool Things to Do on a Short Visit to Amsterdam

By John Roberts<p>On my fifth visit to Amsterdam, I finally made it a priority to visit the legendary Rijksmuseum. <br>This is one of the iconic tourist …

9 Best Ways to Reserve a Pool Lounger on a Cruise Ship

0 Shares<p>You only live once, so you better look out for No. 1. This motto especially holds true when it comes to your cruise. You only get a couple …

Things You Shouldn’t Pack for Your Cruises

What to pack? This is easily one of the most-discussed topics for cruisers – newbies and veterans alike. One of the best things about cruising is …

The Six Best Luxury Cruise Ship Experiences

The sun deck on Crystal Bach is a favorite spot to relax and take in the sights as you sail along the rivers in Europe.<p>By John Roberts<p>I'm a pretty …

Ugljan, Croatia, Was an Unexpected Discovery on My Cruise Stop in Zadar

Just minutes after we arrived on Ugljan, we found a spot to hang out and swim.<p>By John Roberts<p>I had been to Croatia a couple times before, visiting …

The 5 Best Things to Enjoy in Astoria, Oregon

Astoria is a gorgeous waterfront city on the Columbia River. You can spot our cruise ship at the pier in the distance.<p>By John Roberts<p>I have to admit …

Viking Orion Full Ship Tour

Viking Orion Visits Barcelona for the First Time

The Port Vell marina was not too busy on this Sunday, and it's just about a 20-minute jog from the cruise ship piers.<p><b>Day 6 -- Barcelona<br>We Take a Nice</b> …

How to Have the Perfect Day in Budapest

The largest city and capital of Hungary, Budapest is among the most scenic and stunning places I have seen. You can find tons to explore in Budapest, …

How to Survive a Cruise That Has No Sea Days

If you’re anything like me when you look for a cruise, you love to load up your itinerary with lots of new destinations to explore (or some old …

A Summer Sunday is Quiet in Aix-en-Provence

The sun was shining and the streets quiet on a Sunday in Aix-en-Provence, France.<p><b>Day 5 -- Marseille<br>An Afternoon in the Quiet Village of</b> …

Viking Orion as a Refreshing Retreat

<b>Day 4 -- Monte Carlo<br>We Stay On the Ship For Massages and Spa Time<br>Onboard:</b> This was a day to take full advantage of all the creature comforts onboard …

Viking Orion Debuts in Med with Dazzling Christening Event

Fireworks at the Port of Livorno cap an incredible christening ceremony for Viking Orion.<p><b>Day 2 -- Livorno<br>Viking Ocean Cruises Welcomes Viking</b> …

7 Tips and Tricks to a Biking Cruise with AmaWaterways and Backroads

By John Roberts<p>I finally went on my first biking tour.<p>I have long had a desire to cycle around Europe to explore the countryside and cities. It …

Carnival Horizon Full Ship Tour

Backroads Adds Yoga to Adventures in Popular Destinations

By John Roberts<p>Adventure travel company Backroads, which I have traveled with as part of two river cruises for their hiking and biking itineraries, …

Arctic Expedition Cruise Features BBC Earth Filmmakers

By John Roberts<p>Tauck will sail an "Arctic Allure: Spitsbergen and the Midnight Sun" small-ship cruise itinerary in 2019.<p>And the travel company plans …

Will a Luxury Cruise in Alaska Be Adventurous Enough for Me?

When you go to Alaska – a huge trip that many travelers target as a lifetime goal – you’ll want to ensure that you have plenty of opportunities to …

A Day of Scenic Cruising in Alaska on Regent Seven Seas Mariner

Making new friends is always a highlight of our travels.<p>​<b>Day 11</b><b><br>Sailing the Outside Passage</b><b><br>Highlight:</b> It was a beautiful sea day and a perfect way to …

Try this Day Hike in Ketchikan, Alaska, to Escape the Cruise Ship Crowds

We are savoring the sun in Ketchikan after our hike to a viewing spot on Married Man's Trail.<p>​<b>Day 10</b><b><br>Ketchikan</b><b><br>Highlight:</b> We were blessed again with …